Edgerton, MN

67th Annual
Edgerton Dutch Festival
Thursday through Saturday
July 7 - 9, 2016

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A weekend of fun for the whole family!

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THURSDAY, JULY 7:

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5:00 - 10:00pm - MIDWAY
Amusement rides are back! Midwest Rides will be providing amusement park rides, games and traditional fair food. Located just north of the City Park on Mill Street. Advance tickets are 8 for $18 (good for 8 rides). Ride tickets at the gate are 18 for $20 (good for 4.5 rides). Advance tickets can be purchased at the Cenex C-Store, Drooger's Food Center and First State Bank SW. 

FRIDAY, JULY 8:

3:00pm-Midnight  -  MIDWAY
Amusement rides are back! Midwest Rides will be providing amusement park rides, games and traditional fair food. Located just north of the City Park on Mill Street. Advance tickets are 8 for $18 (good for 8 rides). Ride tickets at the gate are 18 for $20 (good for 4.5 rides). Advance tickets can be purchased at the Cenex C-Store, Drooger's Food Center and First State Bank SW. 

5:00-7:30mpm  -  RIB COOK-OFF
Help us raise funds for Edgerton's new Habitat for Humanity House! You will be smelling bbq all afternoon - the Pit masters will start cooking early in the day and will begin serving the public at 5pm. Takes place in the City Park.

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5:00-8:00pm  -  CRUISE-IN CAR SHOW
Have a car, truck, tractor, semi, motorcycle or anything else with wheels that you would like to show off?  Bring it on down to the Cruise-In on Main Street, Edgerton. There is no entry fee, and the event is free to the public. There will be a food stand, beer garden and DJ on site spinning "car tunes"! Anyone who brings in a vehicle for the show gets $5 off admission to the IV Play concert that evening.

5:00-8:00pm  -  TALENT SHOW

Stop by to enjoy some terrific local talent. Located in the City Park near the swimming pool. Some picnic tables will be available, but you are encouraged to bring your own lawn chairs. A freewill offering will be taken to help defray expenses.

5:00-8:30pm  -  ECES FOODSTAND
Located in the north shelter at the City Park (just off Mill Street). Menu choices today include hot dogs, pulled pork sandwiches, BBQs, Cold Stone ice cream and assorted beverages.

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8:00-Midnight  -  IV PLAY CONCERT
IV Play will take you from the arena rock and hair metal of the 80's, to the down and dirty grunge rock of the 90's, to the hot pop and country hits of today! Oh yeah...and everywhere in between! Advance tickets to the concert are $12; tickets will be $15 at the gate. A beer garden and concessions will be available at the concert.
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SATURDAY, JULY 9:



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6:00-10:00am  -  PANCAKE & SAUSAGE BREAKFAST
Sponsored by the Edgerton Volunteer Ambulance Association and Fire Departments. Pancakes, sausage, juice, milk and coffee available. The breakfast will be served at the Emergency Services building on Mill Street.

7:30am  -  DUTCH FUN RUN
Sponsored by the Edgerton Chamber of Commerce; includes a 5k-walk, a 5k-run and a 10k-run. Registration takes place on the corner of Main Street and Howard (by the DeBoer Chevrolet car lot). You must be registered by June 28 to receive a t-shirt or door prize, but you may register up until the race begins. Registration this morning begins at 7am; the race begins at 7:30am. Questions? Contact Orey Fey at 507-227-3552. Please register online at http://www.allsportcentral.com/EventInfo.cfm?EventID=63912.

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8:30-9:30am  -  FISHING CONTEST
All kids under 16 are invited to participate, but younger children must be supervised. Will be held at Dave Hulstein's pit again this year (head north from the Edgerton cemetery on 160th Ave about 1.5 miles). bait will be available for purchase if needed. Prizes will be awarded based on fish length in the following age groups: 1-5 years old; 6-10 years old; and 11-15 years old. No registration is needed.  Even will last 1 hour. Contact Craig Fey at 507-227-6342 with questions.

10:00am  -  KIDS PEDAL TRACTOR PULL
Takes place at the City Park near the tennis courts. Ages 4-11 will complete for trophies. All area children are welcome to participate (tractors will be provided).

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10:00am-MIDNIGHT  -  MIDWAY 
Amusement rides are back! Midwest Rides will be providing amusement park rides, games and traditional fair food. Located just north of the City Park on Mill Street. Advance tickets are 8 for $18 (good for 8 rides). Ride tickets at the gate are 18 for $20 (good for 4.5 rides). Advance tickets can be purchased at the Cenex C-Store, Drooger's Food Center and First State Bank SW. 

10:00am-1:00pm  -  CHAIRS IN BLOOM CONTEST
Taking place at the City Park just south of the swimming pool. In addition to 1st, 2nd, 3rd place and youth division prizes, there will be a People's Choice Award. Here are the contest rules: 1) plants must be in a chair of any kind; 2) no artificial or dried  flowers or vines - all plants must be living; 3) accessories are permitted; 4) all plants must be identified on a 3"x5" card. Chairs will be judged on creativity, plant selection, overall appearance, shape and form.  There is a $5 registration fee for each entry.

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11:00am-9:00pm  -  ECES FOODSTAND
Located in the north shelter at the City Park (just off Mill Street). Menu choices today include hot dogs, pulled pork sandwiches, BBQs, grilled hamburgers, Cold Stone ice cream, fruit and cream pies, and assorted beverages.

11:00am-2:00pm  -  CRAFT FAIR
Taking place at and near the south shelter in the City Park.  Over 30 vendors participating!

Noon-6:00pm  -  4th ANNUAL BEAN BAG TOURNAMENT
Taking place near the south shelter in the City Park. Registration begins at 11:30am. Beer garden and concessions will be available for purchase. Call Shela Gunnink to register ahead or if you have questions: 507-626-5155.

1:30-3:00pm  -  2nd Annual FIREMAN WATER CHALLENGE
Taking place at the intersection of Main Street and Howard Street.

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3:00-6:00pm  -  TRACTOR SHOW
A free event taking place at the City Park.

4:00-5:00pm  -  SIDEWALK CHALK ART CONTEST
Taking place on Main Street. Contact Marilyn DeKam at 507-442-8123 for more information.

7:00pm  -  PARADE
Big bands, home-made neighborhood floats and antiques make this one of the best parades in the area! This year's there of "EVERYTHING 80's" will be sure in inspire creative thinking! The parade route begins on the rest end of Elizabeth Street (by SWMCH), heads east on Elizabeth Street, then come south on Main Street. The parade is always a highlight of our Festival!

8:30pm  -  DIRT KICKIN' WICKED GOOD BULL RIDING
Taking place in the event arena at the City Park. Advance tickets are $12; at the gate price is $15. Kids 7 & under are FREE! Advance tickets can be purchased at the Cenex C-Store and First State bank SW. 
A beer garden and concessions will be available at the event.

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10:30pm  -  FIREWORKS
following the Bull Riding event at the City Park

SUNDAY, JULY 10:

6:30pm  -  WORSHIP SERVICE
Community worship service at the City Park. Bleachers will be available, but bringing your own lawn chairs is encouraged. The rain/bad weather location is Bethel CRC.


Interested in being involved in our event?
You can reach our Dutch Festival committee at
edgertondutchfestival@hotmail.com