Edgerton, MN

9th Annual
Rock River Pumpkin Festival

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Mark your calendars for this exciting day of events!

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Come to Edgerton for TONS of
autumn fun for the entire family!

Check out this video clip from Explore Minnesota
that includes 
Edgerton's corn maze as
something awesome to see in MN!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNuenpxh8Wo


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Festival attendees ages 2 and older
can purchase an event bracelet for $3
that covers most games and the hay rides.

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8:00am  =  5k PUMPKIN RUN
Check in begins at 7:30am. Pre-registration by September 13 is required to receive a 2017 Pumpkin Run t-shirt. For details, please contact Denise at 507-442-4471. Here's the registration form:  http://edgertonmn.com/upload/RRPF%20Run-Walk%202017%20(2).pdf

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11:00am  =  THE AMAZING PUMPKIN RACE
Teams of 4, grades 5-8, can participate in the 2nd Annual Amazing Pumpkin Race.  Pre-registration is required, so sign your team up at 507-442-4471.

11:00am-3:30pm  =  PULLED PORK LUNCH
This year's menu choices include pulled pork sandwiches, BBQs, chili and hot dogs, pie, coleslaw, chips and beverages.

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11:00am-4:00pm  =  HAY RIDES

Hay rides will leave from the parking lot at SWCH, head down Main Street in Edgerton, and take you to our pumpkin patch on the south west corner of town where you can pick your own pumpkins.  When you're ready to come back to the other events, just hop back on the hay ride.

11:00am-4:00pm  =  CONCESSIONS STAND
Popcorn, cotton candy, candy bars, sodas and other snacks available inside the school.

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11:00am-4:00pm  =  VENDOR FAIR
Many vendors will be located inside in the SWCH gym, while others will be located at various spots throughout the Festival. You can also purchase BEAUTIFUL fall plants for your autumn decorating designed by VIP Floral in Slayton. 

11:00-4:00pm  =  CORN MAZE
Located on the southwest corner of town. This is our 6th year of having fun in a maze!  Climb aboard the hay ride at the Festival for the scenic tour of Edgerton all the way to the pumpkin patch and then to the corn maze.  A big SHOUT OUT of thanks to Seth Spronk for this year's amazing design! Check out this video produced by Pioneer Public Television about our 2016 Corn Maze: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qosWS2a-fZ4

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11:00-4:00pm  =  INFLATABLES, CARNIVAL GAMES & PETTING ZOO
Take your turn at Plinko, the Duck Pond, inflatables, cow milking, train rides, balloon art and face painting (you'll need a bracelet to participate in these activities).

11:00-4:00pm  =  PETTING ZOO
Our feathered and furry friends will visit us again this year.  This event is sponsored by our local FFA chapter.

2:00pm  =  3rd Annual FASTEST PIE EATER CONTEST
Consider yourself a fast eater?  Well, if you love pie here's your chance to prove it!  Meet by the tent before 3pm if you'd like to participate.

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4:00pm  =  PUMPKIN LAUNCHING CONTEST
This is really, really fun! Design and building a trebuchet to throw a pumpkin. The contest will take place on the soccer field just north of the school.  If you would like to participate, here are the details and rules of the contest:  http://edgertonmn.com/upload/RRPF%20-%20Catapult-trebuchet%202017.pdf
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THE GREAT PUMPKIN MEDALLION HUNT 2017:

Winner receives $20 in Chamber Bucks and a Festival T-shirt!

Clue #1 - Monday, September 25

Welcome to the hunt for the 2017 Rock River Pumpkin Festival medallion. 
The medallion may have gotten a little wet last night but maybe the small roof over 
it, and the round item where it is hiding behind kept it dry.

Clue #2

Oh, did you know, the medallion is within the city limits of Edgerton. With a year full of activities, there is always something happening in Edgerton. High school activities, summer activities, and festivals give everyone a chance to gather and have fun. Seasons of activities, inside and outside, where the medallion is hiding is a structure to allow small items and larger items to stay clean, dry and warm.

Clue #3

Beep, beep and good morning!  Sunnier weather and the medallion is still waiting to be found.

Clue #4

The medallion hears many noises throughout each day, students' shouts of encouragement, trucks delivering weekly goods, along with all kinds of things on wheels coming and going not too far away.

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the official website of the festival is
https://sites.google.com/site/rockriverpumpkinfestival/

most of the activities will be held on Elizabeth Street
between 4th and 5th Avenue

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