Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Dakota City to offer entertainment, events during Dakota County Fair

Special entertainment and events are planned in Dakota City Heritage Village during the Aug. 9th through Aug. 15th Dakota County Fair. The Dakota City Review Music Show featuring music through the 1980s is scheduled Wednesday through Saturday evenings in the Dakota City tent and a variety of music will be performed every day in the bandstand and the tent. A complete schedule of each day's entertainment and events will be available to fair visitors at the admissions booths.

All buildings in the village will be staffed by costumed interpreters to help visitors understand life in the 1900-era village. Several new displays will be unveiled in the Ahlberg Heritage Museum, including a Heritage Gardens State Fair display and one depicting a child's life. Also, new displays have been placed in the Millinery Shop, the Depot, the Schoolhouse and the Church. The Dakota County Historical Society will offer displays and literature in the Town Hall.
The Native Pride Dancers who performed in 2008 and 2009 will return to perform on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. A tractor parade through the village will take place at 1 p.m. each day with many tractors on display on the village green. Threshing will take place north of the fire barn at 3 p.m. Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. A horseshoe-pitching contest will be held Sunday.
Featured every day will be cooking in the Harris House, blacksmithing in the Blacksmith Shop and fire brigade reenactments. Hot and cold food, root beer floats and ice cream will be available in the Drugstore with lemonade and watermelon sold outside. Handcrafted dolls and other items will be sold in the Gift Shop.
Dakota City Heritage Village is located at 4008-220th St. W. on the fairgrounds in Farmington. For information about Dakota City, please call 651-460-8050.

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