Farmington Dew Days Schedule of Events – June 11-15, 2013

Tuesday, June 11
Noon, Medallion Hunt begins

3:30-4:30 p.m. Teen Library Day, drop-in for activities at Dakota County Farmington Library

7-8 p.m. Minnesota romance writer Julie Klassen at Dakota County Farmington Library

6:30-7:30 p.m. Miss Farmington Royal Ambassador Coronation, Boeckman Middle School

Wednesday, June 12

6:30-7:30 p.m. Rambling River Center, meet author and television personality Ron Schara and his dog, Raven. Tickets are required for this free event at the Farmington Library.

5-10 p.m. Beer, Brats and Bingo, sponsored by Long Branch/Gossips and the Lions Club at Beer Gardens, all proceeds to CEEF.

Thursday, June 13

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Family Fun Day, 19645 Pilot Knob Road (CVS parking lot), free games, prizes, sno-kones, bounce house, Fire Department, face-painting, Pirate Captain Jack Sparrow, alpacas and more.

3-4 p.m. Cookie Contest, Dakota County Farmington Library, registration required

3-4 p.m. Coloring Contest, sponsored by Market on Oak, entries at Market on Oak

2:30-6:30 p.m. Farmers Market, Third Street, info at

6-9 p.m. Flavors of Farmington & Raffles, under the tent at the Beer Gardens

Friday, June 14

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk Craft Fair, Dakota County Farmington Library, registration required

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Dakota Wild Animals Open House, Dakota County Farmington Library

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Bouncy House, downtown

Noon-midnight, Lions Beer Gardens, stage by Beer Gardens

Noon-11 p.m. Vendors open

Noon -1p.m. Chalk drawing contest, sponsored by Janie’s Home Team, in front of Janie’s Home Team

Noon-5 p.m. Model Train Club Display in Senior Center

Noon-6 p.m. Pick a Duck

12-8 p.m., Art Fair and Business Expo, Crafters

1-2p.m. Hula Hoop Contest, sponsored by Olympus Health Club, stage by Beer Gardens

3 p.m. Pizza eating contest, sponsored by Pizza Man Pizzeria, stage by Beer Gardens

4 p.m., Bubble blowing contest, age 3 to 103 in front of Hiekkila Studio

5 p.m., Kids Big Wheel Race and Horse Race, registration at 4:30 p.m., big wheels supplied

5:30-6 p.m., Pie Eating Contest, sponsored by Farmington Bakery, stage by Beer Gardens

6:30 p.m. Bed Races, Oak from Second to Fourth Streets

7 p.m. Car Cruise, starting at the Dakota County Fairgrounds, sponsored by Family Fresh Market and Our Family

8 p.m.-midnight, live music featuring American Roadhouse, stage by Beer Gardens

Saturday, June 15

8 a.m. Dew Run starts at old City Hall at 325 Oak St.

8-10 a.m. eighth annual Bike Auction, old City Hall at 325 Oak St., bidding begins at 9:40 a.m.

8 a.m.-5 p.m. second  annual Two Cylinder Tractor Club Swap Meet, Dakota County Fairgrounds

8:30-11:30 a.m. Masons’ fourth annual Farmington HS College Scholarship Fundraiser Waffle Breakfast, 326  Third St., tickets sold at the door

8:30 a.m. Rib Cookoff starts in front of Farmington Independent

Softball Tournament, Rambling River Fields, 20 teams, cash prizes awarded to the top three teams in two-day tourney, $170/team, Information: Chad Donnelly 651-248-4249

9-11 a.m. Fishing Tournament, Prairie View Park Shelter in Farmington, sponsored by the Southern Dakota County Sportsman Club.  Ages 0-15, bait provided.

9 a.m.-3 p.m. Model Train Club Viewing, old City Hall, 325 Oak St.

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Pick a Duck

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Bouncy House, downtown

10 am-8 p.m. Art Fair and Business Expo

10 a.m.-10 p.m. Vendors open

11 a.m. Kiddie Parade, sponsored by Anchor Bank, registration at 10:30 a.m., theme: Crazy About Cartoons

1-2 p.m. Gerster Jewelry Ring Toss, in front of Gerster Jewelry

1-2 p.m. Special Delivery Singers, stage by Beer Gardens

1:30-2:30 p.m. Fan Club sponsored event in front of Fan Club

2 p.m. Pizza Eating Contest, sponsored by Carbone’s Pizzeria, downtown stage area

2:30-3:30 p.m. Lillians sponsored event in front of Lillians

5 p.m. Grand Parade

4-8 p.m. VFW Steak Fry, hosted by Farmington High School Dance Team, tickets sold at the door at VFW

5 p.m. Rib Cookoff Judging in front of Farmington Independent

5 p.m. Bean Bag Tournament, sponsored by Dakota County Lumber, by the Beer Gardens)

6:30 p.m. Kiss the Pig, stage by Beer Gardens

7 p.m. Synergy Dance Studio, stage by Beer Gardens

8 p.m. Drawing for flat screen TV, stage by Beer Gardens

8 p.m.-midnight Midnight Live featuring The Dweebs, stage by Beer Gardens

Dew Days Button Values

Emma Ulrich, 13, won the Dew Days Button Design Contest. The Dodge Middle School student’s button design graces the buttons that offer savings a local businesses until June 15. To find out more, go online at

Raffle for a TV

A flat-screen TV will be raffled off on Saturday, June 15, at 8 p.m. People need not be present at the stage by the Beer Gardens to win, but the winner must have a Dew Days button to claim the TV.

Raffle tickets for the flat-screen will be sold at Beer, Brats & Bingo, the Farmington Royal Ambassador Coronation, Flavors of Farmington and around downtown Farmington.