Nisswa ushers in fall with the 44th anual Nisswa Fall Festival on Saturday, September 16th. The 12th annual Smokin’ Hot BBQ Challenge is also part of this annual fall tradition. Start your day with a pancake breakfast. Participate in the medallion hunt and compete in the bean bag tournament. Kids congregate at KidZone near the Nisswa turtle track parking lot for activities that include bounce houses, games and much more! The tantalizing smell of barbecued ribs wafts through town as teams compete in the Smokin’ Hot BBQ Challenge. After ribs are judged, the public gets its chance to taste the creations. Live music throughout the day continues into the night with a live outdoor concert.
10:00am-8:00pm Enjoy our great downtown restaurants, brewery, coffee shops, candy/ice cream shops, KD Kettle Korn, Jamie’s Chuck Wagon Grille, Brent Rocks, Northwoods Food Factory
10:00am-Scavenger Hunt – Search for the Fall Medallion! Winner gets $100 CASH!
1st Clue Posted: 10am at Minnesota Surf Co.
2nd Clue Posted: 12Noon at CoCo & Co.
3rd Clue Posted: 2pm at Woodland Meadow
10:00am-4:00pm Paint Your Own Pottery by Kevin Matthews Pottery – Gazebo; Live Music on Outdoor Stage – The Lisa Wenger Band – Bean Bag Tournament (14 & older) – Pickle Factory Parking Lot – Cash Payout!
Noon-8:00pm Beer Garden/Outdoor Whiskey Bar – Pickle Factory Parking Lot; Live Music on Outdoor Stage – Vintage Raggs
1:00pm-5:30pm Pre-Sales for BBQ Eats! – City Hall Street at the Chamber Tent – Tickets go on sale for the VIP tent & General Eating for the BBQ
Nearby bed & breakfasts include: The Oliver Acreage Barn Lodge (Pequot Lakes), Carmel Apple Orchard Inn (Staples), Park Street Inn (Nevis) and The Lady Slipper Inn (Osage)