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Franc ‘N’ Stein: Halloween & Octoberfest Celebration

October 15 @ 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM CDT

Free
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Visit Franconia Sculpture Park 50-acre outdoor museum to taste sausages (francs) and sample local beers (steins). Enjoy a trick-or-treating hayride through the park, enter costume contests for dogs or humans, carve pumpkins, make art, dance to some polka, and enjoy a Rocky Horror Picture Show sing-a-long! There will be a wide variety of family friendly––and dog-friendly!––art activities throughout the day!
Parking during the event is $5/car and all events are free and open to the public.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
12PM-1PM: Land Art Tour by Franconia’s Executive Director & Chief Curator
Join Franconia’s Executive Director & Chief Curator Ginger Shulick Porcella as she gives a guided tour of the sculpture park. The tour will start at the entrance to Franconia Commons.
1PM-3PM: Trick or Treat Hayrides in the Park
1PM-5PM: Free Art Making Activities
Pumpkin Carving, sponsored by Pleasant Valley Farm
Halloween Button-Making
Printmaking with Natural Materials
Face Painting
3PM-4PM: Dog Costume Contest sponsored by Northwoods Humane Society
Sign-ups start at 2pm on the Front Lawn
4PM-5PM: Human Costume Contest
Sign-ups start at 2pm on the Front Lawn
5PM-6:30PM: Live Polka with Adam & The Jolly Jammers
in the Amphitheater
6:30PM-8PM: Rocky Horror Picture Show Sing-a-Long
in the Amphitheater
8PM-9PM: Bonfire, Hot Apple Cider & S’mores
at the Commons Patio

FOOD AND DRINK VENDORS:
Omni Brewing
Gerhard’s Wurstelstand
Northeast Pretzels
Potter’s Pasties

This program is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the East Central Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Venue

Franconia Sculpture Park
29836 Saint Croix Trl
Shafer, MN 55074
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Phone:
(651) 257-6668
Website:
https://www.franconia.org/

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