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Nisswa Fall Festival, Smokin' Hot BBQ Challenge are Saturday

The Nisswa Fall Festival along with the annual Smokin’ Hot BBQ Challenge will be held Saturday, Sept. 21.

Activities will include trailside art and craft show, moonwalk, haystack search, pumpkin painting contest, horse-drawn wagon rides, music and food. Buy a wristband for $5 for various discounts.

Following is a schedule of events:

8 a.m.-11 a.m.: Pancake breakfast at Nisswa Fire Hall.

10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Crafter and Market Place opens, Paul Bunyan Trail and Turtle Track.

10 a.m.-6 p.m.: Pioneer Village open.

10 a.m.: Story time at Turtle Town Books & Gifts.

11 a.m.-5 p.m.: Eats and treats around town.

11 a.m.-6 p.m.: Stagecoach rides by Action Entertainment.

11 a.m.-7 p.m.: Gunner’s Paint Ball Blast on City Hall Street.

Noon: Scavenger Hunt search for the fall medallion begins with the winner receiving $100 in cash. The first clue will be posted at noon at Triangle gas station. The second clue will be posted at 2 p.m. at The Fun Sisters. The third clue will be posted at 4 p.m. at Buffalo Plaid.

Noon: Haystack coin and toy hunt, Pioneer Village.

Noon-4 p.m.: Grandma Betty’s Pies by the slice, City Hall Street.

Noon-4 p.m.: Face painting, Pioneer Village.

Noon-6 p.m.: Bounce Houses, blow up slide, petting zoo, Top Hat Productions DJ, all at Pioneer Village.

Noon-6 p.m.: Baseball toss, football toss, slapshot hockey, City Hall Street.

Noon-8 p.m.: Beer garden, Ye Old Pickle Factory.

1-4 p.m.: Sidewalk chalk contest. Register at RW Carson’s.

1-1:30 p.m.: Limbo contest, Pioneer Village.

1:30-2:30 p.m.: Nestle’s milk stand, Pioneer Village.

1:30-2 p.m.: Hoola Hoop contest, Pioneer Village.

1-3 p.m.: Plinko, candy bar wheel, pumpkin painting, all at Pioneer Village.

3 p.m.: Bean bag toss, City Hall Street.

3-5 p.m.: Minnow races, kids’ coloring contest, puzzle contest, all at Pioneer Village.

3-8 p.m.: Live music, City Hall Street.

3:30 p.m.: BBQ Contest judging.

4 p.m.: BBQ Contest VIP seating, eating and judging.

4 p.m.: Bonfires by the turtle track.

5 p.m.: BBQ Contest general eating and judging.

6 p.m.: BBQ Contest winners announced.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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