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Bed Races
Just for fun, race a bed against other groups to win special prizes. Co-ed groups of pre-teens to adults are targeted and encouraged to enter.

Saturday, September 16th, 2017
• 1:30
• 2:30
• 3:30

Pre-registration is available until September 8, 2017. Please complete one registration per participating team.

Click here to register your group!

 

Dachshund Races 
Come race your beloved pooch, both purebreds and mixed breeds.

Saturday, September 16, 2017:
• 1pm – Purebread Dachshund Race – HURDLES
• 2pm – Purebread Dachshund Race – DASHES
• 3pm – Mixed Dachshund Race – HURDLES and DASHES

Pre-registration is available until September 8, 2017.

Click here to enter your dog-o in the race!

Event Tours
1. Tours of Jacob Schmidt Brewery & Artist Lofts.
The historic Schmidt Brewery property is one of the finest examples of castle-like Germanic architecture in the United States. On this tour you will learn about the history of the Schmidt Brewery and how the property was preserved. All tours are free, but pre-registration is encouraged to reserve your spot. A limited number of same-day registrations will be accepted at the main Information Booth on Saturday, September 16.

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2. Walking Tours of German Schmidt Brewery Neighborhood.
Enjoy a leisurely walk through the historic Schmidt Brewery neighborhood and learn about early German residents and early breweries. Hear colorful stories about the neighborhood and how it has evolved over the years to become a model of urban Renaissance. Tours are free, but pre-registration is recommended. A limited number of same-day registrations will be accepted at the main Information Booth on Saturday, September 16.

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3. Saint Paul’s German Heritage Bus Tour
Tour Saint Paul’s oldest German enclaves the river bluff neighborhoods of the West End and the Westside and discover the amazing legacy of Saint Paul’s German immigrants.
Saturday, September 16
Tour 1.     2 PM to 3 PM
Tour 2.    3 PM to 4 PM

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Carnival

Our Carnival is provided by USA Inflatables complete with classic games and carnival attractions.  The Carnival will be open and running on Saturday, September 16th only, so please stop by and have some “FUN!”
Cost is $15 for an unlimited ride/game wristband, otherwise $2-3 per ride.

Wedding Celebration
On Saturday, September 16th at 5:30 on the Cultural Stage, we will have an authentic German wedding between Alyssa Van Zyl and Timotheos Leahy. Come dressed in European attire to help us celebrate.

Food and Beverage
Authentic German Food and Summit beer.

Authentic Munich Entertainment
Held on our main stage.

Operation Warm
Saint Paul Fire Local 21 will host a game of Nails and Ales – a nail hitting game on a stump. $2 per nail and proceeds go to their charity “Operation Warm” which buys new coats for St. Paul and Minneapolis students.