If you’ve been to the Franconia Sculpture Park you know it’s a fascinating place and it has some great trails that allow for wandering. A chance to enjoy a bit of the outdoors as well as countless amazing artistic displays.
The upcoming Franc ‘N’ Stein Octoberfest & Dogtoberfestis an event that lets you enjoy Franconia and also bring your dog if you would like. If you don’t have a dog but would like to support the Ruff Start Rescue, this will still be a fun event. They do ask that you register in advance due to the guidelines set in place since Covid-19, you can do that here.
The event takes place October 17th from 3-10pm. It’s free to get in and parking will be $5. You’ll find a wide variety of family-friendly and dog-friendly art activities throughout the day! The scheduled includes the following:
Free hourly guided tours of Franconia Sculpture Park at 3pm, 4pm, and 5pm
3pm-5pm Family-friendly art-making activities, including: pumpkin carving; face painting; spooky spin art; and Halloween button-making
5pm-5:30pm Costume Contest (sign-ups start at 3pm day of event)
5:30pm-6:30pm Music performance by DyVersaCo, Minnesota’s most beloved polka band
6pm-9pm Blacklight Scavenger Hunt throughout park
6:30pm-8pm Outdoor Film Screening of Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie (2012)
8pm-9pm Music Performance by Minneapolis-based post-punk/darkwave band Wax Lead
9pm-10pm Bonfire, Ritual Burning, Hot Apple Cider and ‘Smores at Franconia Picnic Area
PLUS! DOGTOBERFEST with Ruff Start Rescue
3pm-5pm Dog Painting
4pm-5pm Dog Costume Contest with prizes (sign-ups start at 3pm day of event)