Dew Days News

June 14-18, 2016

Bed Race Winners

The 2016 Farmington Dew Days Bed Race winner are the Avengers. The team consists of Tony Moss, David Moss, Alex Akolly, Wibi MacDonald, and Kuruwel Negash.  The champs will receive a Ground Round Spaghetti Meatball Feed; 2 hours of Extreme Bowling from the Farmington Lanes, and bragging rights with the trophy for a year.

We also like to thank the other teams who participated: 

2nd Place - Orange Crush - 2 hours of Extreme Bowling from the Farmington Lanes
3rd Place - Anytime Fitness - $25 Gift Card from Ground Round
Spirit Award - Allina Clinic  - $25 Gift Card from Ground Round


Bingo Winner

Congratulations to Tom Zakoski, our $500 Bingo winner!

Medallion Hunt

The Medallion has been found!  Congratulations to Matthew Koskie & Steven Sanfter on finding the Golden Blossom. 

See the Medallion page for more information.

 2016 Farmington Ambassadors

Congratulations to our new Farmington Ambassadors!

(Top Row) Anna Singewald, MaKayla Ford, ReAnn Eidahl, Emma Ulrich , Tatum Hodgkins
(Bottom Row) Ava Henry, and Gabriella Wollmuth

 Geocaching Passport

If you are planning on participating in the Library's Geocaching event, please print out your Geocaching Passport for the coordinates to the clues.  This is also where you will fill in your answers to the puzzles and receive your stamps.

Kiddie Parade

Who doesn't love watching kids in costumes marching in a parade!?  Make sure to either enter your tots in the Kiddie Parade or just come and watch and cheer.  This year's parade is being sponsored by the Dew Days Committee and the more the merrier!  Lots of prizes will be awarded in several categories so everyone has a great chance of winning.  Join us on Saturday, June 18, at 10:30 (registration) - parade starts at 11:00 - in front of the building next to the big tent. 

Volunteers Still Needed

Come in and join the fun and become a Farmington Dew Days volunteer!  If you'd like to participate in the Farmington Dew Days© celebration, please feel free to Contact Darla Donnelly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and volunteer your services.  We need people to assist in selling bingo tickets at Bingo (with beer & brats), taking admission to the Flavors of Farmington and many other areas of the overall Dew Days celebration.  It's fun and you'll be working with a great group of people!

Parade's Grand Marshall

The Farmington Dew Days Parade© is proud to announce that this year's Grand Marshall is Sammy Schmitz!  Sammy is famous around town as the local amateur golfer who was invited to play at the Masters Golf Tournament this year.  We are proud to have Sammy as a member of the community and excited that he has agreed to be our Grand Marshall in this year's parade.  Make sure you come out and give him a wave!

Jewelry Sale

If you haven't checked out the yearly Jewelry Sale happening during our Farmington Dew Days© event, give it a try this year.  This is a fundraising event held in the Rambling River Center on both Friday and Saturday.  Check out their Flyer for more details.

 Button Values

Use your Farmington Dew Days© Button to receive great discounts and deals from local Farmington Businesses.  Click HERE to view a listing of the discounts you can receive around town when wearing your Dew Days Button.

Button Contest Winner!

Congratulations to Haley Zinnel, our 14 year old button design winner from Dodge Middle School.  Haley's winning design is shown below and will be the picture displayed on this year's Dew Days Buttons.  Great job Haley!!!!


Dakota City Heritage Village

Have fun on Friday, June 17, during Farmington's Dew Days and take a trip back in time to Dakota City Heritage Village! With your tour guide, enjoy a relaxing day as you visit selected buildings in the village and meet the villagers, who help the children with hands-on activities. Enjoy playing vintage games, watch the blacksmith at work in his forge or the woodworker in his shop, withdraw money at the bank to spend shopping at the General Store, and more. Start your trip back in time when you buy your ticket at the gate, then stroll through the museum and see horse-drawn buggies and farm machinery from the good ol’ days before you meet your costumed guide who will lead you through the village buildings. Bring your own lunch and have a picnic on our village grounds. A ticket and guide are needed to be in the village.

There will be two Family & Friends Fun Days this summer during Dew Days on June 17, and July 22. The village will be open for a guided tour from 10:00am – 12:00pm, with tours starting every half hour between 10:00 and noon. The last tour starts at noon, with the village closing after that tour is finished. Each tour is approximately 90 minutes long, with a costumed guide. Tickets cost $5 per person age 3 and up, and they can be purchased in our office on the day of the tour. Everyone must have a ticket and be with a guide to be in the village that day.

Dew Days Facebook Site

We encourage everyone who takes pictures at the Dew Days festival to post their pics on our Facebook site at Farmington Dew Days Facebook.

Also, make sure to visit the Farmington Independent web site for additional Dew Days photos!