Crowds enjoying A Taste of Minnesota in Waconia

Large crowds are expected to enjoy A Taste of Minnesota throughout the weekend. Here, people make their way towards the Pioneer Press Main Stage on Thursday, July 3. (Patriot photo by Todd Moen)

Large crowds are expected to enjoy A Taste of Minnesota throughout the weekend. Here, people make their way towards the Pioneer Press Main Stage on Thursday, July 3. (Patriot photo by Todd Moen)

A Taste of Minnesota, a celebration of food, music and summer, is up and running at the Carver County Fairgrounds in Waconia. The festival will be held 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. July 3-6.

Festival admission is free from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. daily. After 3 p.m., admission is $10, which includes $5 of tickets that can be redeemed for food and beverages at the festival. The festival is free for kids 12 and under, as well as for those with a military ID on July 4.

Fireworks will occur nightly starting at 10:20 p.m. They will be shot off from Bayview Elementary School. On the 4th, there will be two fireworks shows in Waconia. The first one is the community’s traditional show, which begins at dusk and will be shot off from Lake Waconia Regional Park. The second will be shot off following the first show and don’t miss the live simulcast on KQRS (92.5 FM) for the Taste fireworks on the 4th.

In terms of parking, there is free parking on the streets near the fairgrounds. In addition, the Taste is providing free parking and shuttle service.

Buses will do continuous shuttles, from 11 a.m. to midnight, July 3-6, to the Carver County Fairgrounds, about a 10 minute shuttle ride, from the following lots: Waconia High School; Waconia Ice Arena; and Clearwater Middle School

Buses will drop off and pick up on the south end of the fairgrounds.

To learn more about A Taste of Minnesota, visit www.atasteofmn.com.

Music Schedule:

Thursday, July 3

Pioneer Press Main Stage

Presented by KQRS

2:30   Owl feat. Chris Wyse

4:30   Tim Mahoney

6:30   Tina & the B-Sides

8:30   Soul Asylum

 

Taste Stage

2:00   The Undergroove

4:30   Corey Stevens

 

Friday, July 4

Pioneer Press Main Stage

Presented by KQRS

12:00 Vic Tedesco

2:30   Cowboy Mouth

4:30   Badfinger feat. Joey Molland

6:30   Marshall Tucker Band

8:30   Starship feat. Mickey Thomas

 

Taste Stage

11:30 Backseat Boogie Band

2:00   Electric Eye

4:30   New Primitives

 

Saturday, July 5

Pioneer Press Main Stage

Presented by 93X

2:30   Crow

4:30   Gypsy

6:30   Cinderella’s Tom Keifer

8:30   Halestorm

Taste Stage

11:30 Oddfathers

2:00   Flamin’ Oh’s

4:30   Ipso Facto

 

Sunday, July 6

Pioneer Press Main Stage

Presented by BUZ’N

2:30   Maiden Dixie

4:30   Devon Worley Band

6:30   Tim Sigler Band

8:30   Joe Nichols

 

Taste Stage

11:30 The Castaways

2:00   Free Fallin’

4:30   Arch Allies

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