Nisswa Fall Festival & Smokin' Hot BBQ Challenge
Nisswa ushers in fall with the 46th annual Nisswa Fall Festival on Saturday, September 21st. The 14th annual Smokin' Hot BBQ Challenge is also part of this annual fall tradition. Start your day with a pancake breakfast presented by the Nisswa Fire Department. You can participate in the medallion hunt and compete in the bean bag tournament. Kids congregate at KIDZONE at Pioneer Village and in the gazebo for activities and memory making.
The tantalizing smell of barbecued ribs wafts through town as teams compete in the Smokin' Hot BBQ Challenge. After ribs are judged, the public gets its change to taste the creations. Live music throughout the day continues into the night with a live outdoor concert.
Interested in showing off your BBQing ability? Get your team together and get registered!
Tent Sponsor: Party Time Rental
7:30—11 am Nisswa Fire Department Pancake Breakfast
8 am Bridges of Hope RUN for HOPE 5k, 10k and kids run
10 am - 8 pm Enjoy our great downtown coffee shops, candy/ice cream shops, restaurants, and brewery and other great shops around town!
10 am Scavenger Hunt - Search for the Fall Medallion! Winner gets $100 CASH!
1st Clue Posted: 10 am at Anchored In
2nd Clue Posted: Noon at The Fun Sisters
3rd Clue Posted: 2 pm at RW Jewelers
Bring the medallion to the Chamber office to redeem your cash prize!
Noon—8 pm Beer Garden/Outdoor Whiskey Bar - Pickle Factory Parking Lot
1 pm Bean Bag Tournament (14 & older) - Pickle Factory Parking Lot - Cash Payout!
1—3:30 pm Live Music on the Outdoor Stage - Kings Ransom - Pickle Factory Parking Lot
1—5:30 pm Pre-Sales for BBQ Eats! - City Hall Street at the Chamber Tent.
Tickets go on sale for the VIP tent & General Eating for the BBQ. Get your BBQ tickets early
and be ready to eat at 4:15 & 4:45 pm!
4 pm Smokin’ Hot BBQ Contest Judging
4—8 pm Live Music on the Outdoor Stage - Vintage RAGGS - Pickle Factory Parking Lot
4:15 pm Smokin’ Hot BBQ Contest VIP Seating/Eating/Judging
4:45 pm Smokin’ Hot BBQ Contest General Eating/Judging
6 pm Smokin’ Hot BBQ Contest Winners announced!
(*times and activities are subject to change)
10 am—While supplies last The Gazebo will have some creative activities for the whole family. J’s Woodworking will be offering 3 different levels of building a ‘take home’ toolbox. Prices will vary for each level of
For the littles: Paint and decorate a toolbox.
Pre-teen: Assemble and decorate a “Smores” toolbox. Includes ingredients!
Adults: Assemble and decorate an “Adult” toolbox that includes a bottle opener and has
enough room for a 6 pack! Prices will vary for each level of build.
11 am — 3 pm Activities at Pioneer Village include a $5 wristband that lets kids play, tour the village and BIG caboose! Kids will enjoy bounce houses, games, make and take crafts & more!