Labor Day Weekend in RiverSouth

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Labor Day weekend is your chance to celebrate some well-deserved time off. RiverSouth has the entire weekend packed with fun activities to top off the season. Here’s our planning guide for Labor Day weekend in RiverSouth.


Canterbury Park

Festival of Champions Day • Sunday, September 6

It’s the cream of the crop, the best of the best, the toughest set of races that you will see in Minnesota—it’s Festival of Champions Day at Canterbury Park! Don’t miss nine championship races with more than $400,000 in purses up for grabs. With this kind of competition, the races are sure to be edge-of-your-seat nail-biters. The first race begins at 12:45 p.m. and includes a full day of fun for the whole family featuring free face painting, pony rides, a petting zoo and more. Admission is only $8, and kids 17 and under are free. Remember: big purses, big competition, big FUN!


Wiener Dog Wars • Monday, September 7

Seventy-two dogs. Six heats. One champion. On Monday, the Wiener Dog Wars dachshund races steal the spotlight from the horses as they take over the track between races. Who will be crowned the fastest dachshund around? The top two dogs from each heat will advance to the Wiener Dog Championship. It’s a great way to cap the summer before school starts, so bring the kids. Puppies and Ponies…best Monday ever!


Mystic Lake

Win an RV • Sunday, September 6

Summer may be almost over, but roadtrip season continues! Don’t miss your chance to win the ultimate vacation vehicle—a brand new 33-foot Coachmen Pursuit RV worth over $100,000! Mystic Lake is giving it away on Sunday, September 6. You can up your odds even more by earning bonus entries for your casino play. Get all the details here.


Grab a Free Six-Pack of Pepsi • Starting Sunday, September 6

An ice cold can of Pepsi is the perfect complement to a holiday weekend! Starting Labor Day, take home a free six-pack of Pepsi (or Diet Pepsi, Sierra Mist, Mountain Dew or Diet Mountain Dew) during Mystic Lake’s Pepsi Giveaway. Get yours by joining the free Club Mystic players club, and earn even more six-packs for your casino play. The Pepsi Giveaway begins September 7 and runs Sundays through Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.



39th Annual Green Giant Corn Feast • Saturday – Monday, September 5 – 7

Nothing says Minnesota summer like Valleyfair and fresh, delicious corn on the cob. Now you can pair them! The 39th Annual Green Giant Corn Feast will take place Saturday through Monday of Labor Day weekend, with over 30,000 pounds of corn from Green Giant to feast upon! Plus, be sure to check out the new corn creations offered by the Valleyfair culinary team. All-you-can-eat corn is included with Valleyfair admission while supplies last. Bring the entire family and soak up the sun (and the corn) while you still can!


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Last Weekend of Soak City Waterpark • Open through Labor Day

Don’t let summer pass without one final splash at Soak City!  If you haven’t experienced the #H2OMG Expansion yet, this is your last chance to challenge the 90-foot Breakers Plunge and the 65-foot Breakers Pipeline! Height not your thing? Then relax with the kids at the new Barefoot Beach splash pad!


Renaissance Festival

Passport to Adventure • Saturday – Monday, September 5 – 7 

Summer may be cooling down, but the Renaissance Festival is just starting to heat up. And if you’re looking to spice things up this Labor Day Weekend, look no further! With Passport to Adventure taking place all weekend long, there will never be a dull moment. Check out the variety of unique activities taking place at the festival over Labor Day, including:


The International Bazaar
Immerse yourself in mesmerizing cultures and venture through the bazaar in search of unique treasures. Artisans will be showcasing pastries, olive oils, garlic, unique trinkets from the sea and sky, and much more.


Spaghetti Eating Contest
Slurp your way to victory! Participants will be chosen from the crowd and prizes will be awarded to the top finisher in the kids and adult categories.


Magic the Gathering Tournament

Join fellow gamers on Labor Day for an Origins Set Booster Draft Tournament and compete in this cult card game for great prizes sponsored by Dreamers.
It’s time to cross your RiverSouth adventure off your summer bucket list! Make this Labor Day weekend one to remember. To plan your end of summer Big Fun, visit the RiverSouth event calendar for a full list of activities.

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