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Labor Day Weekend FUN in RiverSouth

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Summer’s Not Over Yet

There’s plenty of excitement in the Land of Big Fun this Labor Day weekend. The holiday gives you an extra day to play at four big attractions, just four miles apart.

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Canterbury Park
Celebrate Canterbury’s last Pepsi Family Day of the season Sunday, September 4 with a free six-pack of Pepsi given to the first 4,000 paid admissions. You’ll also find all the popular regular family day activities like the petting zoo, pony rides, face painting and kids race the track.

Wiener Dog Wars return to Canterbury Park on Labor Day, September 5! It’s the biggest dachshund race day of the year with 72 dogs, 7 races and only 1 champion. More Dogs! More Races! More FUN! Dog lovers, please note that outside pets are not allowed into the park unless pre-entered as a contestant in the wiener dog race.

Celebrate Labor Day weekend at Valleyfair with the 40th annual Green Giant Corn Feast September 3 – 5 with more than 30,000 pounds of all-you-can-eat corn on the cob, live music, corn-eating contest and all of your favorite rides and attractions.

Plus, get one last splash of summer at Soak City Waterpark featuring the 90-foot Breakers Plunge waterslides, massive wave pool and kid-friendly splash pad, Barefoot Beach. Soak City is included with admission to Valleyfair.

Next year’s fun starts now. Receive a free visit to Valleyfair when you purchase a 2017 Gold Season Pass—on sale now for the lowest price of the season—and be among the first to reach for the stars in 2017 on the new North Star!

Renaissance Festival
Longing for one last summer getaway? Travel through mesmerizing cultures during the Passport to Adventure theme weekend at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival! Check out the International Bazaar, with handcrafted treasures such as jewelry, pottery, and international cuisine. Participate in swashbuckling activities like the pirate costume contests or peg leg relay races. Craving some more adventure? Compete in the Bocce Ball Tournament, Spaghetti Eating Contest, or Tattoo Competition for the chance to win fabulous prizes!

Labor Day Weekend is also Military Appreciation Weekend at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival. Show your Active or Retired Military ID September 3 – 5 and receive a special Buy One Get One Free Adult Admission!


Mystic Lake
Mystic Lake is saying goodbye to summer this Labor Day weekend by giving away over $240,000 in prizes! It’s free to enter their Outdoor Getaway Grand Prize Giveaway drawings Saturday, September 3 and Sunday, September 4 from 1 – 10:30 p.m. Saturday’s Grand Prize winner drives home a new Ford F-150 plus two Polaris ATVs and trailer. Sunday’s Grand Prize winner gets the keys to a Ford F-350 and a Keystone luxury fifth wheel RV!

A holiday Monday means there’s no need to be home early Sunday night! Cowboy up and stay out late with country star Trace Adkins. He’ll take the Mystic Showroom stage at 8 p.m. Sunday, September 4 for an evening of hits like “Ladies Love Country Boys,” “You’re Gonna Miss This” and “Just Fishin’.”

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