This Weekend in Nisswa: 14th Annual Nisswa Fall Festival and Smokin’ Hot BBQ Contest

Posted by Colton Maher on Friday, September 20th, 2019 at 12:28pm


Some darn good fun in Nisswa this weekend

September 21, 2019

Tons going on in Downtown Nisswa this weekend for the whole gang, we're kicking off the 14th Annual Fall Festival! Woods to Water will have bags boards outside our office to play, come stop by and say hi anytime throughout the day. Enjoy downtown Nisswa shops, brewery, restaurants, coffee and more in your in-between rib-eating time. Check out the long list of events and activities for the day, we hope to see you tomorrow!


Smokin’ Hot BBQ Contest:

General $2/rib (buy there, but buy early in the day!)

VIP $30: 7 ribs, 2 sides, dessert, NA beverage, VIP voting/judging, a guaranteed seat under the tent (early sales, call the Nisswa Chamber)



Nisswa Fire Department Pancake Breakfast  

$8 pancake breakfast at the Nisswa Fire Department

Hills Crossing Senior Living in Nisswa will host a bake sale during breakfast on the south lawn. Bake sale proceeds will go toward Hills Crossing Crew Brainerd Lakes Area Walk to End Alzheimer's team.



Bridges of Hope RUN for HOPE 5k, 10k and kids run 

Early Packet Pickup is TODAY (Friday Sept. 20) from 4:00-6:30 in Nisswa. Look for the big white tent in The Pickle parking lot. Onsite registration will be available during this time as well as tomorrow morning before the race. (You can also get your packets tomorrow starting at 7AM in the same location.) 



Nisswa Chamber Scavenger Medallion Hunt

Find the Fall Medallion, $100 cash prize! (bring the medallion to the chamber office to redeem prize)
    1st Clue Posted: 10 am at Anchored In
    2nd Clue Posted: Noon at The Fun Sisters
    3rd Clue Posted: 2 pm at RW Jewelers


12 – 8pm

Beer garden/whiskey bar + live music on the outdoor stage

@ Pickle Factory parking lot

1-1:30 Kings Ransom

4-8pm Vintage Rags


1 pm 

Official Bean Bag Tournament (14 & older) - Cash prize!

@ Pickle Factory parking lot 


1—5:30 pm 

Pre-Sales for BBQ Eats @ City Hall Street at the Chamber Tent

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




@ The Gazebo 

Creative activities for the whole family (while supplies last)

Scavenger hunt

Face painting

Paint and decorate toolboxes for littles, pre-teen and adults (bottle opener and space for 6 pack!) by J’s Woodworking. 

11am — 3pm

@ Pioneer Village 

$5 wristband for kids to tour the village and BIG caboose! Bouncy housesgames, crafts & more!



Schaefer’s Foods

Ye Old Pickle Factory

Chocolate Ox

Cuyuna Regional Medical Center

Party Time Rental


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