Family spotlights: Dozinky fest in New Prague and Fall Wildlife Festival

  • Article by: MELISSA WALKER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 10, 2011 - 11:55 PM

Dozinky Czech Harvest Festival

Downtown New Prague will be transformed into an open-air market reminiscent of the Old Country, where guests can purchase authentic Czech items from vendors. Pair traditional Czech dishes with a frothy beer. The city will honor its agricultural roots with the Parade of Farm Pride at noon featuring antique and modern farm equipment. The Czech village is home to music and dancing.

Fall Wildlife Festival

Reptiles, fish and birds are the stars of this event. Guests can participate in a geocaching scavenger hunt, take a guided nature walk or visit the pollination station. Presentations on trumpeter swans and sandhill cranes. Make nature crafts and help preservation by participating in a silent auction.

  • 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat. 9/17
  • Free
  • Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge, 17076 293rd Av., Zimmerman, Minn
  • 763-389-3323, ext. 13
  • www.fws.gov/midwest/sherburne
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