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2023 Fall Festival

September 16-17
Covered Bridge Festival, Zumbrota MN

Our fall festival is nestled in the park, amongst the beauty of our historical Covered Bridge.  See below, the events we have planned for you!

Zumbrota Hospital 20 Year Reunion

Friday 3-7 PM

It's been 20 years since the closure of our Zumbrota Hospital!  And the healthcare workers who spent so many years there are getting together to celebrate and remember!  The event will be held at the Covered Bridge Restaurant from 3-7pm.  Contact Leah Wichmann Hinz for more.  


Tat Erredge 5k/10k Memorial Run

Saturday 8am

Honoring the late Tat Erredge or Zumbrota, a musical and running legend of our community - the annual 5k run/walk will return again Saturday morning. This year including a 10k!
Click photo for sign up.



Saturday Morning 

Coed Volleyball 

(Click photo for link to sign ups)

Covered Bridge Festival 2022

Public Library

Saturday 1030

Story time in the Library (or out front!) at 10:30
Annual book sale on the sidewalk
**Return of the kids Bridge Building Competition

Lions Club MedalLion Hunt all week


Food Trucks

Saturday & Sunday

We made a commitment to up the food truck game & I do not think you'll be disappointed with our lineup!  Joining us all weekend in the park 

Truck Eats

United Redeemer Church - Car Hop

Friday 5-7

Hosted by United Redeemer Lutheran Church, your classic supper Car Hop returns! They'll be serving burgers, hot dogs, floats and snow cones at the church.

Drive-in Burger

Veterans Memorial - Special Service

Saturday 11

Guest speaker Aircraft Commander, Jim Ottman will be giving a short presentation, alongside some special music & viewing of a (near replica of) UH1H helicopter that he flew in Vietnam. 
Held at the Veteran's Memorial site

Soldiers and Helicopter

Pickleball Tournament


Our first pickleball tournament at the new courts in the park! Tournament details : women's, mens and coed sessions, $25 per person.

Sign up by clicking photo!


Vendors in the Park

Saturday & Sunday 

Shop local vendors in the park.  A full list of those shops can be found here.

Hours: 10a-5p Saturday, 10-2p Sunday


Live Music all weekend!

Saturday & Sunday

This year we are committing to our small stage musicians. Starting Saturday morning - till Fireworks that evening, we'll be showcasing local bands/sets right in the heart of our Covered Bridge Park.  They'll be back Sunday as well. You can find the final set list and times here. (soon)


Lions Club Bingo


 The Lions Club will also be hosting BINGO in the park on Saturday 10-12p at the covered pavilion near Kids Kingdom.

Image by Mick Haupt

Kids Entertainment

Saturday & Sunday

Animals, game tents, bounce houses & more!

An event to bring the whole family down to and not worry about paying for each joy station, almost every kid station is free!

Both days will have events for the kids. 



Saturday Dusk

Stay nestled in the park after the last musician as we'll light up the skies! Bring your lawn chair or blanket & let's fill the park to enjoy a rare fall fireworks show - early enough for the little kids!


Car Show

Sunday 9-1

Zumbrota Ford is bringing back an epic car show - set at City Hall. Sunday 9-1 with categories & prizes to come!



Sunday 3p

Our grand parade will host a float decorating competition this year! Join us again on East Avenue to celebrate our local businesses that helped support our festival & more.


Breweries on Tap

Saturday & Sunday

Back by popular demand - THREE Breweries will join us down in the park to help hydrate amongst the many food trucks, live music, & keep you hanging with us until fireworks! Vendors listed
Saturday 12-8

Sunday 11-3


Movie Showing at the State Theatre


Due to the renovation of the theatre - we are postponing this event. The seats are not yet finished! We'll update you all with a new date and movie this fall.

Movie Fun

Pancake Breakfast at VFW

Sunday 8-12

The American Legion will again be hosting a pancake breakfast at the Zumbrota VFW all morning!  Hop in to start the day & support our local veterans group.

Image by nikldn

Tractor Show

Sunday 9-2

In the park

Tractors Parked in the Crop Field

Fire Department Water Wars

Sunday 430

Following the parade, join us at East Park for just a bit more fun with our Fire Department as they host the return of CBF Water Wars! This year, also welcoming the FD Wives. 

Fire Hoses
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