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Nickle Dickle Day

Free Fun for All

City Square Park, Waconia, Minnesota

Saturday, September 17, 2022 
8 am to 5 pm

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Welcome to Nickle Dickle Day

Waconia's Annual Town Festival

2nd Saturday after Labor Day | 8 am to 5 pm

Stroll through the arts and crafts fair, the library book sale and the car and truck show. Watch the duck races and the 3 on 3 basketball tournament. Listen to live music while enjoying some delicious food. Run in a Nickle Dickle Day race! Great shopping and deals all around town...a day not to be missed! 

Registration Information

Nickle Dickle Day Events


Nickle Dickle Run

8AM: 10K Run, 8:10AM 5K Walk/Run, 10:15AM Tickle Run

Waconia Public Schools


Classic & Vintage Car & Truck Show

Around City Square Park


Arts & Crafts Vendors

In City Square Park

All Day

Great Food & Shopping

Around Town & In City Square Park


Duck Races

By City Square Park



City Square Park Gazebo


Live Music & DJ

8AM Mike Bustin, 2:30PM Traveled Ground

City Square Park Gazebo

Waconia Library

St Joseph Catholic School

Nickle Dickle Day Origin Story

What began as a sidewalk sale 60 years ago now features an arts & crafts show, car show, basketball tournament, run, book sale, duck races, live music, and more! Why the name Nickle Dickle? The word “dickle” is derived from a German word for bartering, which ties into how the day began. Nickle Dickle Day started when Waconia business leaders created the event to attract people to shop downtown. Many items were available for a nickel! Today, the day draws 30,000 people to town to spend thousands of dollars in Waconia shops, restaurants, and bars.

2021 NDD Medallion winners

28th Annual Nickle Dickle Medallion Hunt

Sponsored by:   Cabinetworks Group logo 
Clues are published in the Waconia Patriot each week. The medallion is located on public property. Full Medallion details coming soon.

If you believe you found the medallion, contact the Chamber office at 952-442-5812

IV band plays at Nickle Dickle eve street dance

Friday, September 16 featuring band IV Play

Gates open at 7:00PM  |  IV Play plays 8-11:30PM
Waconia City Lot #1, Main Street and Vine Street
Get presale tickets: At the Chamber Office
Must be 21+ with valid ID


- Champion -

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- Partners -

Nate Matousek State Farm

- Mechanical Bull -

- Friend -

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- Supporter -

A-1 Electric Service of Waconia, A.A. Segner Insurance Agency, Fibrenew Southwest Lakes, Ovation Orthodontics, SLS, Waconia Brewing Company


Annual Nickle Dickle Day & Street Dance

1,055 runners, 427 classic cars lining the streets of downtown Waconia, 350 basketball players in 150 games, 120 craft and food vendors in City Square Park, 80 ducks in the Rotary Duck Races, four live bands in two days, and only ONE Nickle Dickle Day! 🍁

The 60th Annual Nickle Dickle Day was celebrated in Waconia on September 18, 2021, with the Nickle Dickle Eve Street Dance on September 17.

Nickle Dickle Day in Pictures

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