Nickle Dickle Day
Free Fun for All
City Square Park, Waconia, Minnesota
Saturday, September 17, 2022
8 am to 5 pm
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!
Nickle Dickle Day Events
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
Great Food & Shopping
Around Town & In City Square Park
By City Square Park
City Square Park Gazebo
Live Music & DJ
8AM Mike Bustin, 2:30PM Traveled Ground
City Square Park Gazebo
Starting at 11AM
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.
28th Annual Nickle Dickle Medallion Hunt
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
- Champion -
- Partners -
- Mechanical Bull -
- Friend -
- 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.