The Festival

2021 Festival Canceled

Due to the uncertainty of both national and state guidelines for outdoor festivals because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the time it takes to plan our festival-- the Land of the Loon Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 Land of the Loon Festival on June 19-20, 2021.  There is unfortunately no guarantee that a festival of this size would be allowed to occur during the month of June.  With the changing guidelines, we want to ensure we are keeping our vendors, entertainers, festival goers and community safe and healthy.

We are looking forward to planning the 2022 Land of the Loon Festival on Saturday & Sunday, June 18-19, 2022.

Please check our website at for additional updates and contact information.  And as always, the Land of the Loon Committee is sincerely grateful for the continuous support and encouragement of so many Northeastern Minnesotans!

Festival Dates: Saturday & Sunday, June 20 & 21, 2020

Park Hours:

Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Land of the Loon Ethnic Arts and Crafts Festival celebrates the culture and customs of the diverse people who settled in Northeastern Minnesota. The colorful traditions and flavors of the early immigrants and settlers are re-created by a melting pot of artisans, crafters, musicians, entertainers, and welcoming volunteers.

The two-day festival kicks off the third full weekend in June on Saturday morning with an eighty-unit parade down Chestnut Street and Fifth Avenue in the historic heart of Virginia. Then the activities shift north to beautiful Olcott Park where the crowds sample the delicious ethnic foods, listen to the colorful music from countries around the world, browse among the hundreds of exquisite art and craft booths, and celebrate the weekend-long family entertainment hosted by Iron Range volunteers.


For Arts & Crafts Exhibitors: Application Form, Bylaws and Tax ID Form for new entries (Food booth vendors use different forms), Contact us

For Food Vendors: Application Form, Electrical Form, BylawsContact us

For Parade Entries: Application Form, Parade Rules, Contact Us

Printable Festival Map

Land of the Loon Ethnic Arts and Crafts Festival, Inc.
PO Box 565
Virginia, Minnesota 55792

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