The Festival


Festival Dates: Saturday & Sunday, June 15 & 16, 2024

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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