Pine Island Cheese Festival

Carnival. Food. Live Music

Since 1936

2024 Dates: May 31 – June 2, 2024

2025 Dates: June 6 – 8, 2025

 

2024 Cheese Festival Schedule Days

Friday, May 31, 2024

2024 Cheese Festival Schedule Days

Saturday, June 1, 2024

2024 Cheese Festival Schedule Days

Sunday, June 2, 2024

Event Info

Friday, May 31, 2024

History Center Open House

Pine Island Area History Center’s Annual Cheese Festival Open House
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 31, June 1 & 2, Noon – 5:00 PM each day
Closed during the Parade.
Stop in to see our artifacts and a special display, “Step Into Musical Wonderland.”
Everyone Welcome.
No Admission

Trailhead Park Food Vendors

✔ Friday, May 31, 5 pm – 11 pm
✔ Saturday, June 1, 11 am – 11 pm
✔ Sunday, June 2, 11 am – 7 pm

2024 Food Vendors:

Pine Island Sportsman’s Club: Prime Rib, hamburgers, hot dogs, brats, chips, pop/water
Delicious Delights: Shrimp basket, Gyros (Chicago style), Parmesan Chicken Sandwich, French fries, hot dog, Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich
Two Cavemen Grill’n: Nachos, Pulled Pork, Grilled Jumbo Shrimp
Pyramid Child Concession: Snow cones
Delicious Potato skins and more: Potato Skins with toppings, Chicken Tenders, French Fries with toppings, traditional wings, Jalapeño Poppers w/raspberry sauce
Classic Kitchen: Philly sandwich, pull bbq, boneless wings
Hammer Q: BBQ Smoked Chicken, pulled pork sandwiches, pulled pork or brisket nachos
Tribute Soda Fountain: Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches, Rootbeer Floats, and Ice Cream cones/cups
Daniel’s European Cuisine: Gyros, Blooming Onion, Alligator and shrimp on a stick, Philly Cheese Fries, Lemonade
Tempo LLC: Ice Cream
Pine Island Area Home Services/Senior Malt Wagon: Malts
Berry Blendz: Smoothies, Cheese Curd Tacos
Taco Express: Tacos, Quesadillas, Walking Tacos, Burritos, and Nachos
Regal’s Concessions: Crab Fritters

**All pricing is established by the food vendor themselves, as well as payment methods accepted**

Carnival

✔ Friday, May 31: 5:00pm to 10:00 pm
✔ Saturday, June 1st: 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm
✔ Sunday, June 2nd: 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Ticket Info

✔ Cheese Festival Weekend (ticket booth) – Wristbands $30 | Tickets $1.50ea | 25 Tickets for $30
✔ Advanced Vouchers $20 – one Wristband or 30 Ride Tickets (Limited Amount & Limited Time)

Each wristband is good for one of the following sessions:
Friday 5pm- 10pm and Saturday Noon- 5pm

​Advanced sale vouchers can be picked up from XXXX

 

Please watch the Facebook page for locations

Ride List
✔ Carousel
✔ Dragon Wagon
✔ Airplanes
✔ Spin Racer
✔ Pirates Revenge
✔ Bouncing Cars
✔ Dizzy Dragons
✔ Swings
✔ Ferris Wheel
✔ Sizzler
✔ Tornado
✔ Zipper
✔ Rock Star

Game List
✔ Balloon Pop
✔ Shoot out the Star
✔ Mini Basketball
✔ Lucky Ducks
✔ Skee Ball
✔ Gobblet Ball TOss
✔ Bull Dozer Coin Pusher
✔ Fishy Fish
✔ Darts
✔ Bottle Bust

Food
✔ Cotton Candy
✔ Popcorn
✔ Caramel Apples
✔ Mini Donuts
✔ Funnel Cakes
✔ Ice Cream
✔ Corn Dogs
✔ Cheese Curds
✔ Fresh French Fries

Cheese Festival Beer Garden

✔ Friday, May 31st, 5:00 pm to 12:00 am
✔ Saturday, June 1st, 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm and 8:30 pm 12:45 am

Hosted by the Pine Island Fire Relief Association

No age requirements for entry
Proof of age required to purchase alcohol

Beer Garden clears out anyone under 18 at 7:30PM on Saturday to get ready for the Saturday night dance that goes from 8:30PM to 12:30AM

Now Expanded into the food vendor area!

FREE Saturday Night Entertainment

Travis Thamert 8:30PM-12:30AM Saturday Night

(A free-will donation is appreciated. All proceeds go to the Pine Island Fire Department Relief Association)

Golden Nugget

✔ First Clue 5:00 pm on Thursday, May 30 

Golden Nugget

 

Clue #1: 
Clue #2: 
Clue #3: 
Clue #4: 

Vinopolis Wine + Cheese Market

Friday 5pm to 12am

Saturday 1pm to 1am

Sunday 11am to 7pm

We are very excited to announce a Vinopolis Wine + Cheese Market that will truly be an experience you don’t want to miss, located in the heart of Pine Island, and how the festival all began – the Pine Island Creamery/Cheese Factory!

There will be cheese tasting, and the ability to purchase chesses from Italy, Spain, Greece, and of course some locally sourced Minnesota and Wisconsin cheeses! Prices range from $6-$14/lb, and there will be raffle tickets and a drawing for a large parmesan roll!

You’re going to want some wine to go with the amazing cheeses, and we have that too! Come sample, enjoy, and purchase wines from over 12 varietals locally, as well as some that have been nationally and internationally sourced from the US, France, Italy, and Greece! Prices start at $6/glass, and flights will range from $25 – $35.

There will also be Gyros, Baklava, and Greek Panini Melts, as well as presentations that will include a Flaming Cheese + Wine Pairing. You won’t want to miss this!!

Cash and Credit accepted!

REGISTER FOR A WINE TASTING

Pine Island Pickleball Tournament

EVENT SCHEDULE:

2024 Pickleball

Link to register

Friday 5:30 PM
Mixed 2.75-3.25 and 3.25-3.75

If raining, the tournament will be held at the Pine Island 5-12 School.

 

 

 

Cheese Festival Duck Race

✔ Friday, May 31, 7:00 pm

Rubber Duck Race

The ducks are released from the main street bridge; the first one to cross the Douglas Trail Bridge wins!

✔ 1st place wins $100
✔ The last duck to cross the finish line wins $50
✔ All ages welcome
Cost: $2.00 Advanced Ducks or $3.00 day off.

Gopher State Garden Tractor Pull

✔ Friday, May 31, 7:00 pm

✔ Located between the High School Parking Lot and the Baseball Fields along 3rd Ave SE

✔ No-Cost Event

We are a group of motorsport enthusiasts who hold pulls in Minnesota and Wisconsin. We have been pulling for over 20 years, and we have a great time doing it! We run garden tractors from your average lawn mower to custom built tractors with snowmobile, motorcycle motors and big block v8’s!

 

Sponsored by:

✔ DeCook Drainage, Byron, MN

✔ Kahn Tile Supply, New Hampton, IA

✔ Bruce Freerksen Schaeffer Oil Co., West Concord, MN

✔ Jordan Thiede, Pine Island, MN

✔ Pine Island Lumber, Pine Island, MN

✔ Par 3 Lawn Care, Pine Island, MN

 

Fireworks

✔ Friday, May 31, begins at dusk

Treasure Island logo

Saturday, June 1, 2024

Pine Island Pickleball Tournament

EVENT SCHEDULE:

2024 Pickleball

Link to Register

Saturday 8 AM
Senior (60+, either mixed or women teams, any level) and 3.75+ any combination
Saturday 12 PM
Women’s 2.75-3.25 and 3.25-3.75
Saturday 4 PM
Men’s 2.75-3.25 and 3.25-3.75

 

If raining, the tournament will be held at the Pine Island 5-12 School.

 

 

Cheese Festival Pancake Breakfast

✔ Saturday, June 1, 8:00 am to 11:00 am

Event Details

✔ Join us for a pancake breakfast down at Trailhead Park Saturday from 8 am to 11 a.m.
✔ We’ll serve pancakes, sausage, coffee, milk, and orange juice.
✔ This is a free-will donation event with a suggested donation of $7 per plate.
✔ All funds raised go to a Pine Island Organization

Trailhead Grill Volleyball Tournament

✔ Saturday, June 1, 8:00 am at 416 3rd Ave NE Pine Island, MN 55963

Normal Menu and Beverages Served

Email thgvball@gmail.com for more information/details and the registration form!

Pine Island Ribbon Run 5K

✔ Saturday, June 1, 8:30 am

Event Schedule

We will be starting from the south end of the middle school door and finishing at the bus garage.

Kids Day with Miss Angie's Place

✔ Saturday, June 1, 8:30 am to 11:30 am

Golf Tournament

✔ Saturday, June 1
Registration 9:00 am

✔ Shotgun 10:00 am
Pine Island Golf Course

Saturday, June 1
4- Person Best Shot “Baby Big Cup (6”)”

Fees
✔ $50.00/person for members
✔ $70.00/person for non-members

Fee Includes: Golf, Cart, Prizes, Meal, & Fun!

No handicap required!
Flights will be determined after 18 holes
Sign up at clubhouse

Craft and Vendor Market

✔ Saturday, June 1, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
✔ Sunday, June 2, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Located on the Fair grounds behind island market

2024 Craft Vendors

Color Street: Color Street

Rockin Bakken: Prints, greeting cards, stickers & clothing of original artwork. Handmade jewelry

Twigs and Branches Shop: Unique one of a kind Resin and Floral art, resin and floral home accessories, resin and floral jewelry

Leaf Filter: Leaf Gutter protection

Bjerkvig Valley Woods: Handcrafted solid wood products such as benches, end tables and other wood decor created from locally harvested trees.

Dulek Designs: Earrings and other handmade crafts

Creations from the Edge: Handmade jewelry for women, men, teens, and kids. I use semiprecious stones, crystals, leather, metals, glass, fabric, chain, etc. I have a paracord sports line that is popular with boys and men, as well as several necklaces and bracelets geared towards tweens and small girls.

Black dog Jewelry: Affordable handmade, recycled, and refurbished jewelry, magnets and stickers.

Watercolors by Ruth: Hand painted Watercolor art and greeting cards

Minnesota Rusco: Remodeling, restyling bathrooms, kitchens, doors, windows, siding, roofing

Hen House & Co: Freeze Dried Candy

Equinox Bath Bombs: Bathbombs, Avon

Scentsy: scentsy- warmers,diffusers,wax,oils,cleaners,detergent

The Rusty Nail: Rustic home decor from reclaimed wood, recycled and upcycled items. Custom family names and lake maps, and hand poured soy candles in recycled containers.

Belts Buckles and More: We have a combo booth of of 100% handcrafted items and other products we design but do not make. I create gemstone and crystal necklaces, bracelets, sun catchers, decorative hanging chains, as well as rain chains with recycled/repurposed materials . Sometimes we have beautiful cashmere wraps from Scotland, inspiration stones, and Kokopelli stone trinket boxes. We always have hundreds of buckles for our leather ratchet belts, as well as western style buckles and golfball markers. And sometimes we offer a variety of jewelry findings for the professional and hobby jeweler.

Out of the World Hot Peppers: Hot Pepper Products

Luckey’s Honey Hive: Raw Treatment Free Local Honey and Creamed Honey * oz bears, 24 oz bottles, 1 pound creamed honey in cinnamon, plain, and jalapeno flavor

On trend: Permanent Jewelry and Custom Tshirts

: Wood handcarved hard décor

Tmobile: wireless service, wireless devices, wireless accessories, home internet

Pampered Chef: Pampered Chef

Timm Custom Woodworking: Goat milk products, dish towels, home décor, backpacks, cutting boards, games

Treasure Island: Promo products

Tupperware: Tupperware

Just Jodi: Handmade farmhouse type decor, egg containers, sarcastic signs, sarcastic pot holders—Would like to be next to tupperware.

Natural Beauty: Bath bombs, body scrubs, soaps, candles, and spa sets

Focused Fire Engraving: Laser Engraved Hats, jewelry and gifts

A Unique Twinkle: We make 100% soy scented candles custom clothing, lip gloss slime and other gizmos and gadgets

Mad City Windows and Baths: Mad City Windows and Baths

Klean Living:Natural Body Care: Tallow based soaps, solid lotion sticks, chapsticks, sugar scrubs, whipped body butter.

Beverly’s: gnomes, canvas photography prints, aprons, baskets, totes, purses, garden aprons, pebble art

“Hatlevig Agency: Insurance products

 Auto, Home and Property, Farm & Ranch, Life, Business, Health, Wealth Management, Investment, Planning Services.”

Nadine’s Caramels: Nadine’s Caramels

Just Crafts and Junk: Metal Yard Art

Discovery Toys: Educational games, toys and books

Tastefully Simple: Tastefully Simple

S&S Fire Pokers & More: Custom mounted beer taps on fire pokers, ice skimmers, ice cream scoops, spatulas, ladels, bbq forks and bottle openers.

Frequency One Fest: Crystals and promotion of Summer music healing and art camping festival

FireFly’s Tattoos: Airbrush Tattoo Art

Herold Flags & Flagpoles (Flag bus): Flag Bus 10ftx40ft

T&J Treasure Crafts: leather cowboy boot purses, cowboy boot lamps, wood and leather crafts, jewelry

My Jobs Accessories: Silicone Spatulas, Upcycled Handbags, Summer Hats, Kids Toys, Sports Stuff

Hooligan Hydrographics: Custom hydrographic, sublimation, and vinyl works. Such as tumblers, skateboards, sawblade clocks and 36″ decorative fishing lures.

My Great Gift Store: Stainless steel hanging wind spinners, a varitety of gifts, garden décor, seasonal licensed team flags, metal signs, lighted canvas pictures and massagers.

Rules and Regulations

✔ Coordinator assumes no risk and shall not be responsible for any damage, injury, loss, or expenses that may arise or come to the exhibitor, their employees, property or goods, or to the public from any cause whatsoever. Exhibitor understands that he/she should carry personal/business liability insurance. The festival will provide overnight security.
✔ Exhibitor space is not considered until the fee, application form, and certificate of compliance are received.
✔ Applications will then be reviewed for approval or denial by the coordinator. This will help to avoid competition among businesses. NOTE: Only one exhibitor from each business name will be permitted to exhibit at this event (i.e., one Tupperware, one Mary Kay, etc.). The number of similar businesses will also be limited. (i.e., exhibitors selling jewelry).
✔ A $15 administrative fee for cancellations received by May 12, 2024, will be assessed.
✔ No refunds after May 12, 2024.
✔ Space is limited. Early registration is encouraged.
✔ Each space is outdoors and behind Trailhead Park’s island market (grocery store).
✔ One space = 10’ x 12’
✔ You must provide your table/display items and tent/easy up/shelter if needed/wanted.

Deadline for sign up May 12, 2024

Vending Cost
✔ Saturday only 10×12 space $35
✔ Sunday only 10×12 space $35
✔ Both days 10×12 space 60$
✔ Additional Spots $35

Setup Times
✔ Saturday 7:00 am – 10:00 am
✔ Sunday 7:00 am -10:00 am

Check in at the registration tent when you arrive. You will be assigned a location at that time.
Suppose documentation and payment are not received by Friday, May 19th, 2024, EVEN if you have submitted this online form (unless you have talked to the organizer) but didn’t include everything with your submission. In that case, you will be removed from the vendor list, and since space is limited, your spot will be given to another vendor.

Trailhead Park Food Vendors

✔ Friday, May 31, 5 pm – 11 pm
✔ Saturday, June 1, 11 am – 11 pm
✔ Sunday, June 2, 11 am – 7 pm

2024 Food Vendors:

Pine Island Sportsman’s Club: Prime Rib, hamburgers, hot dogs, brats, chips, pop/water
Delicious Delights: Shrimp basket, Gyros (Chicago style), Parmesan Chicken Sandwich, French fries, hot dog, Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich
Two Cavemen Grill’n: Nachos, Pulled Pork, Grilled Jumbo Shrimp
Pyramid Child Concession: Snow cones
Delicious Potato skins and more: Potato Skins with toppings, Chicken Tenders, French Fries with toppings, traditional wings, Jalapeño Poppers w/raspberry sauce
Classic Kitchen: Philly sandwich, pull bbq, boneless wings
Hammer Q: BBQ Smoked Chicken, pulled pork sandwiches, pulled pork or brisket nachos
Tribute Soda Fountain: Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches, Rootbeer Floats, and Ice Cream cones/cups
Daniel’s European Cuisine: Gyros, Blooming Onion, Alligator and shrimp on a stick, Philly Cheese Fries, Lemonade
Tempo LLC: Ice Cream
Pine Island Area Home Services/Senior Malt Wagon: Malts
Berry Blendz: Smoothies, Cheese Curd Tacos
Taco Express: Tacos, Quesadillas, Walking Tacos, Burritos, and Nachos
Regal’s Concessions: Crab Fritters

**All pricing is established by the food vendor themselves, as well as payment methods accepted**

History Center Open House

Pine Island Area History Center’s Annual Cheese Festival Open House
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 31, June 1 & 2, Noon – 5:00 PM each day
Closed during the Parade.
Stop in to see our artifacts and a special display, “Step Into Musical Wonderland.”
Everyone Welcome.
No Admission

Carnival Midway

✔ Friday, May 31: 5:00pm to 10:00 pm
✔ Saturday, June 1st: 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm
✔ Sunday, June 2nd: 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Ticket Info

✔ Cheese Festival Weekend (ticket booth) – Wristbands $30 | Tickets $1.50ea | 25 Tickets for $30
✔ Advanced Vouchers $20 – one Wristband or 30 Ride Tickets (Limited Amount & Limited Time)

Each wristband is good for one of the following sessions:
Friday 5pm- 10pm and Saturday Noon- 5pm

​Advanced sale vouchers can be picked up from XXXX

 

Please watch the Facebook page for locations

Ride List
✔ Carousel
✔ Dragon Wagon
✔ Airplanes
✔ Spin Racer
✔ Pirates Revenge
✔ Bouncing Cars
✔ Dizzy Dragons
✔ Swings
✔ Ferris Wheel
✔ Sizzler
✔ Tornado
✔ Zipper
✔ Rock Star

Game List
✔ Balloon Pop
✔ Shoot out the Star
✔ Mini Basketball
✔ Lucky Ducks
✔ Skee Ball
✔ Gobblet Ball TOss
✔ Bull Dozer Coin Pusher
✔ Fishy Fish
✔ Darts
✔ Bottle Bust

Food
✔ Cotton Candy
✔ Popcorn
✔ Caramel Apples
✔ Mini Donuts
✔ Funnel Cakes
✔ Ice Cream
✔ Corn Dogs
✔ Cheese Curds
✔ Fresh French Fries

Vinopolis Wine + Cheese Market

Friday 5pm to 12am

Saturday 1pm to 1am

Sunday 11am to 7pm

We are very excited to announce a Vinopolis Wine + Cheese Market that will truly be an experience you don’t want to miss, located in the heart of Pine Island, and how the festival all began – the Pine Island Creamery/Cheese Factory!

There will be cheese tasting, and the ability to purchase chesses from Italy, Spain, Greece, and of course some locally sourced Minnesota and Wisconsin cheeses! Prices range from $6-$14/lb, and there will be raffle tickets and a drawing for a large parmesan roll!

You’re going to want some wine to go with the amazing cheeses, and we have that too! Come sample, enjoy, and purchase wines from over 12 varietals locally, as well as some that have been nationally and internationally sourced from the US, France, Italy, and Greece! Prices start at $6/glass, and flights will range from $25 – $35.

There will also be Gyros, Baklava, and Greek Panini Melts, as well as presentations that will include a Flaming Cheese + Wine Pairing. You won’t want to miss this!!

Cash and Credit accepted!

REGISTER FOR A WINE TASTING

Cheese Festival Beer Garden

✔ Friday, May 31st, 5:00 pm to 12:00 am
✔ Saturday, June 1st, 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm and 8:30 pm 12:45 am

Hosted by the Pine Island Fire Relief Association

No age requirements for entry
Proof of age required to purchase alcohol

Beer Garden clears out anyone under 18 at 7:30PM on Saturday to get ready for the Saturday night dance that goes from 8:30PM to 12:30AM

Now Expanded into the food vendor area!

FREE Saturday Night Entertainment

Travis Thamert 8:30PM-12:30AM

(A free-will donation is appreciated. All proceeds go to the Pine Island Fire Department Relief Association)

Cheese, Wine and Beer Gala

✔ Saturday, June 1, 2-5PM

The Image Committee is excited to announce the ever-popular Cheese, Wine and Beer Gala has returned! It will be held on Saturday, June 1st from 2-5 pm. This year’s event will be hosted at a new venue, nestled in a beautiful vineyard, amidst apple trees and natural beauty. It will take place on the grounds of South by Southeast Brewery, located at 51146 US Hwy 52, Pine Island.

The 2024 Gala promises to be even better with additional space for guests and vendors, and plenty of parking.

As with previous Galas, our vendors will be offering cheese, wine and beer samples for guests to try, and all will have a chance to purchase their favorites. We are looking forward to seeing you on June 1st. Updates for the event will be posted to the Image Committee Facebook page.

The admission fee of $20 includes sampling of cheese, wine, beer plus a commemorative glass.

The admission fee for cheese sampling only is $10

MORE INFORMATION

Saturday Night Entertainment

✔ Music 8:30 pm to 12:30 am
Must be at least 18 years of age to enter

Gunslingers

Saturday Night Entertainment
Hosted by the Pine Island Fire Relief Association

The Pine Island Fire Relief Association would like to invite you to the 2024 Pine Island Cheese Festival Saturday Night Dance featuring Travis Thamert.

This guy is worth the trip to Pine Island to enjoy a night of music, entertainment, and fun. Music starts at 8:30 pm. The beer garden will be open all night for your favorite beverage. You must be 18 years of age to enter and 21 years of age to purchase from the beer garden.

We have changed it up this year, and there are no admission charges. We will gladly accept free-will donations instead of admission. All donations, big and small, stay in our community for the betterment of the town we serve and love.

 

www.travisthamert.com

Sunday, June 2, 2024

American Legion Breakfast Buffet

✔ Sunday, June 2, 9:00am – 11:30am
$15 Per Person
108 1st Ave SE, Pine Island, MN 55963

Community Hymn Sing

✔ Sunday, June 2, 9:00 am

The Pine Island Area Ministerial Association will have a Community Hymn Sing at 9:00 am, Sunday during the Pine Island Cheese Festival. All are welcome as we gather together and sing some of our most popular hymns. The Hymn Sing will be in the church at the Pine Island United Methodist Church at 200 North Main Street. This event is free.

Pine Island United Methodist Church Parade Biographical statement
The United Methodist Church has been a part of the Pine Island community since 1857. For the past 167 years, our mission to the community has been to make disciples of Jesus Christ to transform the world. Today, we strive to be a community that shares the love of Jesus, offers hope to those looking for hope, and a place to belong, welcoming all.

Love, Hope, a place to belong… Open hearts, Open Minds, Open doors… the people of Pine Island United Methodist Church.

We will have a week of Vacation Bible School starting Monday, June 3-7.  This week of fun is free and open to all children aged 3 years old to 6th grade.  This year’s theme is Camp Firelight.  We are planning a Food Truck Party at the end of the week.

We are called together to serve God!

Craft Fair and Vendor Market

✔ Saturday, June 1, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
✔ Sunday, June 2, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Located on the Fair grounds behind island market

2024 Craft Vendors

Color Street: Color Street

Rockin Bakken: Prints, greeting cards, stickers & clothing of original artwork. Handmade jewelry

Twigs and Branches Shop: Unique one of a kind Resin and Floral art, resin and floral home accessories, resin and floral jewelry

Leaf Filter: Leaf Gutter protection

Bjerkvig Valley Woods: Handcrafted solid wood products such as benches, end tables and other wood decor created from locally harvested trees.

Dulek Designs: Earrings and other handmade crafts

Creations from the Edge: Handmade jewelry for women, men, teens, and kids. I use semiprecious stones, crystals, leather, metals, glass, fabric, chain, etc. I have a paracord sports line that is popular with boys and men, as well as several necklaces and bracelets geared towards tweens and small girls.

Black dog Jewelry: Affordable handmade, recycled, and refurbished jewelry, magnets and stickers.

Watercolors by Ruth: Hand painted Watercolor art and greeting cards

Minnesota Rusco: Remodeling, restyling bathrooms, kitchens, doors, windows, siding, roofing

Hen House & Co: Freeze Dried Candy

Equinox Bath Bombs: Bathbombs, Avon

Scentsy: scentsy- warmers,diffusers,wax,oils,cleaners,detergent

The Rusty Nail: Rustic home decor from reclaimed wood, recycled and upcycled items. Custom family names and lake maps, and hand poured soy candles in recycled containers.

Belts Buckles and More: We have a combo booth of of 100% handcrafted items and other products we design but do not make. I create gemstone and crystal necklaces, bracelets, sun catchers, decorative hanging chains, as well as rain chains with recycled/repurposed materials . Sometimes we have beautiful cashmere wraps from Scotland, inspiration stones, and Kokopelli stone trinket boxes. We always have hundreds of buckles for our leather ratchet belts, as well as western style buckles and golfball markers. And sometimes we offer a variety of jewelry findings for the professional and hobby jeweler.

Out of the World Hot Peppers: Hot Pepper Products

Luckey’s Honey Hive: Raw Treatment Free Local Honey and Creamed Honey * oz bears, 24 oz bottles, 1 pound creamed honey in cinnamon, plain, and jalapeno flavor

On trend: Permanent Jewelry and Custom Tshirts

: Wood handcarved hard décor

Tmobile: wireless service, wireless devices, wireless accessories, home internet

Pampered Chef: Pampered Chef

Timm Custom Woodworking: Goat milk products, dish towels, home décor, backpacks, cutting boards, games

Treasure Island: Promo products

Tupperware: Tupperware

Just Jodi: Handmade farmhouse type decor, egg containers, sarcastic signs, sarcastic pot holders—Would like to be next to tupperware.

Natural Beauty: Bath bombs, body scrubs, soaps, candles, and spa sets

Focused Fire Engraving: Laser Engraved Hats, jewelry and gifts

A Unique Twinkle: We make 100% soy scented candles custom clothing, lip gloss slime and other gizmos and gadgets

Mad City Windows and Baths: Mad City Windows and Baths

Klean Living:Natural Body Care: Tallow based soaps, solid lotion sticks, chapsticks, sugar scrubs, whipped body butter.

Beverly’s: gnomes, canvas photography prints, aprons, baskets, totes, purses, garden aprons, pebble art

“Hatlevig Agency: Insurance products

 Auto, Home and Property, Farm & Ranch, Life, Business, Health, Wealth Management, Investment, Planning Services.”

Nadine’s Caramels: Nadine’s Caramels

Just Crafts and Junk: Metal Yard Art

Discovery Toys: Educational games, toys and books

Tastefully Simple: Tastefully Simple

S&S Fire Pokers & More: Custom mounted beer taps on fire pokers, ice skimmers, ice cream scoops, spatulas, ladels, bbq forks and bottle openers.

Frequency One Fest: Crystals and promotion of Summer music healing and art camping festival

FireFly’s Tattoos: Airbrush Tattoo Art

Herold Flags & Flagpoles (Flag bus): Flag Bus 10ftx40ft

T&J Treasure Crafts: leather cowboy boot purses, cowboy boot lamps, wood and leather crafts, jewelry

My Jobs Accessories: Silicone Spatulas, Upcycled Handbags, Summer Hats, Kids Toys, Sports Stuff

Hooligan Hydrographics: Custom hydrographic, sublimation, and vinyl works. Such as tumblers, skateboards, sawblade clocks and 36″ decorative fishing lures.

My Great Gift Store: Stainless steel hanging wind spinners, a varitety of gifts, garden décor, seasonal licensed team flags, metal signs, lighted canvas pictures and massagers.

Rules and Regulations

✔ Coordinator assumes no risk and shall not be responsible for any damage, injury, loss, or expenses that may arise or come to the exhibitor, their employees, property or goods, or to the public from any cause whatsoever. Exhibitor understands that he/she should carry personal/business liability insurance. The festival will provide overnight security.
✔ Exhibitor space is not considered until the fee, application form, and certificate of compliance are received.
✔ Applications will then be reviewed for approval or denial by the coordinator. This will help to avoid competition among businesses. NOTE: Only one exhibitor from each business name will be permitted to exhibit at this event (i.e., one Tupperware, one Mary Kay, etc.). The number of similar businesses will also be limited. (i.e., exhibitors selling jewelry).
✔ A $15 administrative fee for cancellations received by May 12, 2024, will be assessed.
✔ No refunds after May 12, 2024.
✔ Space is limited. Early registration is encouraged.
✔ Each space is outdoors and behind Trailhead Park’s island market (grocery store).
✔ One space = 10’ x 12’
✔ You must provide your table/display items and tent/easy up/shelter if needed/wanted.

Deadline for sign up May 12, 2024

Vending Cost
✔ Saturday only 10×12 space $35
✔ Sunday only 10×12 space $35
✔ Both days 10×12 space 60$
✔ Additional Spots $35

Setup Times
✔ Saturday 7:00 am – 10:00 am
✔ Sunday 7:00 am -10:00 am

Check in at the registration tent when you arrive. You will be assigned a location at that time.
Suppose documentation and payment are not received by Friday, May 19th, 2024, EVEN if you have submitted this online form (unless you have talked to the organizer) but didn’t include everything with your submission. In that case, you will be removed from the vendor list, and since space is limited, your spot will be given to another vendor.

Trailhead Park Food Vendors

✔ Friday, May 31, 5 pm – 11 pm
✔ Saturday, June 1, 11 am – 11 pm
✔ Sunday, June 2, 11 am – 7 pm

2024 Food Vendors:

Pine Island Sportsman’s Club: Prime Rib, hamburgers, hot dogs, brats, chips, pop/water
Delicious Delights: Shrimp basket, Gyros (Chicago style), Parmesan Chicken Sandwich, French fries, hot dog, Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich
Two Cavemen Grill’n: Nachos, Pulled Pork, Grilled Jumbo Shrimp
Pyramid Child Concession: Snow cones
Delicious Potato skins and more: Potato Skins with toppings, Chicken Tenders, French Fries with toppings, traditional wings, Jalapeño Poppers w/raspberry sauce
Classic Kitchen: Philly sandwich, pull bbq, boneless wings
Hammer Q: BBQ Smoked Chicken, pulled pork sandwiches, pulled pork or brisket nachos
Tribute Soda Fountain: Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches, Rootbeer Floats, and Ice Cream cones/cups
Daniel’s European Cuisine: Gyros, Blooming Onion, Alligator and shrimp on a stick, Philly Cheese Fries, Lemonade
Tempo LLC: Ice Cream
Pine Island Area Home Services/Senior Malt Wagon: Malts
Berry Blendz: Smoothies, Cheese Curd Tacos
Taco Express: Tacos, Quesadillas, Walking Tacos, Burritos, and Nachos
Regal’s Concessions: Crab Fritters

**All pricing is established by the food vendor themselves, as well as payment methods accepted**

Vinopolis Wine + Cheese Market

Friday 5pm to 12am

Saturday 1pm to 1am

Sunday 11am to 7pm

We are very excited to announce a Vinopolis Wine + Cheese Market that will truly be an experience you don’t want to miss, located in the heart of Pine Island, and how the festival all began – the Pine Island Creamery/Cheese Factory!

There will be cheese tasting, and the ability to purchase chesses from Italy, Spain, Greece, and of course some locally sourced Minnesota and Wisconsin cheeses! Prices range from $6-$14/lb, and there will be raffle tickets and a drawing for a large parmesan roll!

You’re going to want some wine to go with the amazing cheeses, and we have that too! Come sample, enjoy, and purchase wines from over 12 varietals locally, as well as some that have been nationally and internationally sourced from the US, France, Italy, and Greece! Prices start at $6/glass, and flights will range from $25 – $35.

There will also be Gyros, Baklava, and Greek Panini Melts, as well as presentations that will include a Flaming Cheese + Wine Pairing. You won’t want to miss this!!

Cash and Credit accepted!

REGISTER FOR A WINE TASTING

History Center Open House

Pine Island Area History Center’s Annual Cheese Festival Open House
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 31, June 1 & 2, Noon – 5:00 PM each day
Closed during the Parade.
Stop in to see our artifacts and a special display, “Step Into Musical Wonderland.”
Everyone Welcome.
No Admission

Carnival Midway

✔ Friday, May 31: 5:00pm to 10:00 pm
✔ Saturday, June 1st: 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm
✔ Sunday, June 2nd: 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Ticket Info

✔ Cheese Festival Weekend (ticket booth) – Wristbands $30 | Tickets $1.50ea | 25 Tickets for $30
✔ Advanced Vouchers $20 – one Wristband or 30 Ride Tickets (Limited Amount & Limited Time)

Each wristband is good for one of the following sessions:
Friday 5pm- 10pm and Saturday Noon- 5pm

​Advanced sale vouchers can be picked up from XXXX

 

Please watch the Facebook page for locations

Ride List
✔ Carousel
✔ Dragon Wagon
✔ Airplanes
✔ Spin Racer
✔ Pirates Revenge
✔ Bouncing Cars
✔ Dizzy Dragons
✔ Swings
✔ Ferris Wheel
✔ Sizzler
✔ Tornado
✔ Zipper
✔ Rock Star

Game List
✔ Balloon Pop
✔ Shoot out the Star
✔ Mini Basketball
✔ Lucky Ducks
✔ Skee Ball
✔ Gobblet Ball TOss
✔ Bull Dozer Coin Pusher
✔ Fishy Fish
✔ Darts
✔ Bottle Bust

Food
✔ Cotton Candy
✔ Popcorn
✔ Caramel Apples
✔ Mini Donuts
✔ Funnel Cakes
✔ Ice Cream
✔ Corn Dogs
✔ Cheese Curds
✔ Fresh French Fries

Cheese Festival Grand Parade

✔ Sunday, June 4, 1:00 pm

The Pine Island Cheese Festival is excited to announce our 2024 Grand Parade. We hope every one of you will take the opportunity to participate in this event and join us as we celebrate the city we call home and the 87th year of Cheese Fest. The parade will begin on Sunday, June 02, 2024, at 1:00 PM. Line-up begins at 11:00 a.m.

​Parade Lineup:

 

Parking Lot Party

✔ Sunday, June 4, Immediately following the parade

Join us at the American Legion for a Parking Lot Party immediately following the Grand Parade!

  • DJ
  • Drink Special
  • Bean Bag Tournament starting at 3:30pm
    • $10/Person
    • 100% Payout
  • Pre-register at the American Legion the week before Cheese Fest

 

All Registrations

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