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, “History of Area Churches.”
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
Stagecoach BBQ: Ribs, Burgers and Fries
Infuz’n: Mango Boba, Indian food

Carnival

✔ Friday, May 31: 5:00pm to 11:00 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:
*To be determined*

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
✔ Tarantula
✔ 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 31, 5:00 pm to 12:00 am
✔ Saturday, June 1st, 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm and 8:30 pm to 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 7:30 pm on Saturday to get ready for the Saturday night dance that goes from 8:30 PM to 12:30 AM

Now Expanded into the food vendor area!

FREE Saturday Night Entertainment

The Pine Island Fire Relief Association would like to invite you to the 2023 Pine Island Cheese Festival Saturday Night Dance featuring JT & The Gunslingers!

JT & The Gunslingers are one of Minnesota’s most exciting music bands that puts on a show like no other. Their talent is worth the trip to Pine Island to enjoy a night of music, entertainment and fun. Music starts at 8:30pm. 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 will not be charging admission to enter. We will gladly accept free will donations in lieu of admission. All donations, big and small, stay in our community for the betterment of the town that we serve and love.

JT & The Gunslingers 8:30 pm-12:30 am

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

Golden Nugget

✔ Friday, May 31, First Clue 5:00 pm

Golden Nugget

The Nugget Has Been Found!

Clue #1: The heat can wear you down; this is a great shaded area to rest.
Clue #2: I’m part of the city’s history near the heart of downtown.
Clue #3: Spring may still be, but the summer heat has flourished. Grab a beverage to bring to this newly refurbished area.
Clue #4: Sit under the tree before the weekend fun begins.

Pine Island Pickleball Tournament

✔ Friday, May 31, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
✔ Saturday, June 3, 8:00 am to 11:30 am

Event Schedule

Friday, May 31, 5-8 p.m.
✔ Mixed Doubles Team | It is $30 per player.
✔ Intermediate 3.0-3.5

Saturday, June 1st – $30
✔ Women’s Doubles | This is a team event- you must have a partner. It is $30 per player.
✔ 8:00 am – 11:30 am
✔ Beginner 2.75 – 3.0
✔ Intermediate 3.0 – 3.5

Saturday, June 1st – $30
✔ Crazy 8’s – MIXED
✔ 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm
✔ Beginner 2.75 – 3.0
✔ Intermediate 3.0 – 3.5

 

 

 

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.

Duck Number & Name

1 – Melissa Haller

2 – Melissa Haller

3 – Melissa Haller

4 – Melissa Haller

5 – Melissa Haller

6 – Melissa Haller

7 – Melissa Haller

8 – Melissa Haller

9 – Melissa Haller

10 – Melissa Haller

11 – Melissa Haller

12 – Melissa Haller

13 – Elise Schwanbeck

14 – Elise Schwanbeck

15 – Elise Schwanbeck

16 – Elise Schwanbeck

17 – Elise Schwanbeck

18 – Elise Schwanbeck

19 – Elise Schwanbeck

20 – Elise Schwanbeck

21 – Elise Schwanbeck

22 – Elise Schwanbeck

23 – Elise Schwanbeck

24 – Elise Schwanbeck

25 – Amy Whitby

26 – Amy Whitby

27 – Amy Whitby

28 – Amy Whitby

29 – Amy Whitby

31 – Amy Whitby

32 – Amy Whitby

33 – Amy Whitby

34 – Amy Whitby

35 – MATTHEW WINKLER

36 – MATTHEW WINKLER

37 – MATTHEW WINKLER

38 – MATTHEW WINKLER

39 – MATTHEW WINKLER

40 – MATTHEW WINKLER

41 – MATTHEW WINKLER

42 – MATTHEW WINKLER

43 – MATTHEW WINKLER

44 – Jessica McNeill

45 – Jessica McNeill

46 – Jessica McNeill

47 – Jessica McNeill

48 – Jessica McNeill

49 – Jessica McNeill

50 – Lorri Rennie

51 – Lorri Rennie

52 – Lorri Rennie

53 – Lorri Rennie

54 – Lorri Rennie

55 – Lorri Rennie

56 – Rachel Scheel

57 – Rachel Scheel

58 – Rachel Scheel

59 – Rachel Scheel

60 – Rachel Scheel

61 – Rachel Scheel

62 – Jennifer Tilford

63 – Jennifer Tilford

64 – Jennifer Tilford

65 – Jennifer Tilford

66 – Jennifer Tilford

67 – Jennifer Tilford

68 – Cassy B

69 – Cassy B

70 – Cassy B

71 – Cassy B

72 – Cassy B

73 – Cassy B

74 – Zachary Epping

75 – Zachary Epping

76 – Zachary Epping

77 – Zachary Epping

78 – Zachary Epping

79 – Lindsay Johnson

80 – Lindsay Johnson

81 – Lindsay Johnson

82 – Lindsay Johnson

83 – Lindsay Johnson

84 – Lindsay Johnson

85 – Ryan Predmore

86 – Ryan Predmore

87 – Ryan Predmore

88 – Ryan Predmore

89 – Ryan Predmore

90 – Ryan Predmore

92 – tony talbot

93 – tony talbot

94 – tony talbot

95 – tony talbot

96 – tony talbot

97 – tony talbot

98 – Rebecca Ties

99 – Rebecca Ties

100 – Rebecca Ties

101 – Rebecca Ties

102 – Rebecca Ties

103 – Rebecca Ties

104 – Danielle Weis

105 – Danielle Weis

106 – Danielle Weis

107 – Danielle Weis

108 – Danielle Weis

109 – Danielle Weis

110 – Hazel Minnis

111 – Hazel Minnis

112 – Hazel Minnis

113 – Hazel Minnis

114 – Hazel Minnis

115 – Hazel Minnis

116 – Dawn Pfannkuch

117 – Dawn Pfannkuch

118 – Dawn Pfannkuch

119 – Dawn Pfannkuch

120 – Dawn Pfannkuch

121 – Dawn Pfannkuch

122 – Meghan Specht

123 – Meghan Specht

124 – Meghan Specht

125 – Meghan Specht

126 – Meghan Specht

127 – Meghan Specht

128 – Brianna Lemmerman

129 – Brianna Lemmerman

130 – Brianna Lemmerman

131 – Brianna Lemmerman

132 – Brianna Lemmerman

133 – Brianna Lemmerman

134 – Cortney Kasten

135 – Cortney Kasten

136 – Cortney Kasten

137 – Cortney Kasten

138 – Cortney Kasten

139 – Cortney Kasten

140 – Kayla Schlotthauer

141 – Kayla Schlotthauer

142 – Kayla Schlotthauer

143 – Kayla Schlotthauer

144 – Kayla Schlotthauer

145 – Kayla Schlotthauer

146 – Christine Monahan

147 – Christine Monahan

148 – Christine Monahan

149 – Christine Monahan

150 – Christine Monahan

151 – Christine Monahan

152 – Jodi Olson

153 – Jodi Olson

154 – Jodi Olson

155 – Jodi Olson

156 – Jodi Olson

157 – Jodi Olson

158 – Jacob Vouk

159 – Jacob Vouk

160 – Jacob Vouk

161 – Jacob Vouk

162 – Jacob Vouk

163 – Jacob Vouk

164 – Jacob Vouk

165 – Karissa Richardson

166 – Karissa Richardson

167 – Karissa Richardson

168 – Karissa Richardson

169 – Karissa Richardson

170 – Karissa Richardson

171 – Shauna Groski

172 – Shauna Groski

173 – Shauna Groski

174 – Shauna Groski

175 – Shauna Groski

176 – Shauna Groski

177 – Lorri Rennie

178 – Lorri Rennie

179 – Lorri Rennie

180 – Lorri Rennie

181 – Lacy Quinton

182 – Lacy Quinton

183 – Lacy Quinton

184 – Marci Sperber

185 – Marci Sperber

186 – Marci Sperber

187 – Deanna Elsmore

188 – Deanna Elsmore

189 – Deanna Elsmore

190 – Jen Schroeder

191 – Jen Schroeder

192 – Jen Schroeder

193 – Brandi Staloch

194 – Brandi Staloch

195 – Brandi Staloch

196 – VANESSA stensgard

197 – VANESSA stensgard

198 – VANESSA stensgard

199 – Amber Klindworth

200 – Amber Klindworth

201 – Amber Klindworth

202 – Stacey Rudlong

203 – Stacey Rudlong

204 – Stacey Rudlong

205 – Kristina Naatz

206 – Kristina Naatz

207 – Kristina Naatz

208 – Danielle Grant

209 – Danielle Grant

210 – Danielle Grant

211 – Danielle Grant

212 – Danielle Grant

213 – Danielle Grant

214 – Gina L Kahnke

215 – Gina L Kahnke

216 – Gina L Kahnke

217 – Janelle Moss

218 – Janelle Moss

219 – Janelle Moss

220 – Ann Oettinger

221 – Ann Oettinger

222 – Ann Oettinger

223 – Erik Diskerud

224 – Erik Diskerud

225 – Erik Diskerud

226 – Taryn Upmann-Grunwald

227 – Taryn Upmann-Grunwald

228 – Taryn Upmann-Grunwald

229 – Jessica Hilton

230 – Jessica Hilton

231 – Jessica Hilton

232 – Jaycie Walsh

233 – Jaycie Walsh

234 – Jaycie Walsh

235 – Marissa Tarara

236 – Marissa Tarara

237 – Marissa Tarara

238 – Ashley Gullickson

239 – Ashley Gullickson

240 – Ashley Gullickson

241 – Katie Page

242 – Katie Page

243 – Katie Page

244 – Ashly Matzek

245 – Ashly Matzek

246 – Ashly Matzek

247 – Erik Diskerud

248 – Brandi Staloch

249 – Cory Schmitz

250 – Cory Schmitz

251 – Cory Schmitz

252 – Cory Schmitz

253 – Cory Schmitz

254 – Cory Schmitz

255 – Cory Schmitz

256 – Cory Schmitz

257 – Cory Schmitz

258 – Cory Schmitz

259 – Cory Schmitz

260 – Cory Schmitz

261 – Jesse Phelps

262 – Jesse Phelps

263 – Jesse Phelps

264 – Steven Clementson

265 – Steven Clementson

266 – Steven Clementson

267 – Todd Henry

268 – Todd Henry

269 – Todd Henry

270 – Ceasar Perez

271 – Ceasar Perez

242 – Ceasar Perez

273 – Cassy Baerenwald

274 – Cassy Baerenwald

275 – Cassy Baerenwald

276 – Cassy Baerenwald

277 – Cassy Baerenwald

278 – Cassy Baerenwald

279 – Denise Robertson

280 – Denise Robertson

281 – Denise Robertson

282 – Denise Robertson

283 – Denise Robertson

284 – Denise Robertson

285 – Dan Lucas

286 – Dan Lucas

287 – Dan Lucas

288 – Justin Norstad

289 – Justin Norstad

290 – Justin Norstad

291 – Jamie Sorum

292 – Jamie Sorum

293 – Jamie Sorum

294 – Jamie Dessner

295 – Jamie Dessner

296 – Jamie Dessner

297 – Samantha Green

300 – Samantha Green

301 – Samantha Green

302 – Samantha Green

304 – Samantha Green

305 – Samantha Green

307 – Jon Sawyer

309 – Jon Sawyer

311 – Jon Sawyer

312 – Jamie Mann

313 – Jamie Mann

314 – Jamie Mann

315 – Anna Hayden

316 – Anna Hayden

317 – Anna Hayden

318 – Derek Schneider

321 – Derek Schneider

322 – Derek Schneider

323 – Emily Mullenbach

324 – Emily Mullenbach

326 – Emily Mullenbach

327 – Emily Mullenbach

328 – Emily Mullenbach

329 – Emily Mullenbach

331 – Emily Mullenbach

332 – Emily Mullenbach

333 – Emily Mullenbach

334 – Emily Mullenbach

335 – Emily Mullenbach

336 – Emily Mullenbach

337 – Tory Mohlke

338 – Tory Mohlke

339 – Tory Mohlke

340 – Tory Mohlke

341 – Tory Mohlke

342 – Tory Mohlke

343 – Tory Mohlke

344 – Tory Mohlke

345 – Tory Mohlke

346 – Matt Gunderson

347 – Matt Gunderson

348 – Matt Gunderson

349 – Matt Gunderson

351 – Matt Gunderson

353 – Matt Gunderson

354 – Jessica Sveen

355 – Jessica Sveen

356 – Jessica Sveen

357 – Jessica Sveen

358 – Jessica Sveen

360 – Jessica Sveen

361 – Henry Downie

362 – Henry Downie

363 – Henry Downie

364 – Henry Downie

365 – Henry Downie

366 – Henry Downie

367 – Ken Guilllette

368 – Ken Guilllette

369 – Ken Guilllette

370 – Ken Guilllette

371 – Ken Guilllette

372 – Ken Guilllette

374 – Ken Guilllette

375 – Ken Guilllette

376 – Ken Guilllette

378 – Amy Wellik

379 – Amy Wellik

380 – Amy Wellik

381 – James McCauley

385 – James McCauley

386 – James McCauley

388 – Ashley Schutz

389 – Ashley Schutz

390 – Ashley Schutz

392 – Deanne Kundert

393 – Deanne Kundert

394 – Deanne Kundert

395 – Ryan Jacobson

397 – Ryan Jacobson

398 – Ryan Jacobson

400 – Taylor Marsh

401 – Taylor Marsh

402 – Taylor Marsh

403 – Mindy Cohlhagen

404 – Mindy Cohlhagen

405 – Mindy Cohlhagen

406 – Elizabeth Welchlin

407 – Elizabeth Welchlin

410 – Elizabeth Welchlin

411 – Chelsey Sather

412 – Chelsey Sather

413 – Chelsey Sather

414 – Lacey Watson

415 – Lacey Watson

416 – Lacey Watson

417 – Becky Dohrman

418 – Becky Dohrman

420 – Astro Sjoblom

421 – Astro Sjoblom

422 – Astro Sjoblom

423 – Astro Sjoblom

424 – Astro Sjoblom

425 – Astro Sjoblom

426 – Astro Sjoblom

428 – Astro Sjoblom

429 – Astro Sjoblom

430 – Astro Sjoblom

431 – Astro Sjoblom

432 – Astro Sjoblom

433 – Sara Klennert

435 – Sara Klennert

436 – Sara Klennert

437 – James McGee

439 – James McGee

440 – James McGee

441 – Megan Schimek

443 – Megan Schimek

445 – Megan Schimek

446 – Cory Sherman

447 – Cory Sherman

448 – Cory Sherman

449 – Beth Hall

450 – Beth Hall

451 – Beth Hall

452 – Amanda Voeltz

453 – Amanda Voeltz

454 – Amanda Voeltz

455 – Amanda Voeltz

456 – Amanda Voeltz

457 – Amanda Voeltz

458 – Shelley Sobeck

459 – Shelley Sobeck

461 – Shelley Sobeck

Fireworks

✔ Friday, May 31, begins at dusk

Treasure Island logo

Saturday, June 1, 2024

Pine Island Pickleball Tournamen

✔ Friday, May 31, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
✔ Saturday, June 1, 8:00 am to 11:30 am

EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday, June 2nd, 5-8pm
Mixed Doubles Team | It is $30 per player.
Intermediate 3.0-3.5

Saturday, June 3rd. $30
Women’s Doubles | This is a team event you will need to have your own partner. It is $30 per player.
8:00am-11:30 am
Beginner 2.75- 3.0
Intermediate 3.0-3.5

Saturday, June 3rd. $30
Crazy 8’s – MIXED
12:30pm-4:00pm
Beginner 2.75-3.0
Intermediate 3.0-3.5

Pine Island Wrestling Booster Club Pancake Breakfas

✔ 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 the Pine Island wrestling program!

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

✔ Timm Custom Woodworking – Goat Milk Products, Dish Towels, Cutting Boards, Home Décor
✔ Endless Pages Book Haven – Books and Activities
✔ Just Crafts + Junk – Metal Yard Art
✔ Just Jodi – Handmade Farmhouse Type Décor, Signs, Butter Dishes, Wine Bottles
✔ Dulek Designs – Faux Leather and Resin Earrings
✔ T&J Treasure Crafts – Leather and Wood Crafts
✔ Mad City Windows and Bath – Free Estimates for Windows, Baths/Showers and Kitchen Refacing
✔ Bjerkvig Valley Woods – Wood Items made from Local Trees, Benches, Tables, Etc
✔ Tupperware – Tupperware Merchandise
✔ Flag Bus – Flags
✔ Norwex – Norwex Cleaning Merchandise
✔ A Unique Twinkle – Candles, Lip Gloss, Slime Gizmos, and Gadgets
✔ Out of this World Hot Peppers – Peppers and Spicy Canned Goods
✔ The Rusty Nail LLC – Rustic Home Décor, Candles
✔ Equinox Bath Bombs – Bath Bombs
✔ Bicycle Spin Art – Bike Art
✔ Craig’s Custom Craft – Wood Items
✔ My Great Gift Store – Metal Wind Spinners
✔ AK Vinyls LLC – Coasters, Coffee Mugs, Coffee Tumblers, Keychains, Magnets, and flasks
✔ Willow’s Keep Farm – CBD, Hemp Derived Products, Hats, Handmade Jewelry, Gift Items
✔ Pampered Chef – Pampered Chef Merchandise
✔ Twigs and Branches Shop – Epoxy Resin Art, Home Décor, Accessories, Jewelry
✔ Tacoboutfashion.com/Lularoe Alex Bertschinger – Lularoe Mens and Women’s Clothing
✔ Discovery Toys – Toys
✔ J July Creations – Handmade Crafts
✔ Hooligan Hydrographics – Custom Hydrographic, Sublimation and Vinyl Works Tumblers
✔ Carroll’s Corn – Popcorn
✔ Focused Fire Engraving – Laser Cut and Engraved Gifts, Décor, Games, Jewelry, and Apparel
✔ Scentsy – Scentsy Merchandise
✔ Stitches by Sherri – Baby Items, Stuffed Animals, Bags, Eye Masks
✔ Minnesota Awesome – Minnesota Themed Apparel and Accessories
✔ Hygge Home – 100% Soy Candles and Wax Free Melts (Free of Carcinogens and Toxins)
✔ Minnesota Chicks of Rochester – Women’s Apparel, Shackets, Hoodies, T-shirts, Tank Tops and Pullovers

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 3, 11 am – 11 pm
✔ Sunday, June 4, 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, 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, Nachos

Regal’s Concessions: Crab Fritters

Stagecoach BBQ: Ribs, burgers fries

Infuz’n: Mango Boba, Indian food

History Center Open House

✔ Friday – Saturday – Sunday, May 31st – June 2, 2024, Noon to 5:00 pm

Closed during parade

✔ 314 North Main Street, Pine Island, MN 55963

Pine Island Area History Center’s
Annual Cheese Festival Open House

Friday, Saturday and Sunday
June 2, 3, and 4
Noon – 5:00 PM each day
Closed during the Parade.
Stop in to see our many artifacts;
and a special display,
“History of Area Churches”
Everyone Welcome.
No Admission

In memory of those who lost their lives in
the national catastrophe that took place on
September 11, 2001. We mourn for them
and express our deepest sympathy to their
families.

God Bless America

100% of Ty’s profit of the original America
Beanie Baby will be donated to the Disaster
Relief Fund of the American Red Cross.
Together we can save a life.

* * *

BEANIE BABIES were introduced in 1993
and continued in popularity until the mid-
2000s

Carnival Midway

✔ Friday, May 31st: 5:00 pm to 11:00 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
Saturday Noon- 5PM

Advanced sale vouchers can be picked up:

*To be determined*

Please watch the Facebook page for locations

Times

Friday, June 2nd: 5:00pm to 11:00pm

Saturday, June 3rd: 12:00pm to 10:00pm

Sunday, June 4th: 12:00pm to 7:00pm

Ride List

Carousel

Dragon Wagon

Airplanes

Spin Racer

Pirates Revenge

Bouncing Cars

Dizzy Dragons

Swings

Ferris Wheel

Sizzler

Tornado

Tarantula

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

*Rides/Games are subject to change

History:

In 1948 Arthur and Mildred Forcier formed Gopher State Shows. A carnival based out of Saint Cloud, MN. The name comes from Minnesota being refered to as “The Gopher State”. Together with their 8 children they opperated 5 rides and a few concessions.

In 1968 Arthur Jr. & Shirley Forcier decided to purchase the show from his parents. After the show was paid for they added another piece of equipment, each year progressing to meet demand and competition. By 1981 the show had changed considerably, and it was decided the name be changed to Gopher State Expositions.

Today the show fields 25-30 rides & 20-30 independant concessions. Our route currently includes Minnesota, Iowa and operate from May – October. We feature clean, safe foreign and domestic rides, tasty foods and confections also quality games of skill.

Art & Shirley continue on with the family business and work closely with the now third generation owners Randy and Tony Forcier in maintaining day to day operations as well as planning for the future of the business. It is hopeful that the fourth generation of Forcier’s will continue with the legacy of providing the family fun that the carnival brings to people all over.

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

JT & The Gunslingers 8:30PM-12:30AM

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

Mega Sxse Pong Game

✔ Friday, May 31, 5:00pm to 8:00 pm
✔ Saturday, June 1, 8:00M to 11:30m

Event Schedule

We will be doing a Mega SxSE Pong game at South by Southeast (SXSE), 51146 Highway 52. Sign-in is at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday. $20/ team – team is 2 adults (21+), 1 free pint included for each team member. Limit 16 teams. Prizes for 1st and 2nd place.

Cheese, Wine and Beer Gala

✔ Saturday, June 1, 2-5PM

At the former “Cheese Mart”, now known as SxSE

 

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 JT & The Gunslingers!

JT & The Gunslingers is one of Minnesota’s most exciting music bands that puts on a show like no other. Their talent 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.

Sunday, June 2, 2024

American Legion Omelet Breakfas

✔ Sunday, June 2, 9:00am – 12:00pm
$11 Per Person
108 1st Ave SE, Pine Island, MN 55963
Includes build your omelet, hashbrowns, sausage links, and milk/juice.

Community Hymn Sing

✔ Sunday, June 2, 9:00 and 10:30 am

The Pine Island Area Ministerial Association will have a Community Hymn Sing at 9:00 am and 10:30 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 9:00 a.m. and in the parking lot at 10:30 a.m. of the Pine Island United Methodist Church at 200 North Main Street. We will also have the World Premier of the “Cowboys Choral” (Cowboys Chorus Op 3, No. 5) composed in memory of Robert Noser. 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 165 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 Hero Hotline Vacation Bible School June 19-23, free and open to all children aged 3 to 6th grade. We will build a playhouse for Goodhue Country Habitat for Humanity during the week. We will also have a food truck party at the end of the week.

We are called together to serve God!

Craft Fair and Vendor Market

✔ Saturday, June 3, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
✔ Sunday, June 4, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Located on the Fairgrounds behind island market

2024 Craft Vendors

✔ Timm Custom Woodworking – Goat Milk Products, Dish Towels, Cutting Boards, Home Décor
✔ Endless Pages Book Haven – Books and Activities
✔ Just Crafts + Junk – Metal Yard Art
✔ Just Jodi – Handmade Farmhouse Type Décor, Signs, Butter Dishes, Wine Bottles
✔ Dulek Designs – Faux Leather and Resin Earrings
✔ T&J Treasure Crafts – Leather and Wood Crafts
✔ Mad City Windows and Bath – Free Estimates for Windows, Baths/Showers and Kitchen Refacing
✔ Bjerkvig Valley Woods – Wood Items made from Local Trees, Benches, Tables, Etc
✔ Tupperware – Tupperware Merchandise
✔ Flag Bus – Flags
✔ Norwex – Norwex Cleaning Merchandise
✔ A Unique Twinkle – Candles, Lip Gloss, Slime Gizmos, and Gadgets
✔ Out of this World Hot Peppers – Peppers and Spicy Canned Goods
✔ The Rusty Nail LLC – Rustic Home Décor, Candles
✔ Equinox Bath Bombs – Bath Bombs
✔ Bicycle Spin Art – Bike Art
✔ Craig’s Custom Craft – Wood Items
✔ My Great Gift Store – Metal Wind Spinners
✔ AK Vinyls LLC – Coasters, Coffee Mugs, Coffee Tumblers, Keychains, Magnets, and flasks
✔ Willow’s Keep Farm – CBD, Hemp Derived Products, Hats, Handmade Jewelry, Gift Items
✔ Pampered Chef – Pampered Chef Merchandise
✔ Twigs and Branches Shop – Epoxy Resin Art, Home Décor, Accessories, Jewelry
✔ Tacoboutfashion.com/Lularoe Alex Bertschinger – Lularoe Mens and Women’s Clothing
✔ Discovery Toys – Toys
✔ J July Creations – Handmade Crafts
✔ Hooligan Hydrographics – Custom Hydrographic, Sublimation and Vinyl Works Tumblers
✔ Carroll’s Corn – Popcorn
✔ Focused Fire Engraving – Laser Cut and Engraved Gifts, Décor, Games, Jewelry, and Apparel
✔ Scentsy – Scentsy Merchandise
✔ Stitches by Sherri – Baby Items, Stuffed Animals, Bags, Eye Masks
✔ Minnesota Awesome – Minnesota Themed Apparel and Accessories
✔ Hygge Home – 100% Soy Candles and Wax Free Melts (Free of Carcinogens and Toxins)
✔ Minnesota Chicks of Rochester – Women’s Apparel, Shackets, Hoodies, T-shirts, Tank Tops and Pullovers

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, 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, Nachos

Regal’s Concessions: Crab Fritters

Stagecoach BBQ: Ribs, burgers fries

Infuz’n: Mango Boba, Indian food

History Center Open House

✔ Friday – Saturday – Sunday, May 31st – June 2, 2024 from Noon to 5:00 pm

Closed During Parade

314 North Main Street, Pine Island, MN 55963

Pine Island Area History Center’s
Annual Cheese Festival Open House
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
June 2, 3, and 4
Noon – 5:00 PM each day
Closed during the Parade.
Stop in to see our many artifacts;
and a special display,
“History of Area Churches”
Everyone Welcome. No Admission

 

In memory of those who lost their lives in
the national catastrophe that took place on
September 11, 2001. We mourn for them
and express our deepest sympathy to their
families.

God Bless America

100% of Ty’s profit of the original America
Beanie Baby will be donated to the Disaster
Relief Fund of the American Red Cross.
Together we can save a life.

* * *

BEANIE BABIES were introduced in 1993
and continued in popularity until the mid-
2000s

Carnival Midway

✔ Friday, May 31st: 5:00pm to 11:00 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
Saturday Noon- 5PM

Advanced sale vouchers can be picked up:

*To be determined*

Please watch the Facebook page for locations

Times

Friday, June 2nd: 5:00pm to 11:00pm

Saturday, June 3rd: 12:00pm to 10:00pm

Sunday, June 4th: 12:00pm to 7:00pm

Ride List

Carousel

Dragon Wagon

Airplanes

Spin Racer

Pirates Revenge

Bouncing Cars

Dizzy Dragons

Swings

Ferris Wheel

Sizzler

Tornado

Tarantula

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

*Rides/Games are subject to change

History:

In 1948 Arthur and Mildred Forcier formed Gopher State Shows. A carnival based out of Saint Cloud, MN. The name comes from Minnesota being refered to as “The Gopher State”. Together with their 8 children they opperated 5 rides and a few concessions.

In 1968 Arthur Jr. & Shirley Forcier decided to purchase the show from his parents. After the show was paid for they added another piece of equipment, each year progressing to meet demand and competition. By 1981 the show had changed considerably, and it was decided the name be changed to Gopher State Expositions.

Today the show fields 25-30 rides & 20-30 independant concessions. Our route currently includes Minnesota, Iowa and operate from May – October. We feature clean, safe foreign and domestic rides, tasty foods and confections also quality games of skill.

Art & Shirley continue on with the family business and work closely with the now third generation owners Randy and Tony Forcier in maintaining day to day operations as well as planning for the future of the business. It is hopeful that the fourth generation of Forcier’s will continue with the legacy of providing the family fun that the carnival brings to people all over.

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:

 

All Registrations

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