Rock the Barn

May 20
3-7 p.m.
Preschoolers to Family
  • Adults $6 / Children $6 / Families $25

Online registration is closed, but you can pay at the gate. This event will be happening rain or shine. Because we need to adapt activities for the weather, the early bird reduced rate will be the gate admission cost: $6 per person / $25 per family.

Round up the entire family for Dodge's annual farm and music festival. Join a tour of the barn where you will meet live animals up close. Your child will also have the chance to experience a 'day in the life' by taking part in farm chores and old-fashioned games. Everyone will enjoy the live music in the atmosphere, mixed with opportunities like face painting, ice cream, and raffle entry. Proceeds for this event support Dodge Nature Preschool scholarships.

Event Map

Thank you for supporting Rock the Barn:

Community Sponsors
Woolley's Kettle Korn
The Crown Construction Co INC
Renewal by Andersen

Admission includes:

Live Music - a variety of bands sound off:

DJ Scott Kohanek

Bridge 33 3:00 PM

The May North 3:45 PM

Brian Larson 4:30 PM

Four Legg Fish 5:15 PM

Summerbabies 6:00 PM


·  Meet Farm Animals
Explore the barn and meet barn babies too. 

·  Tractor Pulled Wagon Rides 
 Sit back and enjoy the ride rolling by our prairie and bee apiary/orchard.

· Jump in the Hay
Kids can't get enough of this popular Dodge activity.

· Kids Farm Chores
carding wool, collect eggs, and more

·  Pond Dipping 
 Dip your net to discover what's in your scoop.

· Old-Fashioned Farm Games
 These games are timeless.

· Story Walk
 Follow the pages on a short walk to find out what happens next.

· Deep Fry Dandelions and Butter Making Demos
Traditional and unique tastes to sample.


 *The following activities require an additional fee. Exchange cash for tickets at our booth inside the event for value added experiences, food/drink and a chance to win.

 Ticket Booth (Dodge does not have an ATM on site)
.50 = 1 ticket  $5 = 10 tickets  $10 = 20 tickets   $20 = 45 tickets

· *Bounce House (1 ticket to jump)
 Bounce it out to burn off energy.

· *Pony Rides (6 tickets per child)
 Giddy up in the saddle for a guided pony ride.

· *Concessions (1 to 6 tickets)
  There will also be a cash only ice cream truck onsite this year.

· *Lemonade Stands (1 ticket)
Served with great appreciation by Dodge Nature Preschool students and parents.

· *Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride
(4 tickets per person. 6 people can ride at a time) Courtesy of our new horses Tony and Terry

· *Raffle Drawing ($2 per raffle ticket sold at raffle tables)
Enter for a chance to win one of our exciting prize baskets.

Free for children ages 2 and under

Early Bird Deal - closes May 19 at noon.
$6 per person

Pay at the Gate at the Event:
$8 per person

Location: Dodge Nature Center, Farm Education Entrance 3,
1701 Charlton St., West St. Paul
Visitors please park on Charlton Street or in the Garlough Environmental Magnet School parking lot across the street from Dodge Nature Preschool.

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