Take in the talent
What: Annual Old-Fashioned Talent Show and Ice Cream Social
When: 4:30 p.m. to dusk, today
Where: Washington County Historic Courthouse
Highlights: See your St. Croix Valley Neighbors show off their talents at 6 p.m. activities to do beforehand include children’s activities and a petting zoo. The Adapted Cheer Squad of Valley Dance and Fitness will show off their moves while the scores are being tallied. In case of rain the talent show will take place indoors at the Historic Courthouse courtroom.
What: Chicago Dogs Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest
When: 1-9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 1-5 p.m. Friday. Judging takes place from 1-3 p.m. Friday, winners announced at 5 p.m.
Where: Main Street
Highlights: The contest is broken into three categories 12 and under, 13-17, and 18 and older. Each person that registers at Chicago Dogs will be assigned a specific square and the theme of the artwork is open to the artist. Trophies, ribbons and prizes will be given. Local artists judge the event.
30 bands in 3 days
What: Stillwater Live Music Days
Where: Pub Monique, Freighthouse, P.D. Pappy’s, Shanghai Bistro, Smalley’s Caribbean BBQ and Water Street Inn.
Highlights: Downtown bars are teaming up to bring 30 bands over three days to various venues in downtown Stillwater over the weekend.
Run through the Weekend
What: Inaugural Stillwater Log Run
When: 8 a.m., Saturday
Where: Check-in at Freight House Restaurant and Nightclub
Cost: 10K costs $50, 5K costs $35, Kids Run $10
Highlights: The 10-mile will start in Square Lake Park and the 5K starts at the Boom Site Park on Hwy 95. The Kids Run begins at 10 a.m. in the finish area alongside Lowell park. Square Lake Park will charge $5 admission for all cars entering the park.
What: St. Croix Valley Chess Tournament
When: 9 a.m. Saturday
Where: Pioneer Park, under the pavilions
Cost: $10, registration 8-8:30 a.m.
Highlights: players of all skill levels are welcome to participate in the annual chess tournament. Competitors play four rounds with a half-hour time control. The top three winners in the novice portion of the competition will win trophies. The top three winners in the advanced portion of the competition will win cash prizes. $50 for first, $30 for second, and $15 for third.
What: Vintage Baseball Exposition
When: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday
Where: Old Athletic Field off of Orleans and 6th Ave. S.
Highlights: Six vintage baseball teams including the Washington County Historical Society’s St. Croix baseball team will face each other in hour-long games. The games will be played by 1860 rules. Chatter on the field will be historically accurate.
Joseph’s keeps up tradition
What: Joseph’s Annual Pie Contest
When: noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday
Where: Joseph’s Restaurant
Highlights: In addition to the grand prize of having the winning pie put on the menu at Joseph’s for the next year the winner receives $200 cash. First runner up wins $100 and second runner up will win $50.
What: The Language of the Fan
When: 2 p.m., Sunday
Where: The Warden’s House Museum
Highlights: Jaclyn Theis, an expert on Victorian traditions and customs, will give a 30-45 minute presentation with a question and answer segment on the language of the fan. This secret language was used by Victorian men and women to sneak their flirtation past chaperones.