Land O’ Lakes will be a busy place this Saturday, Sept. 24, with both the Land O’ Lakes Arts (LOLA) Art Harvest and the town’s annual Oktoberfest events scheduled.

Starting at 10 a.m., LOLA’s Art Harvest will take place until 3 p.m. throughout various locations in Land O’ Lakes, including the grounds of the Veterans of Foreign War (VFW), community garden, the pavilion at Storybook Gardens and Ely Memorial United Church of Christ.

The VFW and garden will feature local and regional art vendors, artist and garden food demonstrations, tours of the community gardens as well as free pumpkin soup and zucchini muffins.

Live entertainment across the venues will include dancer Scott Stafford from 11 to 11:45 a.m., the G & L Band from noon to 2 p.m. and children’s entertainment from local author and musician Cindy Pesek.

Stafford, a returning LOLA resident artist from Minneapolis, Minn., will perform under the pavilion at Storybook Gardens. The performance, inspired by the North Woods, will feature a trio of dancers interpreting the qualities of different trees, creating a forest landscape with dance, said organizers.

After the dance, free mini-pumpkin painting will be available in the pavilion from noon to 2 p.m. for all ages.

Ely church will host a display of more than 100 handmade quilts crafted by locals. The collection can be viewed for free between 10 a.m and 3 p.m.

The VFW and garden is located at 4493 Highway B, the pavilion is off Chippewa Drive and the church is located at 4302 Highway B.

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Then, from 5 to 10 p.m., attendees can grab their dirndl and lederhosen to celebrate the traditional German beer and food festival at the Snowflake Ice Rink, located behind the town hall on Highway B.

Entertainment will be provide by Raimo Juntunen-Hewlett from 5 to 7 p.m., followed by the Jim Pekol Polka Band from 7 to 10 p.m.

Raffles, refreshments and other activities will be available. The event will be catered by Dublin’s Paddy Wagon, The Sawbuck and Northwoods Baseball Group.

Tickets to the event cost $20 and include two beers. A limited number of free promotional items will be given out on a first come, first-served basis with priority given to advance ticket holders.

Tickets are for sale at the Land O’ Lakes Chamber of Commerce, at, or at the door.