Rochester Local Customs

  • Rochesterfest Balloon
    Rochesterfest Balloon
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  • My neighbor, T'Daisia with baby Katriel.
    My neighbor, T'Daisia with baby Katriel.
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  • Rochesterfest Food Alley
    Rochesterfest Food Alley
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    Rochesterfest Food Alley

    by Jehcekah Written May 14, 2004

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    Rochesterfest Food Alley

    Rochesterfest Food Alley Vendors for 2004:

    TOMMY’S CONCESSIONS
    Buffalo burger, Bratwurst, Hot Dog, Riblet
    SNAK FAIR FOOD/LIL ORBITS
    Mini donuts, corn dogs, smoothies, chocolate covered cheesecake on a stick
    CHARLIE’S CONCESSIONS
    Cheese curds, Onion Rings, Corndogs
    OLMSTED CO. AMERICAN DAIRY ASSN.
    Malts & Shakes
    OLE & LENA’S
    Krumkake, Uffda Treats, Dessert Pancakes
    ENGLER CONCESSIONS
    Cotton Candy, Pickle on Stick, Foot Longs, Brats, Corn Dogs
    DANIEL’S RESTAURANT
    Fish & Chips
    MARIGOLD FOODS
    Ice Cream Cones
    JODINE’S PLACE
    Fruit Buds, Popcorn, Chicken on a Stick, Apple Delights
    TILLY’S TAVERN
    Cheddar Tots, BBQ Chicken Wings, BBQ Chicken Wrap, Philly Beef Wrap, BBQ Pork Wrap
    LIONS CLUB BRATWURST STAND
    Sweet Corn, Bratwurst, Ice Cream Products
    G AND C CONCESSIONS
    Tacos, Taco Salad, Nachos & Cheese, Nacho Supreme, Root Beer Floats
    CHARLIE’S FOOD CONCESSIONS
    Sausage, Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, French Fries, Foot Longs
    FIVE STAR CONCESSIONS
    Baked Potatoes with Toppings, Taco in a bag, Homemade Cookies, Fruit Bard, Ice Cream Sandwiches
    JOHN HARDY’S BBQ
    Pork Sandwiches, Chicken Sandwiches, Chips, Beans
    S & S CONCESSIONS
    Mini Donuts, Slushy and Smoothie Drinks
    STRAWBERRIES & CRÈME
    Fresh Strawberries with Topping
    FAYE’S CONCESSIONS
    Fried Potatoes, Chips-n-Dip, Chicken Strips, Cheese Sticks
    MAC’S CAFÉ
    Gyros, Greek Salad, Philly Steak, Greek Desserts
    REGALS CONCESSIONS
    Quesadillas, Chicken, Beef, Cheese, Stir Fry Beef in Pita, Langos, Seafood & Beef
    ROSCOE’S ROOT BEER & RIBS
    BBQ Meats, Hot Dogs, BBQ Meats on lettuce, Pig Wings
    YE OLDE BUTCHER SHOPPE
    Pork Chops on Stick, Brats, Smoked Turkey, Drumsticks
    FIESTA MEXICANA
    Green Chili Burrito, Tamales, Taco salads, Burritos
    AXEL’S WINGS & THINGS
    Chicken Honey BBQ Wings, Alligator Burgers, Chicken Hot Wings, French Fries, Nachos
    ROCHESTERFEST/ZADEO’S PIZZA
    Sausage, Pepperoni and Cheese Pizza
    J-N-J CONCESSIONS
    Funnel Cakes, Pretzels, Soft Serve ice Cream, Sno Kones
    VEGGIE EATS BY VIGOR
    Veggie Hot Dogs, Beer Brats, Kielbasa, Polish Sausage and Burgers, Potato Salad, Soups

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    Rochesterfest

    by Jehcekah Updated May 14, 2004

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    Rochesterfest Balloon

    Rochesterfest is a highlight of the year for the city. It is a week-long celebration which includes a parade, fireworks, food venors, street dances, and many other fun activities.

    Beginning the first Monday of the festival, Civic Center Drive is converted into "food alley," where you can get loads of great fair food. This location is also the center for the entertainment activities which usually take place on or near the mainstage. Every day at noontime there is some kind of performance. Many Mayo Clinic and other downtown employees take advantage of the nice weather to spend their lunch hours at the festival during the week.

    One of my favorite activities of the festival is the Hot Air Balloons - "Moonglow." This takes place at the Mayo Civic Center Circle and begins at sunset. Usually about 5 balloons are parked in the circle and when the sun goes down, they create a beautiful show with their glowing fires. There are also hotair balloon races during the weekend.

    Other activities include: An old-time baseball game, Sand Castle competition, Million $ Golf Hole in One, Treasure Hunt, City Parade, Annual Midwestern Lumberjack Championships, Cemetery Walk, etc, etc.

    Rochester will be held June 19-27 in 2004.
    (See the website for schedule information)

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    If theres a fair going on...

    by photobf Updated Sep 14, 2002

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    If theres a fair going on while you're here, make sure to go, Minnesotans love food on a stick! There's corn on a stick, corn dogs, pork chops on a stick, ribs on a stick, cotton candy on a stick...no if they could only put Tom Thumb donuts on a stick...Tom Thumb donuts are the BEST!!! Have some!
    ...don't forget the beer garden!

    FYI!!!!!! I just heard the latest news!!!!!
    Up at the state fair, they have fried maceroni(sp?) and cheese on a stick!!!

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    A Cultural Melting Pot

    by HAWLEYJ Written Sep 7, 2002

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    My neighbor, T'Daisia with baby Katriel.

    Because of Mayo Clinic and IBM there is an absolutely amazing amount of diverse nationalities and races in this small city of appx. 80,000 people. Many great opportunities exist for learning about cultures and people groups different than your own.

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    Minnesotans favorite subject...

    by photobf Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    Minnesotans favorite subject is the weather...Everybody talks about the weather....If you feel like talking to anybody, mention the cold or the wind and we will most definitely have an opinion=)

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  • Rochester is a VERY...

    by newtooth Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Rochester is a VERY cosmopolitan city for its size. Most of the Christian denominations are represented as well as Jewish and Muslim comunities. Throughout the year many ethnic festivals are held as well as a very midwestern County Fair (Olmsted) with farm animal/ 4H arts crafts conservation and the carnival midway. Rochesterfest is held in the middle of June and is a Block Party type event weeklong in downtown. The biggest mistake people coming to Rochester make is NOT ASKING almost anyone on the street for information they want. Rochester is a friendly town and used to and appreciative of visitors to theMayo Clinic and other area attractions.

    Interpreters are avaiable at the clinic for non English speaking visitors.

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