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Stag & Doe Tour

Thursday, June 9

Stag and Doe

Here’s one more chance to see this show. It ends today (June 9). Everyone can relate to a small town wedding… or two! After an included buffet lunch at DayTrippers Dinner Theatre, it’s time for Stag & Doe. Two brides-to-be and only only one Community Hall — what could possibly go wrong?! Two brides cut a deal to share the same Community Hall and marital mayhem erupts in a clash of wedding parties.

Bonnie and Brad are having a party to raise money for their upcoming wedding—the cost of which has secretly gotten way out of control. Their wisecracking Maid of Honor, Dee, is still getting over being left at the altar seven years ago — and now she has to come face-to-face with her ex after all that time!

Bridezilla Mandy and her doting groom, Rob, are getting married today — even though their big white tent blew away in last night’s storm. Oh yeah, and single dad Jay just found out his entire catering staff is in jail! It’s all happening at the same time, in the same Community Hall kitchen, in the same small town.

Stag & Doe is an absolute riot befitting its title. An endearing comedy to brighten your day. The plot, dialog and humor are so amusing because they are so true to life.

$81 pp          Click Here to Register!

Cokato 9:45 AM-5:45 PM • Howard Lake 10:00 AM-5:30 PM • Winsted 10:15 AM-5:15 PM • Lester Prairie 10:30 AM-5:00 PM • Plato 10:45 AM-4:45 PM • NYA 11:00 AM-4:30 PM • Waconia 11:15 AM-4:15 PM


Melody Hart Family & Friends

Monday, June 13

Stars of Branson Country

We’ll begin with an included buffet lunch at the Coyote Moon Grille and then head for the St. Cloud Paramount Theatre for Melody Hart Family & Friends. From the television and radio show, Branson Country USA, Melody Hart is bringing her show to St. Cloud! This two hour show features classic country, bluegrass western, swing, and rock ‘n’ roll. Melody is a three-time winner of Fiddler of the Year by Branson Music Awards and was voted Female Vocalist of the Year by the Terry Awards for the Branson music industry. Her husband, Wayne Massengale, is a 39-year veteran of the stage. He is a nine-time Fiddler of the Year award winner and worked with the legendary Roy Clark. Featured in the band is their son, Garrett Massengale, a 21-year-old drummer, and their 17-year-old, Dilon Massengale, country vocalist. They have the finest band in the land, featuring an all-star lineup of pickers from the top shows in Branson.

$85 pp          Click Here to Register!

Waconia 9:00 AM-5:45 PM • NYA 9:15 AM-5:30 PM • Plato 9:30 AM-5:15 PM • Lester Prairie 9:45 AM-5:00 PM • Winsted 10:00 AM-4:45 PM • Howard Lake 10:15 AM-4:30 PM • Cokato 10:30 AM-4:15 PM


Taylors Falls/Fawn-Doe-Rosa Tour

Thursday, July 14

Fawn-Doe-RosaCovid stopped us in 2020 and 2021. This tour was so great in 2019! Make it a special day and bring the kids/grandkids! We begin with an 80 minute boat cruise of the St. Croix River Valley while we enjoy an included box lunch ham and cheese or turkey and cheese sandwich. A gluten free salad is also available. (You must make meal choices with your registration or you’ll be served a ham sandwich.) Beer, wine, soda, coffee, and lemonade are available for purchase. Then we’ll take a five minute ride to Fawn-Doe-Rosa Wildlife Educational Park where we’ll see all sorts of animals we may see often or may rarely see and wonder what they actually look like up close and personal (llamas, ferrets, skunk, porcupine, badgers, coyote, bobcats, and elk)… and you may purchase treats for the animals for just $1.75. Bring your cellphones and/or cameras. You may even walk through the park with a deer by your side. It’s a pretty awesome experience for all ages!

$92 pp ($82 pp ages 3-12)          Click Here to Register!

Cokato 7:00 AM-6:30 PM • Howard Lake 7:15 AM-6:15 PM • Winsted 7:30 AM-6:00 PM • Lester Prairie 7:45 AM-5:45 PM • Plato 8:00 AM-5:30 PM • NYA 8:15 AM-5:15 PM • Waconia 8:30 AM-5:00 PM • Victoria 8:45 AM-4:45 PM • Chanhassen 9:00 AM-4:30 PM


Mississippi Lock & Dam Boat Cruise

Saturday, July 30

Lock and DamWe are so fortunate to once again enjoy this tour… four hours of relaxation and a great buffet meal! We’re headed for Harriet Island in St. Paul where we’ll take in the beautiful sites along this historically narrated cruise, which travels through the Ford Lock and Dam – Lock #1, from St. Paul into Minneapolis then returning to Harriet Island. It truly is amazing how the riverboat is raised and lowered to get through the lock. Kids will love it, and we’ll most probably see eagles along the river! We’ll be treated to an included buffet lunch of BBQ chicken, pulled pork with buns, green chili cheddar corn bread, potato salad, coleslaw, watermelon wedges, cookies and coffee.

$88 pp ($70 pp ages 3-17)          Click Here to Register!

Cokato 7:45 AM-5:45 PM • Howard Lake 8:00 AM-5:30 PM • Winsted 8:15 AM-5:15 PM • Lester Prairie 8:30 AM-5:00 PM • Plato 8:45 AM-4:45 PM • NYA 9:00 AM-4:30 PM • Waconia 9:15 AM-4:15 PM • Chanhassen 9:30 AM-4:00 PM


Minnesota State Fair

Thursday, September 1

Minnesota State Fair
Photo Courtesy: Minnesota State Fair

It’s Senior Day at the Minnesota State Fair and it’s been awhile! We’ll have about five hours to check things out. Perhaps it’s agriculture that will be of interest to you, including the livestock and Machinery Hill. It could be the shows throughout the grounds. If you’re young or young at heart, the Midway, Kidway or thrill rides at Adventure Park could be your destination. Bring your appetite and check out the interesting variety of foods available throughout the fairgrounds. Why would you want to drive with the price of gas, park and pay admission when it’s all included right here?

$60 pp (Ages 65+ or Ages 5-12 $57 pp)         Click Here to Register!

Cokato 7:00 AM-6:30 PM • Howard Lake 7:15 AM-6:15 PM • Winsted 7:30 AM-6:00 PM • Lester Prairie 7:45 AM-5:45 PM • Plato 8:00 AM-5:30 PM • NYA 8:15 AM-5:15 PM • Waconia 8:30 AM-5:00 PM • Chanhassen 8:45 AM-4:45 PM


Church Basement Ladies in Plowin’ Thru Tour

Wednesday, September 14

Church Basement Ladies

We’ve been waiting… and here it is!  The Church Basement Ladies are at it again!  After an included lunch buffet at Q. Cumbers, which features a 50’ long salad bar, a variety of hot entrees, soup and ice cream/desert bar, we’re on our way to the Ames Center in Burnsville for the Church Basement Ladies in Plowin’ Thru. In the 9th installment of the highly successful series, the year is 1975 and all your favorite characters are back. Whether this is your first visit to the basement or you’ve seen ‘em all, you won’t want to miss this brand new show. Come along as the ladies don their polyester pantsuits and sing, dance and laugh their way thru this hilarious and touching new musical, Plowin’ Thru.

$85 pp          Click Here to Register!

Cokato 9:00 AM-5:30 PM • Howard Lake 9:15 AM-5:15 PM • Winsted 9:30 AM-5:00 PM • Lester Prairie 9:45 AM-4:45 PM • Plato 10:00 AM-4:30 PM • NYA 10:15 AM-4:15 PM • Waconia 10:30 AM-4:00 PM • Chanhassen 10:45 AM-3:45 PM


‘Til Beth Do Us Part Tour

Thursday, September 22

'Til Beth Do Us Part

DayTrippers Dinner Theatre is at it again! Get ready to laugh! After an included buffet lunch, it’s time for ‘Til Beth Do Us Part from the creators of “The Dixie Swim Club” and “Always a Bridesmaid”.

Career driven Suzannah needs a lot more help on the home front than she’s getting from her husband Gibby, a local TV weatherman.

Suzanne wants to go for a promotion in the London office of Carmichael’s Chocolates. Gibby wants to go for a nap on the sofa. So they hire a personal assistant, a gregarious daughter of the South named Beth. Little do they know, Beth is after Suzanne’s job.

Throw in a couple of wise-cracking best friends and a British boss lady, and you discover that the hazards of hiring a personal assistant can be hilarious.

$84 pp          Click Here to Register!

Cokato 9:45 AM-5:45 PM • Howard Lake 10:00 AM-5:30 PM • Winsted 10:15 AM-5:15 PM • Lester Prairie 10:30 AM-5:00 PM • Plato 10:45 AM-4:45 PM • NYA 11:00 AM-4:30 PM • Waconia 11:15 AM-4:15 PM


Stillwater Fall Colors Boat Cruise

Wednesday, October 5

StillwaterThis has become an annual favorite event, but we’ve missed it the last two years. It is so relaxing and also a reminder that our seasons are changing. Hopefully, we’ll see some beautiful fall colors. I am so impressed with the included deli buffet lunch. You could build your own sandwich with all sorts of ingredients and add warm entrée selections and dessert.

$80 pp          Click Here to Register!

Cokato 7:45 AM-5:00 PM • Howard Lake 8:00 AM-4:45 PM • Winsted 8:15 AM-4:30 PM • Lester Prairie 8:30 AM-4:15 PM • Plato 8:45 AM-4:00 PM • NYA 9:00 AM-3:45 PM • Waconia 9:15 AM-3:30 PM • Victoria 9:30 AM-3:15 PM • Chanhassen 9:45 AM-3:00 PM


Remembering Bobby Vee

Tuesday, October 18

Remembering Bobby Vee

We’ll begin with an included buffet lunch at the Coyote Moon Grille and then head for the St. Cloud Paramount Theatre for Remembering Bobby Vee. The Killer Vees, featuring Jeff, Tommy, Matt, and Bennett Vee, reunite to honor their father, uncle, grandfather, mentor and bandleader, Bobby Vee. The show features video and stories from Bobby’s career along with all the hits. Bobby Vee’s career started in Moorhead, MN on February 3, 1959, when his group The Shadows volunteered to help fill in after learning about the plane crash that took the lives of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper. And so began an international career that spanned 52 years and saw Bobby tour the world and land 38 songs in the Hot 100.

$87 pp          Click Here to Register!

Waconia 9:00 AM-5:45 PM • NYA 9:15 AM-5:30 PM • Plato 9:30 AM-5:15 PM • Lester Prairie 9:45 AM-5:00 PM • Winsted 10:00 AM-4:45 PM • Howard Lake 10:15 AM-4:30 PM • Cokato 10:30 AM-4:15 PM


Dancing Lessons

Wednesday, November 2

Dancing Lessons

Our destination is the Ives Auditorium in Bloomington where we’ll begin with an included lunch of creamy chicken breast served with roasted red potatoes, glazed carrots, coleslaw, dinner roll, dessert and coffee or tea. (Special dietary meals are available by request ahead of time.) Then we’ll head for the theatre for Dancing Lessons. A professional dancer with a career-ending injury is thrown for a loop when a geoscientist shows up on her doorstep asking for a dance lesson. Offering her an absurd amount of money to teach him enough moves to avoid embarrassing himself at an awards dinner, these two mis-matched souls engage in a series of lessons that lead them both out of their comfort zone. As their relationship blossoms, they’re both caught off-guard by the hilarious and heartwarming discoveries they make about each other and about themselves. Charming, touching, funny and life-affirming, don’t miss this delightfully unpredictable romantic comedy.

$88 pp          Click Here to Register!

Cokato 9:00 AM-5:30 PM • Howard Lake 9:15 AM-5:15 PM • Winsted 9:30 AM-5:00 PM • Lester Prairie 9:45 AM-4:45 PM • Plato 10:00 AM-4:30 PM • NYA 10:15 AM-4:15 PM • Waconia 10:30 AM-4:00 PM • Chanhassen 10:45 AM-3:45 PM


Sausage, Beer, Pizza Buffet & Lights Tour

Thursday, December 1

Sausage, Beer, Pizza Buffet and Lights TourWe’ve missed this tour the past two years, and I’ve had lots of requests to bring it back! This tour has it all… one of the best meat markets in the state, the #1 ranked MN brewery (WCCO-TV), a pizza buffet, and a very popular light display… all in one tour… and just in time for Christmas! We’ll begin with casual shopping at Schmidt’s Meat Market in Nicollet. (I really suggest that you bring coolers with your name clearly marked on them.) After you’ve had time to buy those Christmas party meats, we’ll head to Schell’s Brewery in New Ulm for a tour and tasting of their fine products. Not a beer drinker? They also make 1919 root beer. By now we’re hungry, so we’re off to the Pizza Ranch for an included late afternoon pizza buffet. (They’re even opening their buffet early just for us.) We’ll end our day with the beautiful Kiwanis Holiday Lights in Mankato.

$77 pp (Ages 12 & under $63 pp)         Click Here to Register!

Cokato 10:45 AM-9:30 PM • Howard Lake 11:00 AM-9:15 PM • Winsted 11:15 AM-9:00 PM • Lester Prairie 11:30 AM-8:45 PM • Plato 11:45 AM-8:30 PM • NYA 12:00 PM-8:15 PM • Arlington 12:20 PM-8:00 PM • Gaylord 12:30 PM-7:45 PM


Sausage, Beer, Pizza Buffet & Lights Tour

Tuesday, December 6

Sausage, Beer, Pizza Buffet and Lights TourWe’ve missed this tour the past two years, and I’ve had lots of requests to bring it back! This tour has it all… one of the best meat markets in the state, the #1 ranked MN brewery (WCCO-TV), a pizza buffet, and a very popular light display… all in one tour… and just in time for Christmas! We’ll begin with casual shopping at Schmidt’s Meat Market in Nicollet. (I really suggest that you bring coolers with your name clearly marked on them.) After you’ve had time to buy those Christmas party meats, we’ll head to Schell’s Brewery in New Ulm for a tour and tasting of their fine products. Not a beer drinker? They also make 1919 root beer. By now we’re hungry, so we’re off to the Pizza Ranch for an included late afternoon pizza buffet. (They’re even opening their buffet early just for us.) We’ll end our day with the beautiful Kiwanis Holiday Lights in Mankato.

$77 pp (Ages 12 & under $63 pp)         Click Here to Register!

Cokato 10:45 AM-9:30 PM • Howard Lake 11:00 AM-9:15 PM • Winsted 11:15 AM-9:00 PM • Lester Prairie 11:30 AM-8:45 PM • Plato 11:45 AM-8:30 PM • NYA 12:00 PM-8:15 PM • Arlington 12:20 PM-8:00 PM • Gaylord 12:30 PM-7:45 PM