July 15, 2021
Storybook Land Festival is Friday & Saturday
The annual Storybook Land Festival will kick off Friday night!

Starting at 5 p.m., visitors can purchase wristbands for $7, good for unlimited rides that evening until 8:30 p.m. All rides within Storybook Land are included.

From 6:30-8:30 p.m., Mr. Bubbler will be strolling in the park. At 7 p.m., Storybook Land Theatre will perform on the Castle stage.
At dusk, the movie “Jurassic Park” will be shown. The movie, sponsored by NVC, will be shown in the grassy area west of the Storybook Land parking lot.

On Saturday, the festival begins at 10 a.m. with a full day of activities all around Storybook Land and in the castle.

Musical performances by Duke Otherwise happen at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. in the castle.

Author Bruce Arant will take the stage at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Throughout the park, you will find tents full of things to do: percussion zoo, theatre games, and art activities. In addition, Mr. Bubbler, magician Noah Sonie and jugglers Incapable Hands will be roaming in the park.

The festival concludes at 4:30 p.m.

Storybook Land Festival is co-sponsored by Aberdeen Parks, Recreation & Forestry, Aberdeen Area Arts Council, K.O. Lee Aberdeen Public Library and Sertoma Club.  Additional support is provided by Aberdeen Hotel Alliance, South Dakota Arts Council, NVC, and the Fraternal Order of Police.
This weekend's top events
  • 6-11 p.m. today.
  • Malchow Plaza, 506 S. Main St.
  • Free.
  • Rhino is a five-member, high-energy Twin Cities band playing an array of modern, alternative, '80s and classic rock, with twists of country and other surprises. Don't miss their drum routine, guaranteed to drop a few jaws. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Bring your friends, family and a chair.

  • 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday.
  • Village Bowl, 1314 Eighth Ave. N.W.
  • Free.
  • “You’re a Lebowski, I’m a Lebowski...” The Inaugural DudeFest at The Village Bowl is coming to Aberdeen. Celebrating the 1998 film “The Big Lebowski.”
Next weekend's top events
  • 7 p.m. 
  • Brown County Speedway, 400 24th Ave. N.W.
  • $15 for 16 and up, $10 for teens 13-15, kids up to 12 are free.

  • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Malchow Plaza, 506 S. Main St.
  • Local growers and artisans will gather on the plaza every week.

Buy 2 rides, get 1 free!!!
Win an Aberdeen vacation!
Prize bundle includes:
  • 2 Nights Lodging in a Deluxe Cabin at Wylie Park Campground
  • 4 Tickets to an Aberdeen Aqua Addicts Ski Show
  • 2 Passes to Allevity Entertainment
  • 2 Storybook Land 10-Rides Punch Cards
  • 4 Passes to the Aberdeen Aquatic Center
  • 8 Tickets to Wylie Thunder Road Go-Karts, Bumper Boats or Mini-Golf
  • $100 Aberdeen Gift Card
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Best Western Ramkota Hotel
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