Summer Fest at DCTC July 21-22

DCTC will be hosting Summer Fest on its campus Saturday and Sunday, July 21-22 in conjunction with Rosemount’s Leprechaun Days.

This free, fun, outdoor event will feature about 60 artisans and craft-makers, along with music, entertainment, children’s activities, a Saturday classic car show, and food.

Shoppers will find a variety of products: pottery, jewelry, blown glass, clothing, baskets, photography, candles and more. Summer Fest’s feature artist is John Steger, an award winning Shakopee potter who has shown his work throughout the Midwest.

“We are thrilled with the number and mix of vendors who are participating. Shoppers will find a rich variety of wonderful products at all price points,” said Sharon LaComb, vice president of institutional advancement

The event will run from 10 a.m.– 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 21, and from 10 a.m.– 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 22.

Summer Fest is being held to familiarize people with DCTC’s campus and to generate money for student scholarships and academic programs.

LaComb says that more and more, students are struggling to meet their financial obligations because of issues such as high living costs, increased tuition, and job loss. The DCTC Foundation holds events like Summer Fest to raise funds so that when these students need assistance, they have a resource.