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Sights + sounds from Taste of Minnesota's new home

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WACONIA, Minn. (KMSP) -

In its first year back under former management, flooding forced Taste of Minnesota to move from its former Harriet Island home to Carver County and festivities kick off Thursday morning. The festival goes from July 3 through 6 as planned at the Carver County Fairgrounds off Highway 5 in Waconia, Minn.

SIGHTS + SOUNDS

Entertainment lineup on the main stage:

July 3: Soul Asylum, Tina & the B-Sides, Tim Mahoney, Owl feat. Chris Wyse
July 4: Badfinger feat. Joey Molland, Marshall Tucker Band, Starship feat. Mickey Thomas, Vic Tedesco, Cowboy Mouth
July 5: Halestorm, Cinderella's Tom Keifer, Gypsy, Crow
July 6: Joe Nichols, Tim Sigler Band, Devon Worley Band, Maiden Dixie

Cuisine:

El Burrito Mercado, Bobick Concessions, Firebrick Grill, Fisherman's Wharf, Bennett's Chop and Railhouse, Granite City, the Shrimp Shack, Minnesota Music Cafe, Cora's Best Chicken Wings, Tom Thumb Donuts, Carrie's Popcorn, Hickory Hut, Jake's City Grille, Gass Station, Twin City Fritter & Philly, Taste of Target Field, Sunset Pines Vegetable Farm, Val's Pinoy Grill, 1919 Rootbeer Floats, Kemps, Vero Pizza

Fireworks:

Nightly fireworks shows will be held at the Waconia County Fairgrounds staring at 10:20 p.m.

PARKING

The fairgrounds has free parking and there aren't any meters in town, but with those benefits comes traffic. Buses will have free continuous shuttles from 11 a.m. to midnight to the fairgrounds from the following lots off Highway 5:

-Waconia High School
-Waconia Ice Arena
-Clearwater Middle School

Buses will drop off and pick up on the south end of the fairgrounds.

ST. PAUL ROOTS

The annual event, typically held in St. Paul, showcases tons of local cuisine and beverages for visitors’ tasting pleasure had to seek a new location as significant flooding is expected to continue on the island.

The festival hasn’t been back since 2010 after International Event Management, LLC had to file for bankruptcy, owing its creditors $1.6 million according to paperwork filed in early January 2011.

Ron Maddox managed the festival from 1983 though 2008 and the family has returned to operate Taste this year. Maddox died in 2010 but his wife, Linda, joined the team in 1996 and played an integral part in the festival's operations until International Event Management took over.

Follow Fox 9's Paul Blume on Twitter @PaulBlume_FOX9 for the latest from the festival.

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