This past month I shared that Sever’s in Shakopee is offering a safe, unique drive-thru event this fall! It’s called Sever’s Stories, Riddles, & Rhymes, and it’s a safe storytime adventure with magic, humor and visuals.
This unique adventure includes a 3/4 mile magical trail where families will be able to enjoy humorous rhymes, riddles and large scale illustrations that give readers of all ages a whole new take on storytime. There will be a huge treasure hunt, a larger than life chicken samurai, a zany squirrel named Hayley with her adorable pumpkin pet, and a lot more!
It takes place Thursdays to Sundays now through November 1st, and the cost is $7 per person or $25 per car maximum.
It sounded like a good option for families during this time, so we decided to go check it out and share our experience with you. We went recently and thought it was cute, silly and sweet!
We went on a Sunday afternoon and drove right in. We had our tickets in advance so we checked in at the entrance and drove right in to the event.
It takes place right on the Sever’s Festival grounds in Shakopee, and winds through tree fields, cornfields and rural prairie, where you see characters from stories, as well as riddles and rhymes on wooden signs.
When we entered, we were given a “Spot This, Spot That” game sheet. Basically, wherever we saw the “Spot This, Spot That” signs, there would be an item from this list for us to find and identify from the list.
We drove in and were reading signs showing fun rhymes as well as silly characters.
Some of the characters were pretty big!
Kids will enjoy these whimsical, wacky illustrations and props along the way.
You’ll also find a few of these along the way. These are bells that ding when you drive over the beam on the road.
A view from the drive. The “Spot This, Spot That” signs are tucked away so you do have to look for them and for the items on the sheet.
Should You Go?
I think it’s worth it especially if you have younger kids. My kids are 12 and 9 and were a little old for it, but still enjoyed the interactive treasure hunt and silly illustrations. Not sure all kids that age or older would enjoy it, but younger kids will like it the most.
It felt long enough for it to be worth the money. Just go slow! Not just for safety but to really savor it all.
About Sever’s Stories, Riddles & Rhymes
The folks at Sever’s Fall Festival have teamed up with Minnesota artist, Brian Sobaski, to bring this innovative outdoor drive-thru storytime event to the festival grounds in Shakopee.
“What started as sketches on paper are now incredibly creative artistic installations,” says Nicola Peterson with Sever’s. “We can’t wait for families to see what we’ve been working on all summer and experience what happens when you take original stories and characters and bring them to life!”
WHEN: August 21 – November 1 (Thursdays – Sundays)
Thursday & Friday: 1pm – dusk
Saturday & Sunday: 10am – dusk
WHERE: Sever’s Festival Grounds
3121 150th St. W.
Shakopee, MN 55379
TICKETS: $7/person or $25/car maximum ($40/Bus, Limo, Motorhome, etc.) plus sales tax*
*Tickets are limited. Purchase online.
Sever’s Fall Festival update
Note that Sever’s Fall Festival IS happening this year – it opens Friday, September 11th and stays open through Sunday, November 1st. Tickets will be sold exclusively online & capacity will be limited due to Covid-19. More here.
(Disclosure: We received complimentary admission in exchange for sharing this honest review. All opinions are 100% mine.)