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Title: EVENT OF INTEREST: Nordfest 2022 -- North Central Regional Event
Calendar: NOhio BMW Calendar
Date: 09.08.2022 - 09.11.2022
Location:

Location Provided Upon Registration

Url: https://www.northstarbmw.org/event-details/nordfest-north-central-region-weekend
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Nordfest coverEVENT OF INTEREST:
Nordfest 2022 -- North Central Regional Event

September 8-11, 2022 -- Minneapolis

The following is copy from North Star Chapter regarding this event.

About Nordfest 2022 September 8 - 11 Hosted by North Star Chapter BMW CCA

Join us for the first annual BMW CCA North Central Region Festival - Nordfest. The North Star Chapter is the first to host a “Mini Oktoberfest” type of gathering for all our chapters from September 8 - September 11!

Attendees can look forward to popular activities, including driving tours, a reception, car show, karting, beer and wine tasting, MN highlights tours, social dinners, and much much more! Nordfest is open to all BMW CCA members, and their guests, from all Chapters.

Nordfest Weekend Base Package -- What's Included (EARLY BIRD THROUGH JUNE 30 $90/person; $106 starting July 1)

  • Welcome Reception & Check-in (Thursday Evening, September 8)
    Nordfest registration will be on Thursday evening from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Sheraton West Hotel, 12201 Ridgedale Drive Minnetonka, Minnesota 55305. Meet and mingle with other North Central Region members while enjoying beer/cocktails and “heavy” appetizers.
  • Coffee & Donut Kickstarter (Friday Morning, September 9)
    Start your day with fresh donuts and freshly brewed coffee.
  • Oktoberfest Car Show & Concours – MN Style (Saturday Morning, September 10)
    AutoMotorPlex 12th annual Oktoberfest. This monthly Caffeine & Octane car show celebrates all things German during its September 10th show. Live music, food and beer, tons of great vehicles, and for Nordfest participants, a “Concours d’Minnesota”. Vehicles will be judged and awarded in traditional and not-so-traditional categories.
    AutoMotorPlex™ has become the “place to be” for all motorsport enthusiasts, providing owners with not only a comfortable place to house their collections but also access to an engaged community of like-minded enthusiasts. What started as a passion for motorsports and vehicle collecting has now grown into a successful automotive enthusiast community of private garage condominiums. Golfers have the country club, pilots have the hanger, and now motorsport enthusiasts have AutoMotorPlex.
    The 20-acre AutoMotorPlex Medina Campus was designed with car show events in mind. The space accommodates over 800 show cars in addition to hundreds of owner vehicles parked in the unique garage condos. As part of the experience, the Campus has a 4-acre central green space to display the best of the best while offering lots of room for spectators to enjoy the show. Check out this video for a glimpse into the fun ahead: 11th Annual Oktoberfest German Car Show 2021
  • Tech Session (Saturday Morning, September 10)
    Eurotech, our sponsors located on the AutoMotorPlex campus is hosting a Tech Session during the last hour of the car show on Saturday. Tour their shop, see work in progress, learn about the latest technology, discussion on a wide range of topics helping members repair and maintain their
  • Nordfest Social & Dinner Party (Saturday Evening, September 10)
    Mix and mingle with fellow club members on the last evening of an incredible weekend. The fun continues with entertainment, awards from the day’s activities, drinks, and delicious food.
  • Nordfest T-Shirt
    Nordfest-inspired t-shirt for every participant to commemorate the experience.

Hotel Reservations (Group rate available through August 24)
Sheraton West Hotel in Minnetonka
12201 Ridgedale Drive Minnetonka, Minnesota 55305
(952) 593-0000
Link to register: Group rate for BMW Car Club of America - North Star Chapter
$119.00 per night + tax. Rate available 2 days prior and 2 days after September 8 – 11. Negotiated rate available through Wednesday, August 24, 2022.

Here are more ways you can add-on to your weekend enjoyment.

Friday Morning/Afternoon Add-On Activities (Schedule allows only one of these activities)

  • St Paul Gangster Tour (4 hours - $55)
    This Tour reveals why Saint Paul was a center for bootlegging operations and criminal activities during the 1930s prohibition era. Tour route covers all the gangster sights within the entire 5 miles radius of St. Paul where the gangsters lived it up as they planned and executed some of the most notorious crimes ever perpetrated in the upper Midwest.
  • Go-kart Racing - Friday (4 hours - $95)
    Join us at ProKART Maple Grove, your home for adrenaline-pumping go-kart racing! Offering an indoor race track, that doubles in size with the OUTDOOR section connected! That's right.... indoor and outdoor in 1 LAP. The state-of-the-art timing system allows you to compare your best race times with your competition to see who ends up on the top step of the podium. Includes lunch and karting equipment. Note: Closed-toe shoes required, No dresses or skirts - Pants or shorts only.
  • MN River Drive to New Ulm (8 hours - $50)
    Follow the Minnesota River Scenic Byway en route to New Ulm, "the most German city in America". At just 1.5 hours SW of the cities, New Ulm has tons of activities to offer anyone, from history buffs to foodies to nature lovers. The town’s strong German heritage is perfect for a BMW road trip, especially during a lovely fall day! Highlights include a tour of Schell’s Brewery, lunch at Turner Hall, and Hermann the German Monument on a high hill overlooking New Ulm.
  • Apple Harvest Drive & Lunch at Lola’s on the Lake (7 hours - $45)
    Minnesota is known for its delicious apple varieties that are ready for picking starting as early as August. The state has more than 100 orchards growing 20 million pounds of apples every year, a perfect reason to head out for a drive and pick your apples right from the tree or choose from apples the orchard has picked. We’ll travel west to the LuceLine Orchard offering seven different varieties of apples, a sunflower forest, a corn maze, and other fall harvest favorites.
    Then on to lunch at Lola’s overlooking beautiful Lake Waconia. The best part about Lola’s beside the food? The view, the deck, and being right on the water overlooking the prettiest, greenest island. Welcome to paradise!
  • Explore on-your-own
    Dakota Indians first named this land “minisota,” meaning “land of sky-tinted water,” when they settled here more than three centuries ago. Today, Minnesota is still known for its breathtaking scenery, with magnificent forests, beautiful prairie land, and sparkling blue lakes dotting the state. Event hosts will provide a list of top attractions for you to consider experiencing.
  • Friday Evening BBQ & Trivia Add-On ($48)
    Put your thinking caps on and join us for a night of fun and friendly competition along with BBQ Minnesota style! Test your knowledge of everything BMW, Minnesota, and the Midwest. Prizes and surprises galore!

Saturday Afternoon Add-On Activities (Schedule allows only one of these activities)

  • "Classic Car” Cruise Around Lake Minnetonka (4 hours - $15)
    Hop in your “classic car” (your definition) and cruise around Lake Minnetonka. Nearly all of its 125 miles of shoreline are privately owned, and the summer cottages built by vacationing flour millers and businessmen --- Pillsbury, Northrop, Bell, Loring, Peavey --- have morphed into mansions. We’ll stop at one of the many public gardens overlooking the lake, stop in the town of Excelsior, awarded one of the 50 best small-town main streets in America, grab a beer at one of our favorite breweries west of the twin cities, or maybe a homemade root beer at the Minnetonka Drive-In. Cruising the Lake Minnetonka area is always a relaxing way to spend a late summer day.
  • Go-kart Racing - Saturday (3 hours - $85) (See description above)
  • Lk Minnetonka by Boat/Town of Excelsior Experience (4 hours - $42)
    Depart from The Port of Excelsior and glide through the waters of one of Minnesota’s largest lakes (more than 125 miles of shoreline) for an hour and a half narrated sightseeing cruise. Relax while taking in the views of the lake’s many islands and extravagant homes dotting the shoreline. Upon your return, you'll be greeted by a Lake Minnetonka-Excelsior Historical Society member who will guide you on a 30-minute walking tour of the historic town. Afterward, there is time to explore and shop on your own. Maybe choose your favorite ice cream at Lick’s Unlimited, grab a beer at Excelsior Brewing, channel your inner nostalgia at Leipold’s antiques and gifts, or wander through the many boutique shops. Excelsior is a small town with big vibes and you can experience a diverse set of activities no matter the weather.
  • Craft Beer Tasting Experience (4 hours - $105)
    Join us for an afternoon of fun experiencing the craft beer boom! We selected three amazing breweries for a hoppin' good time on the town! You're given the opportunity to taste flagship, seasonal and local favorites on this tour. Have a great time with your guide and driver without worrying about the hassle of transportation between breweries. Your taste buds will thank you!
  • Explore on-your-own (See above for description)

Sunday Morning Breakfast/F1 Viewing Add-On ($30)
Breakfast and Formula 1 viewing for the Italian Grand Prix. The race starts at 8:00 AM and the doors will open at 7:00. Not an early riser? Come for breakfast until 10:30 and hear all the buzz about the race.

Cancellation Policy

  • If your plans should change, and you need to cancel your registration, you may do so through August 5, 2022. Reimbursement will be made to the original form of payment. NO reimbursement will be made after August 5, 2022
  • All activities will be conducted rain or shine. The event hosts may elect to cancel a specific activity due to low participation. If this happens, reimbursement will be made to the original form of payment.

Nordfest Event Contacts/Registration/Recent News

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  • To register and see a full schedule of events, go to https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/nordfest-a-bmw-cca-north-central-festival-lake-minnetonka-area-west-mpls-star-807765
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