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Grumpy Old Men Festival – Uniquely Minnesotan!

Since 1993, the Grumpy Old Men Festival is uniquely Minnesotan! Hot Dish Luncheon, Minnow Races, Grumpy Plunge, Chili Feed, Spaghetti Feed, Ice Shacks n’ Plaid Parade, Cribbage Tournament, Raffles and Ice Fishing Contest. One Day Only! Saturday, February 25th, Wabasha, Minnesota. Everyone is Welcome! Come on out and enjoy the fun activities all over town […]

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Fasching – a German Mardi Gras

Fasching – a German Mardi Gras is an old carnival tradition that originated in the European Alps to chase away winter. Each year, strips of cloth are strung across downtown streets in the German peasant tradition, and the “Narren,” masked characters in colorful costumes, walk the streets inviting people to the party. New Ulm‘s version […]

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Gull Lake Frozen Fore

The 12th Annual Gull Lake Frozen Fore!  The World’s Largest Golf & Snowmobile Charity Event! Friday, February 24 thru Sunday, February 26, 2017 This three-day celebration of all things winter, brings together a weekend of activities and fun for adults. From snow golfing to dancing on a frozen lake, this winter weekend is unlike any other. Friday […]

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38th Annual Eel Pout Festival

Minnesotan’s embrace winter. That’s why thousands will be heading North to fish and party at the 38th Annual Eel Pout Festival in Walker. In addition to fishing for one of the ugliest fish, “eel pout”, there are lots of winter activities to keep you entertained.  The traditional Friday fish fry will be featuring eel pout […]

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Ice Castles is the must-see winter wonderland

Ice castles is the must-see winter wonderland where fairy tales are brought to life with twinkling lights, magnificent archways and towers, ice-carved tunnels, fountains and slides ready to be explored. By day this frozen castle glimmers with glacial blues and after dark the ice formations create a magical glow. Fluctuating temperatures made the castle’s debut date […]

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Fish for trout all year long!

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says one of several fishing regulations that will go into effect this March will mean anglers can fish for trout all-year long in some southeastern Minnesota cities. Anglers can either catch and release – or catch and keep trout – depending on the time of year. The new regulation will allow […]

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Minnesota’s 8 National Park Sites

Did you know Minnesota has 8 National Park Sites? The National Park Service celebrates its 100th anniversary this month. Why not stay in a local engaging B&B community and take part in the celebration! Top to bottom, Minnesota’s National Park sites touch every region in the state. Voyageurs National Park is a water-based park featuring some of […]

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Lakes Jam – Brainerd Lakes Area

Lakes Jam unites rock and country music fans from all walks of life and brings them together in the Brainerd Lakes area on June 23-25! Located on the grounds of Brainerd International Raceway, the area boasts beautiful scenery and weekend fun, including a car show, water-cross and bean bag contest. Rain or shine, the show goes […]

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Grand Old Days

For over 40 years Grand Old Days has been the first event of the summer, and the largest 1-day festival in the Midwest USA.  This year, the festival expands to a full weekend event featuring two distinct days with very different activities. Saturday, June 4, Grand Old Days will have a completely different feel than […]

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Minnesota Waterfalls Road Trip

The Ultimate Minnesota Waterfalls Road Trip Is Right Here – And You’ll Want To Do It If you’re up for an epic Minnesota adventure, you have to try this road trip! You get to see countless stunning Minnesota waterfalls in 7 northern locations, on top of experiencing one of the most famously beautiful drives along […]

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