Minnesota Sights and Views

Category Archives: Southern Region

SOAR with the Eagles

SOAR with the Eagles is happening all month long in March! The National Eagle Center has a wonderful lineup of presenters and exhibitors featuring some exciting new things and some old favorites including flying bird shows, live animals, arts & crafts, exotic birds, insects and more! Live eagle programs daily at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm and […]

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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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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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Winter Can Be Fun!

With new fallen snow in the Southern Region the past two weekends have been filled with guests who choose to embrace winter as only Minnesotans can do. Two couples in particular shared that they were “first-timers” to the B&B experience and we think they’re hooked now! Both complimented their stay with snowshoe outings. One of the B&B couples had a fun-guided tour […]

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Historic Hutchinson House #20 Coolest in MN

HighwayHighlights.com blogger, Seth Hardmeyer, writes about roadside oddities and attractions found in his home state of Minnesota.  Updated weekly, posts include stories about roadside oddities, unique features and places, geographical landmarks, architecture and other Minnesota musings. In his December 29 post, Seth names The Top 50 Coolest Houses in Minnesota, which features the Historic Hutchinson House […]

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Annual Blue Collar BBQ and Arts Festival

Saturday, August 8 Faribault’s biggest block party is back!  12 hours of live music, food vendors, beer garden, BBQ contest, home-brew contest, washers tournament, pull tabs, recycled art sale, craft vendors and more. Visit Minnesota’s newest micro-brewery, F-Town, featuring IPA, Nut Brown, American Ale to Oatmeal Stout and beyond. The Historic Hutchinson House B&B is a […]

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Old-Fashioned 4th of July

  Enjoy a relaxing evening on our wrap-around porch while watching the “sparks” fly on Saturday, July 4th. Local fireworks are visible right from the porch and we’ll have refreshments at the ready. (Overnight stay required.)

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Meet Rick & Kelly Dale from American Restoration!

The History Channel series, American Restoration hosts Rick and Kelly Dale, will be in Faribault, Minnesota on Thursday, June 18, at 3:00 pm, to celebrate the placement of a Tilt-A-Whirl car, which was restored this past August on the popular cable show.  The car will be placed in the historic downtown as part of Faribault’s Heritage […]

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February means Bock Fest 2013 in New Ulm, MN

February is a great time to get out and enjoy the outdoors, music, games, food and beverages.  The August Schell Brewery sponsors this fest and you can enjoy your first caramelized beer when standing around the campfire at the brewery grounds. Last year the weather was great and the crowds enjoyed the music immensely.  Now […]

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