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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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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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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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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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Stay at the Maple Knoll Inn, Enjoy the Fall Colors and Do Some Wine Tasting

Fall is a great time to enjoy the colors and to spend a little time sipping some local wines. Book a room at the Maple Knoll Inn and enjoy some of the great wineries located close by. We have many wineries in the area! Visit North Folk, Wild Mountain, James Perry, North Ridge, Winehaven, the […]

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Wine and Cheeze Lunch Cruise on the St. Croix

Wine and Cheese Lunch Cruise: Thursday, September 24th: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Delight all of your senses as you cruise the beautiful St. Croix River on the elegant Taylors Falls Princess paddle boat. You’ll enjoy a delicious lunch, great Winehaven wines, and some of the best local cheeses while experiencing the breathtaking rock formations […]

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Hinckley’s Smokin” Ribfest

What a great event! Stay at the Maple Knoll Inn Bed and Breakfast in Rush City, Mn and drive the short distance to this fun event.. Enjoy everything the Inn has to offer and then enjoy the day at the ribfest.

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Historic Faribault Pub Crawl

An Historic Pub Crawl Series will be held on Friday nights, June 19, July 3 and August 7, 2015, beginning at 7:00 pm, in Faribault. We’re bringing people who love history together with B&Bs (beer & bars) . . . it’s a new way to appreciate both. Join us on an enjoyable stroll through Faribault’s […]

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Afton Strawberry Festival and Marketplace – June 27 & 28th

Afton Strawberry Festival And Marketplace Saturday June 27 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and Sunday June 28 (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.) Afton Town Square Park Everyone knows that the charming town of Afton is a delightful destination in the summer. And this is especially true during Afton Strawberry Festival and Marketplace! Returning for its […]

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