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Holiday Train rolls through Minnesota!

All aboard! The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will stop in more than two-dozen Minnesota towns on its annual ride through the northern U.S., bringing live entertainment and Christmas cheer in exchange for donations to local food banks. The train will be in Minnesota from Dec. 5-13, 2017. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience this annual […]

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Pumpkin regatta on the St. Croix River!

Stillwater’s Harvest Fest celebrates the beautiful fall weather with Minnesota’s only pumpkin regatta on the St. Croix River! Growers from the region bring pumpkins weighing 1500 pounds and up to compete in the Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off. Amidst the fall colors, locals celebrate with pumpkin baking and decorating, chili cook off, micro brew beer and wine […]

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Bring a friend to hold on to . . .

  Bring a friend to hold on to . . . when you plan a weekend getaway in Central Minnesota to freak out on the region’s largest haunted attraction; Hidden Hollows will scare the “Yell out of You”! This experience is for adults and includes a haunted corn maze, haunted house, tractor ride, reassuring fire […]

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Nisswa Fall Festival Fun Begins Saturday!

  Nisswa ushers in fall with the 44th anual Nisswa Fall Festival on Saturday, September 16th.  The 12th annual Smokin’ Hot BBQ Challenge is also part of this annual fall tradition.  Start your day with a pancake breakfast.  Participate in the medallion hunt and compete in the bean bag tournament.  Kids congregate at KidZone near […]

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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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