Calendar of Events
 
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  Fountain
  Harmony
  Holidays
  Houston
  Lanesboro
  Multliple Towns
  Peterson
  Preston
  Rushford
  Taste of the Trail
  Whalan
  Multiple Categories
 
Thu - Apr 05 -- Sun - Apr 08
  30th Celebration

Join the Commonweal Theatre for the grand opening of their 30th season in Lanesboro!

Sat - Apr 14
  Get Squirrley with Surly Fest

Join your friends for Lanesboro's 2nd annual Spring Pub Crawl!

Fri - Apr 27 -- Sun - Apr 29
  Bluff Country Studio Art Tour
Don't miss this art tour through beautiful bluff country. Make one of the Root River Trail Towns your home-base stay while you travel throughout the area! Visit bluffcountrystudioarttour.org for all the details.
Sat - Apr 28
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  Lipmasters Fishing Tournament

Registration begins at 11:00 a.m. at Nordic Lanes for the annual Lipmasters Fishing Tournament. Fish for rough fish on the Root River - the tournament starts at 12 noon and weigh-in is at 5:00 p.m. There is also a kids' category. Rain or shine!

 

Sun - Apr 29
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  Pancake Breakfast

Pancake Breakfast serving pancakes, sausages, scrambled eggs, sweet rolls and beverages.Located in the historic Whalan City Hall. $8.00 for adults, $5.00 ages 6-10 free for 5 and younger. 

Fri - May 11 -- Sat - May 12
  Citywide Garage Sales in the Rushford Peterson Valley

Garage Sales are held May 11-12 in the Rushford Peterson Valley. Map of locations will be in May 7 Bluff Country Reader and May 10 Tri-County Record. Also, find printed maps at Tri-County Record's newsstand locations. 

Sat - May 12
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  Girls Day Out

This event includes a style show, music, a street market, drawings and discounts.

Fri - May 18 -- Sun - May 20
  SE MN Bluegrass Association’s (SEMBA) May Festival

SEMBA's Annual May Festival at Cushon's Peak Campground--between Rushford and Houston, Minnesota (18696 State Hwy 16). Bands on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Come for a day or all three days! Reserve a campsite by calling Cushon's Peak Campground at 507-896-7325 or stay at a local motel, inn or B&B. Visit SEMBA's website for band details: http://www.semba.tv/?page_id=96

Sat - May 19
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  Whalan Stand Still Parade
It's a parade like you have never seen before! The parade stands still while the spectators walk around. Come and enjoy a day full of fun for all ages. Listen to some live music, enjoy some delicious food, including our famous Egg Mc. Whalans. Purchase some locally grown or made products from over 2 dozen vendors. Have you ever wanted to participate in a pie eating or bed race contest? This is your chance, simply sign up on the day of our parade. There will be a petting zoo and games for the children also. Be sure to mark the date on your calendar. "Whalan The Little Town That Could" www.standstillparade.org
Mon - May 28
  Memorial Day
Mon - May 28
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  Memorial Day Program

Memorial Day Cenebration with parade and patriotic program, Lanesboro Community Center.

Sat - Jun 02
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  Rhubarb Festival - Lanesboro
Sylvan Park
Sat - Jun 16
  Gammel Dag in Peterson

Peterson's Scandinavian Summer Celebration and Good Old Days' Activities. Visit www.petersonmn.org for a complete schedule of Gammel Dag activities. Grand Parade at 6 p.m.

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Sat - Jun 16
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  Art in the Park

Annual fine art festival in beautiful Sylvan Park, 90+ exhibitors, food and live music.

Fri - Jun 22 -- Sat - Jun 23
  Root River Trail Towns 60-Mile Garage Sale

Travel the towns along the Root River Trail Towns and shop garage sales as you go! Watch for the Google map posted at www.RootRiverTrail.org or the Root River Trail Towns' Facebook page for all locations. To host a garage sale in or near one of the towns, contact your closest city hall or chamber or commerce.

Sat - Jun 30 -- Sun - Jul 01
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  Fastpitch Softball Tournament

Come and watch some exciting action provided by some of the most talented fastpitch softball teams from the region. The 2 day tournament is sure to keep you entertained.Whalan provides the perfect picturesque setting for your 4th of July weekend. Come and enjoy the game along with some delicious food and beverages.

Wed - Jul 04
  Independence Day
Sun - Jul 08
  Peterson's Sunday Music Series

At the historic bandstand in Peterson, MN, bring your own seating and enjoy live music 5-7 p.m. from:

Sunday, July 8 - The Rutabaga Brothers

Sunday, July 15 - The Lost Faculties

Sunday, July 22 - Squeezebox with Ted Lange & Mollie B

Sunday, July 29 - The Vintage Tones of Spielzeitzen Und Pausen

Hot dogs, brats, and refreshments available. In case of rain, the music will be held in Grace Lutheran Church (365 Park St., Peterson, MN)

Sun - Jul 15
  Peterson's Sunday Music Series

At the historic bandstand in Peterson, MN, bring your own seating and enjoy live music 5-7 p.m. from:

Sunday, July 8 - The Rutabaga Brothers

Sunday, July 15 - The Lost Faculties

Sunday, July 22 - Squeezebox with Ted Lange & Mollie B

Sunday, July 29 - The Vintage Tones of Spielzeitzen Und Pausen

Hot dogs, brats, and refreshments available. In case of rain, the music will be held in Grace Lutheran Church (365 Park St., Peterson, MN)

Mon - Jul 16 -- Sun - Jul 22
  Rushford Days

Visit www.rushforddays.com for a full list of events and activities.

Live music 9pm-1am by Trouble Shooter on July 20 and by Hair Metal Radio on July 21.

Sun - Jul 22
  Peterson's Sunday Music Series

At the historic bandstand in Peterson, MN, bring your own seating and enjoy live music 5-7 p.m. from:

Sunday, July 8 - The Rutabaga Brothers

Sunday, July 15 - The Lost Faculties

Sunday, July 22 - Squeezebox with Ted Lange & Mollie B

Sunday, July 29 - The Vintage Tones of Spielzeitzen Und Pausen

Hot dogs, brats, and refreshments available. In case of rain, the music will be held in Grace Lutheran Church (365 Park St., Peterson, MN)

Sun - Jul 29
  Peterson's Sunday Music Series

At the historic bandstand in Peterson, MN, bring your own seating and enjoy live music 5-7 p.m. from:

Sunday, July 8 - The Rutabaga Brothers

Sunday, July 15 - The Lost Faculties

Sunday, July 22 - Squeezebox with Ted Lange & Mollie B

Sunday, July 29 - The Vintage Tones of Spielzeitzen Und Pausen

Hot dogs, brats, and refreshments available. In case of rain, the music will be held in Grace Lutheran Church (365 Park St., Peterson, MN)

Fri - Aug 03 -- Sun - Aug 05
  Buffalo Bill Days - Lanesboro

Lanesboro's city-wide festival, craft market, food, dances, entertainment, and more!

Mon - Sep 03
  Labor Day
Sat - Sep 08
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  Fall Craft Beer Fest

Enjoy Oktoberfest and seasonal fall beers from Midwest craft breweries.

Sat - Sep 08
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  Taste of the Trail - Lanesboro

Sample cuisine and culture in Lanesboro on the Root River State Bike Trail.

Sun - Sep 09
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  Taste of the Trail

Free Taste Testing of Ethnic Foods including Fresh Lefse and Rommegrot. Music by Going Up, Local Vendors, Visit Whalan's Museum

Sat - Sep 22
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  Girls Day Out

This event includes a style show,music, a street market, drawings and discounts.

  Trail Conditions

Rushford Peterson Valley
 
On the Crunchy Side - Harmony, MN
 
Bluffscape Amish Tours
 
Niagra Cave
 
Preston Foods
 
 
 
Explore Minnesota Tourism
Highway 16 Scenic Byway