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2019 Minnesota - December 2019

(See also: 2018)


October 5-December 1, 2019
Fall Flower Show
St. Paul, Minnesota

Nov 30-December 1, 2019
Hutchinson Farm Toy Show
Hutchinson, Minnesota


December 3-4, 2019
Minnesota Milk Dairy Conference and Expo
Welch, Minnesota
Minnesota Milk Producers Association.  This conference provides great information about organic agriculture to excite experienced organic producers as well as people new to this farming system.

December 6-7, 2019 - FEAST! Local Foods Marketplace
Rochester, Minnesota
This Annual local foods tradeshow & festival for all ages brings together 100+ artisan businesses from MN, WI and IA who sample and sell their food, beer, wine & cider. The industry-only tradeshow Fri, Nov 30 brings entrepreneurs together for networking, and offers wholesale buyers a chance to sample and buy the on-trend, local fare, including gluten-free, paleo, probiotic, grass-fed, and organic. The public festival Sat, Dec 1 offers cooking demos, kids activities, and samples, plus vote for your favorite booth for a chance at a local foods gift basket.  Shop 100 local businesses under 1 roof, 10am-4pm at Rochester's Mayo Civic Center.

December 6-8, 2019  St. Paul Ice Fishing & Winter Sports Show
St. Paul, Minnesota
Join us at the St. Paul RiverCentre to shop more than 190 exhibits with products and services dedicated to the die-hard ice fishing and winter sports enthusiast. View all new ice fishing products, including fish houses, augers, underwater cameras, digital fish finders, rods and reels, tackle, accessories, apparel and much more!

December 6-8, 2019  Julebyen Christmas Village
Knife River, Minnesota
Julebyen (pronounced YOOL-eh-BE-en) means "Christmas Village." It is a centuries-old Scandinavian and German tradition celebrated with ethnic foods, crafts, holiday decorations, and music. This December, Knife River (a fishing village of the North Shore of Lake Superior just north of Duluth) is home to an authentic, and unique Julebyen fest.

December 7, 2019 - Pioneer Christmas - Litchfield, Minnesota
Forest City Stockade.  Annual Pioneer Christmas. A variety of activities are planned: Pioneer crafts, visit with Santa, Christmas carolers, many demonstrations, horse-drawn sleigh rides, tour of all historic buildings and the winter encampment with tepee.  Food available: hot homemade beef or sausage stew, fry bread, lefse, homemade ice cream and more.


December 7-8, 2019  Holiday Market at Winehaven
Chisago City, Minnesota
Tis' the season to deck your wine racks for the upcoming holidays! We'll have several new wines to sample, freshly brewed mulled wine, special treats and plenty of holiday cheer!  Several vendors will also be on-hand so you can browse unique clothing and gift items while enjoying your wine!

December 7 & 14, 2019  Christmas in the Logging Camp Family Day
Grand Rapids, Minnesota
Costumed cooks prepare Christmas dinner and lumberjacks sing and tell stories at the Forest History Center's turn-of-the-century logging camp.

December 8, 2019 - Minneapolis International Festival
Minneapolis, Minnesota
3rd Annual Minneapolis International Festival!  The Minneapolis International Festival will be celebrating the different cultures in the City of Minneapolis and surrounding communities with music, dance, art, cultural learning booths, exhibits demonstrations, food AND MORE.

December 10, 2019 - Terra Madre Day - Worldwide
A worldwide celebration of local food held every year on December 10. Through hundreds of diverse and unique events across the globe, together we show that a global food revolution grows from local roots.

December 14, 2019  Winona Holiday Market - Winona, Minnesota
A new holiday tradition, the Winona Holiday Market, will feature over 25 one-of-a-kind artisan vendors from all over the region. The Market will also be the kickoff of Let's Levee: Winter Edition with food trucks, hot beverages, mulled wines and the grand opening of the Levee Park Ice Skating Rink. Levee Park. 507-457-8258

December 14, 2019  Christmas in the County - Austin, Minnesota
The Mower County Historical Society presents Christmas in the County with indoor and outdoor children's activities, including great food, a bake sale, silent auction, horse-drawn sleigh and wagon rides, raffle and visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Pioneer Building. 507-437-6082

December 14, 2019  St. Cloud Weihnachtsmarkt - St. Cloud, Minnesota
Downtown St. Cloud (5th Avenue - Under the Festoon Lights) will be the site of a Christmas Tree Lighting with heated tents, plenty of traditional German food and drink such as Gluhwein (warm, spiced wine), and Christmas cookies, bratwurst and sauerkraut, live music, food and craft vendors.

December 16-17, 2019  Holiday Cheers! - Stillwater, Minnesota
Saint Croix Vineyards.  Enjoy a weekend at the winery and partake in the tradition of drinking mulled wine during the holidays! During your standard wine tasting we will include a sample of delicious mulled wine.  This is the perfect weekend to relax before the holidays and buy those final holiday gifts. Remember, wine makes the perfect gift!

December 31, 2019  Crystal Ball New Year's Eve
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Join us for the best New Year's Eve Party in town, the Crystal Ball at International Market Square near Downtown Minneapolis. Celebrating our 16th year in operation, we are one of the largest New Year's Eve events in the country. With attendance over 3,000 people, you can be sure it will always be the best way to ring in the New Year.  The Crystal Ball will feature Live Music, and multiple DJs, Go-Go Dancers and more. Don't miss out on the biggest event of the year!

2018 Minnesota - December 2018
waiting for new dates

December 29, 2018 - Northwoods Holiday Fest
Grand Rapids, Minnesota
Forest History Center.  Revel in a winter wonderland of family fun with trolley and sleigh rides, dog sleds, sledding, snowshoeing, snow sculptures, a snow fort and launching snowballs and water balloons with a giant slingshot. Visitors can also tour the logging camp under winter conditions and enjoy wildlife shows and games inside the visitor center.



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