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2020 MINNESOTA - JULY 2020
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(See also:  2019  -  2017  -  2016  -  2015)


JULY 4, 2020
There are so many events on this day that they are too numerous to list.

July 10-11, 2020
Corn & Clover Carnival
Hinckley, Minnesota
Huge Midway, Bingo, lots of food. Celebrating 100 years from the very first carnival. This will be the 82nd carnival - as there were several years the carnival was not held due to the Depression.

July 11-12, 2020 - 24th Annual Rhubarb Frenzy!
Chisago City, Minnesota
The secret's out! WineHaven's rhubarb makes fantastic wine! Be the first to sample the new batches of Rhubarb and Strawberry-Rhubarb Wine.  We'll have hourly tours and lunch at the vineyard from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm on Saturday and 11:00 am to 6:00 pm on Sunday.  There is no fee for admission and reservations are not required. Bring your friends!

July 11-19, 2020  86th Annual Raspberry Festival - Hopkins, Minnesota
A Tradition Preserved. The festival features a search for the Golden Raspberry, the Grande Day Parade, a Family Day and much more.

July 18, 2020  Food Truck Festival - Anoka, Minnesota
One of the Twin Cities most popular & delicious free events – The Food Truck Festival– will invade Downtown Anoka. Over 25 Food Trucks.  Free Event!  Food. Beer. Live Music.  12-10 PM

2019 MINNESOTA - JULY 2019
Food Shows and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events
events waiting for new dates

July 11, 2019 - 57th Annual Hot Dog Nite - Luverne, Minnesota
10,000 FREE Hot Dogs and beverage given away by Luverne Area Chamber Members from 5:30 pm until gone.  Annual Wienerman Triathlon challenges athletes to run, bike, and eat hot dogs on their way to the finish line ....begins at 7 pm.  Wiener Dog Beauty Contest and Wiener Dog Race on Main Street beginning at 7:15 pm.  Live music and beer garden on Main.


July 12-14, 2019  9th Annual Hopped Up Caribou Festival
Lutsen, Minnesota
Caribou Highlands Lodge in Lutsen, Minn. The event features an expansive list of craft brewers, live music and variety of activities.  Many new and returning breweries will be present at the festival. Weekend ticket holders will get full access to events with lodging at Caribou Highlands Lodge.  Tickets can also be purchased for some activities on a per-event basis, including the beer tasting, Friday’s dinner and the concerts.  Hopped Up Caribou is the dog-friendliest beer festival in the state. Dog-friendly lodging is available for the weekend.  One of the most highly anticipated attractions at this year’s festival is the 4-Course Beer Paired Dinner. The meal will be served from 6-8 p.m. at Moguls Grille & Tap Room, Friday for $49.  The hand selected menu has been finalized and features a small batch beer specifically prepared for dinner by Duluth, Minnesota’s Ursa Minor Brewing.

July 12-14, 2019  71st World’s Largest Wild Rice Festival
Deer River, Minnesota
The World's Largest Wild Rice Festival for over 70 years, a celebration of wild rice, one of the area's natural staples.  Today's wild rice festivals sponsored by the Deer River Lions Club feature a full schedule of activities designed to bring the whole Deer River Area Community together for a weekend of fun, food, entertainment, and fellowship. Whether you are young or old, there is always something to see and do at the festival.

July 16-17, 2019 - Beanhole Days - Pequot Lakes, Minnesota
Burying of the Beans Ceremony is held every July. The beans, prepared by secret recipe behind locked doors, are buried in huge cast iron kettles and cooked over a wood fire for 24 hours. Since 1938, this tradition brings thousands together as they share a free lunch of baked beans, dinner roll, and beverage.  Also a Queen and King Bean Coronation, an arts and crafts fair, food market, children's games,

July 17-20, 2019  Wabasha County Fair - Plainview, Minnesota
There are tons of activities for the young and old!  Swine Show, Beef Show, Sheep and Meat Goat Show, Dairy Goat Show, Dairy Show, Llama Show, Pet Show, Cat Show, Poultry Show, Rabbit Show, Riverland Polka Band, Senior Citizen day, Redneck Olympics, Bobcat Rodeo, Funtime Functions & face painting, Bean Bag tournament, YO-YO show, Peddle Pull, Human Foosball, Generations band, Demolitions derby, Wabasha 500 Power Wheels Car race, and more!!!  Cost: Free – ADMISSION IS FREE!! Parking is $4 a day or $7 for a season pass!

July 19-21, 2019  Wannigan Days - Taylors Falls, Minnesota
Taylor Falls, MN and St Croix Falls, WI. 'Wannigan' is an Indian word for a lumberman's floating cook shack. Events include the Interstate Wannigan Parade, street dance, touring 1855 Folsom House Museum, riverboat cruises, tug of war across the St. Croix River, food, music, craft fair and more. (also: )

July 19-21, 2019  12th Annual Middle Eastern Festival
West St. Paul, Minnesota
St. George Church.  Highlights include Middle Eastern cuisine, live entertainment, a traditional marketplace, games for children and camel rides. Admission is free.  The menu includes: roast lamb on the spit, chicken kabobs, kafta, falafel, hummus, gyros, tabouli, delicious pastries and the church's famous Syrian bread.  Beer, wine and soft drinks will also be served.  The John Khoury Band will play and the church's dance group will perform the traditional Dabke dance.


July 20, 2019
Bacon and Beer Classic: Twin Cities
St. Paul, Minnesota
The Bacon and Beer Classic is a one-of-a-kind event hosted inside baseball parks and stadiums across America. It is a premier experience focused on traditions where one’s nostalgia of baseball meets their love for bacon and beer. As the attendees walk through the stadium they will get a taste of history through the hundreds of craft brew samples and mouth-watering bacon-inspired tastes local restaurants cook up. Music will get people dancing, interactive games will bring out their inner kid, and the cooking demos and beer schools will teach everyone – from the expert to the novice – a thing or two about bacon and beer.  All of our events are all inclusive! From the moment you walk into the park, it's all about the experience, and not about opening up your wallet.

July 22-28, 2019
Corn Capital Days
Olivia, Minnesota
Celebrating Olivia, located in one of the most productive agricultural areas in the United States and known as the "Corn Capital of the World," having the highest concentration of seed research and processing companies of any place in the globe.

July 26, 2019
Minnesota Brewers Conference - Duluth, Minnesota
Kicking off All Pints North weekend, this conference is put on by the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild in partnership with Master Brewers (MBAA) District St. Paul-Minneapolis. The event will be packed with national and local speakers, covering technical aspects of brewing to business strategies.

July 26-27, 2019 - Muskie Days - Nevis, Minnesota
Celebration includes kids' activities, fish fry. horseshoe contest, flea market, parade, scavenger hunt, carnival games, beer garden and street dance.

July 26-28, 2019 - Aebleskiver Days - Tyler, Minnesota
Annual celebration of Danish heritage. Danish sandwiches, and the aebleskive - a tennis ball shaped Danish pancake. Games for the kids, crafts and entertainment for the adults, and of course, good food everywhere.

July 26-28, 2019 - 85th Annual Kolacky Days - Montgomery, Minnesota
Celebrates the locally famous filled pastry with a Czechoslovakian themed festival.

July 26-28, 2019 - Catfish Derby Days - Franklin, Minnesota
City festival with fishing contest, pageant, street dances, chess, sports tournaments, parade, food and beverage vendors.

July 27, 2019  All Pints North Summer Brew Fest - Duluth, Minnesota
Join the brewers of Minnesota by the shores of Lake Superior at Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth, and celebrate craft beer 2oz at a time! All Pints North Summer Brew Fest will feature beer from breweries around the region, live music and tasty food in an iconic setting.

2017 MINNESOTA - JULY 2017
Food Shows and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events

events waiting for new dates

July 14-15, 2017 - Cass Lake Rib Fest - Cass Lake, Minnesota
In addition to delicious ribs, there will be a variety of arts and craft vendors, live music, children’s activities, parades, Native American dancers, a tug of war contest, beer tent, the Cass Lake Idol and Talent Show, and a Poetry Slam!

July 15, 2017 - Bread Making Day - Preston, Minnesota
Historic Forestville in Preston. Bread is the staff of life and is the most widely consumed food in the world. Step back into 1899 and observe costumed guides as they complete the weekly task of bread making. Nineteenth-century techniques of bread making will be showcased with opportunities for hands on participation.

2016 MINNESOTA - JULY 2016
Food Shows and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events

events waiting for new dates

July 9, 2016  The Great Minnesota Pie Extravaganza
Grand Rapids, Minnesota
A good cook and plenty of food held a logging camp together. While meat, potatoes, and beans were the cook shack staples, it was the pies the men loved most. Held at the Forest History Center, this event allows visitors to contrast pies served in the logging camps with modern day creations.

2015 MINNESOTA - JULY 2015
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events

events waiting for new dates

July 2-5, 2015  Taste of Minnesota - Waconia, Minnesota
Canceled for 2016.

July 17-18, 2015  Festa Italiana Minnesota - St. Paul, Minnesota
Established in 2010, Festa Italiana MN began its huge endeavor to produce a Festival celebrating the vibrant culture of Italy and the fascinating story of Italian Americans in Minnesota. We want to preserve our rich Italian heritage and share it with Minnesotans of all ethnic backgrounds.

July 29-August 2, 2015  86th Annual Fisherman's Picnic
Grand Marais, Minnesota
This is way more than just shore lunch!  It’s the Annual Fisherman’s Picnic and downtown Grand Marais is filled with visitors, crazy days sales, craft show, daily contests and prizes, live music, kids activities, and so much more!  Fireworks on Saturday night and Parade on Sunday afternoon!  The Lions Club BIG raffle includes a grand prize of $10,000 and lots of other great prizes for $5.00 a ticket.  The Big Fish contest offers prizes in six categories.  There is more fun competition with Tennis and Softball Tournaments, the Trail Run and Professional Log Rolling Tournament.  Oh, and the Lions Club serves up their famous fishburgers: hand-breaded, deep-fried Lake Supeior Herring on a bun by the hundreds!  (also: )



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