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

(See also: 2016  -  2015  -  2014)


JULY 4, 2017 - 4TH OF JULY
There are so many events on this day that they are too numerous to list

July 22-23, 2017
21st 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 29, 2017  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.


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

events waiting for new dates

July 8-9, 2016 - 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 8-10, 2016  68th Deer's Annual Wild Rice Festival
Deer River, Minnesota
The World's Largest Wild Rice Festival for over 65 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 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.


July 9-17, 2016
82nd 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 13, 2016  Beanhole Days
 and Arts & Crafts Fair

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.

July 14, 2016  54th 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.  8th Annual Wiener Dog Beauty Contest and Wiener Dog Race on Main Street beginning at 7:15 pm.  Live music and beer garden on Main.

July 15-17, 2016  9th 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 16, 2016  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. Bread-making process from start to finish is an all-day event with the mixing beginning at 10 a.m. and the finished product coming out of the oven around 3 p.m.

July 22-24, 2016  82nd Annual Kolacky Days - Montgomery, Minnesota
Celebrates the locally famous filled pastry with a Czechoslovakian themed festival.

July 22-24, 2016  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 22-24, 2016  Catfish Derby Days - Franklin, Minnesota
City festival with fishing contest, pageant, street dances, chess, sports tournaments, parade, food and beverage vendors.

July 25-31, 2016  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 28-30, 2016  Cass Lake Summer 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 29-30, 2016  Muskie Days Music Festival - Nevis, Minnesota
Celebration includes kids' activities, flea market, parade, scavenger hunt, carnival games, beer garden and street dance.

July 30, 2016  Butter Making Day - Preston, Minnesota
Historic Forestville in Preston.  Butter has been used for more than 4,000 years. For many years, butter was only produced in the home. During the 19th century, many farm wives supplemented farm income by selling butter. They churned every day or so, or whenever enough cream had accumulated. Step back into 1899 and observe costumed guides as they complete the weekly task of butter churning. Nineteenth-century traditional techniques of churning will be showcased with opportunities for hands on participation.


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: )


2014 MINNESOTA - JULY 2014
Food Shows and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events

events waiting for new dates

July 25-27, 2014  Blueberry Festival - Lake George, Minnesota
A three day festival that is focused on blueberries--a blueberry pancake breakfast, blueberry ball, and blueberry square dance.




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