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September 12-13, 2014
5th Annual King Turkey Day Festival
Worthington, Minnesota
Where else can you find race teams herding their star "athletes" (wild racing turkeys) down main street? The Great Gobbler Gallop is part of Worthington, Minnesota's very own King Turkey Day festival.

September 27, 2014  Annual Autumn Brew Review - Minneapolis, Minnesota
This annual outdoor fall festival is one of the biggest beer festivals in the state, with 100+ breweries from all over the U.S. entertaining and educating 3,000 attendees on the great craft beer brewed in this state and beyond. ABR also has live music and food trucks to enhance the lively atmosphere brought by attendees at this Minneapolis favorite.


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September 6-8, 2013  67th Annual Kellogg Watermelon Festival - Kellogg, Minnesota
This festival takes place along the Mississippi River and has a vintage tractor ride, soap box derby, chicken-que, music and parade. Always a good time! 
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September 7-8, 2013  12th Annual Grape Stomp Festival - Stillwater, Minnesota
Saint Croix Vineyars.  Come stomp grapes the old fashioned way! Free Tours 12, 2, 4pm Grape Stomp Competitions 1, 3, 5pm Live Music 12 – 5pm each day.

September 7-11, 2013  67th Annual National Barrow Show - Austin, Minnesota
The annual National Barrow Show is the World Series of Swine Shows. America's premier purebred hog show brings exhibitors and buyers from around the world.

September 12-15, 2013  Unplugged: The Northern Harvest - Grand Marais, Minn
Enjoy a weekend of Autumn colors & celebration filled with music, food, traditional fish boil, and viewing traditional craft workmanship by guest artisans. North House Folk School promotes learning & preserving knowledge, skills, & crafts of the past & present.

September 13, 2013  Pickwick Mill Day - Pickwick, Minnesota
An annual celebration of the history of Pickwick and the 120-year-old flour mill which is on the state historic register.

September 13-15, 2013  Grape Stomp & Fall Festival - Alexandria, Minnesota
Carlos Creek Winery.  Come join us for a weekend filled with wine, food, stomping & shopping! This festival has it all: live music all day for all three days, grape stomping, amatuer wine making contest, over 150 vendors, a man cave with Summit beer and much, much more!

September 14-15, 2013  Minnesota Cheese Festival - St. Paul, Minnesota
Join cheesemakers and artisan foods producers from Minnesota, Wisconsin and beyond for a 3-hour Session filled with delectable goods. International Bazaar, State Fair Grounds

September 14-15, 2013  Wine, Chocolate & Romance - Shakopee, Minnesota
Minnesota Renaissance Festival.  Indulge your sweet tooth this weekend at our Chocolate and Wine festival featuring local chocolatiers and wineries! Participate in one of our many ‘sweet’ events held all weekend including a chocolate pie eating contest and FREE wine tastings.

September 19-22, 2013  65th Annual Applefest - La Crescent, Minnesota
The Applefest weekend includes activities such as a Kiddie Parade, Carnival, Apple Pie Stand, President's Reception and Queen Coronation, Pancake Breakfast, King Apple Parade, Craft Show, entertainment in the King Apple (Beer) Tent and the Johnny Appleseed (Family) Tent. Applefest is always held on the 3rd full weekend in September.


September 21, 2013  Annual Wild Rice Festival - Roseville, Minnesota
A celebration of wild rice, the Minnesota fall season and Native American culture!  Wild rice sausages, wild rice soup, fry bread, and more. Traditional wild rice harvesting demonstrations.  Native American dance group and story-telling. Children’s games and activities.  Hands-on apple cider pressing. Silent auction, to raise funds to support the Nature Center. And much more!  As usual, there is no admission charge. This will be a Zero Waste event thanks to the City of Roseville and Eureka Recycling.

September 21, 2013  Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! - Willmar, Minnesota
The outdoor festival is presented each fall by the Willmar Arts Council. The tradition continues with artist demonstrations, children's tent activities, a juried art exhibition and art sale, food court, free coffee, and continuous entertainment from the outdoor stage.

September 21, 2013  Fall Festival and Smokin' Hot BBQ Contest!
Nisswa, Minnesota
Join us for Nisswa Fall Festival and Smokin' Hot BBQ Contest!  Lots of family fun all day long - crafters and market space, kids games, live music, great eats, beer garden, bbq contest, street dance and much more! Want to participate in the BBQ contest, or be a crafter or market space vendor?  We want you to join us! 

September 21-Oct 27, 2013  24th Annual Nelson Farm Pumpkin Patch Festival
Litchfield, Minnesota
Weekends.  Pumpkin Painting Contest, Scarecrow Contest, Corn Field Maze, Pumpkin Chucker, view the fall colors, see farm animals, and don't forget to pick out and decorate your own pumpkin!

September 28, 2013  CulturFest - Owatonna, Minnesota
The 4th Saturday in September each year CulturFest unites music and dance talents, ethnic foods, authentic merchandise and activities for all ages to enrich its visitors with a Multi-Cultural experience.

September 28, 2013  7th Annual Fall Chili Fest - Princeton, Minnesota
Chili and salsa contests, a craft fair, kids' carnival rides and games, a sidewalk chalk art contest, scarecrow contest, food vendors, a D.J. and Jaycees Beer Garden.



events still waiting for new dates

September 21-22, 2012  Festa Italiana Minnesota - St. Paul, Minnesota
Festa Italiana MN Postponed Until 2014. Festa Italiana of Minnesota announced that its annual festival has been postponed until 2014. The organization will instead host several smaller events culminating in a three day Festa to be held next summer, according to John Andreozzi, board president.  “Upcoming events will continue to offer ‘a taste of Festa,’ and the next one is on October 11.”

September 27, 2012  13th Annual Winemaker’s Dinner - Minneapolis, Minnesota
Benefiting Children’s Home Society and Family Services, the evening will include a four-course dinner paired with exceptional wines, and a fabulous auction and raffle.

September 28-29, 2012  MBWA Fall Conference - Duluth, Minnesota
Minnesota Beer Wholesalers Association

September 30, 2012  Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation - Minneapolis, Minnesota
Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation is the nation's premier culinary benefit, featuring top chefs and mixologists -- all of whom are coming together to donate their time, talent and passion to end childhood hunger in America.


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September 14, 2010  RCA District Dietetic Association - Roseville, Minnesota
2nd Annual RCA North Central Region & MN Twin Cities District Dietetic Association.



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