2013 MINNESOTA - SEPTEMBER 2013
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events
events still waiting for new dates
September 6-8, 2013 67th Annual Kellogg Watermelon Festival
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! (also: http://travelinf5.wix.com/watermelonfest )
September 7-8, 2013 12th Annual Grape Stomp Festival
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
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, Minn
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, Minn
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, Minn.
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!
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!
Sept 21-Oct 27, 2013 24th Annual Nelson Farm Pumpkin Patch Festival
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.