2013 Minnesota - JUNE 2013
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events
(See also: 2012 - 2011 - 2010)
May 31-June 1, 2013 Smokin' In Steele BBQ & Blues Festival - Owatonna, MN
May 31-June 2, 2013 29th Buffalo Days - Luverne, Minn
June 1, 2013 Rhubarb Festival - Lanesboro, Minn
Celebrate Rhubarb, Minnesota's sweet-tart favorite. Free tasting of rhubarb delights, Rhubarb Olympics for all ages, Rhubarb Rant Speaker's Corner and rhubarb growing contest. The Rhubarb Sisters will entertain you with song and also singing this year will be the Rutabaga Brothers.
June 1, 2013 Stearns County Breakfast on the Farm - Albany, Minnesota
A hands-on, educational event designed to help people of all ages learn more about the farms and farm families that produce our food. Breakfast on the Farm is held at a working dairy farm, giving visitors an opportunity to see firsthand where milk comes from. But the Breakfast is about more than dairy farms. Stearns County's other agricultural industries – beef, swine, sheep, goats, poultry, and crops – are showcased at the Breakfast through exhibits and activities, including a farm animal petting zoo and farm tour.
June 1-2, 2013 June Bloom Wine Event - Winona, Minnesota
This special event presents ample opportunities to sample fine food and wine, from Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa. Each winery on the Great River Road Wine Trail will feature their award winning wines and ciders paired with an array of local foods designed with gourmet flair. In addition to local foods, some wineries will also feature live music by local talent.
June 7-9, 2013 Pine Island Cheese Festival - Pine Island, Minnesota
Antique Tractor Show, Parades, Cheese Ball Contest, Mud Bog, Wine & Cheese Tasting, Street Dance, Midway, Car Show, Pie Stand. In July of 1911 a group of small dairies cooperated to build a Prize Winning World Record 6,000 lb. Cheese on a railroad flatcar. The Pine Island Cheese Festival started in September 1936, and was held annually through 1940 when World War II interrupted. When the festival was reborn in 1949, it was switched to a weekend in June. Since then, the cheese festival has been the opening festival of the summer in southeastern Minnesota.
June 8, 2013 Wild Edibles 2013 - Grand Rapids, Minnesota
Learn what common plants growing in northern Minnesota forests are edible and how to harvest and prepare them. Nature hike and demonstration cooking. Sponsored by Forest History Center.
June 8, 2013 Bread and Butter Day - Preston, Minnesota
Historic Forestville in Preston. Costumed staff will use traditional techniques, hands-on demonstration and audience participation to engage visitors in the once important weekly task of bread and butter making. Tasty freshly baked samples will be available.
June 10, 2013 Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation Minneapolis HOTlist
Honorary Chef Chair Tim McKee invites you to the Guthrie Theater on June 10 to sample the Twin Cities' hottest food and drink trends at the Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation Minneapolis HOTlist: chefs will offer portions of their very best dishes for you to taste, and bartenders will shake up unique cocktails and pour fine wine and beer for your enjoyment. Whose cuisine will reign supreme? Cast your vote for your favorite dish of the night to decide.
June 12-15, 2013 Farmington Dew Days - Farmington, Minnesota
Art Fair and Business Expo; Flavors of Farmington; Beer, Brats & Bingo; Rib Cookoff; Pie Eating Contest; Pizza Eating Contest; Parade; Food Vendors; Kids Fishing Contest and much more.
June 13-16, 2013 Tater Daze - Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Tater Daze is a unique festival where residents pay homage to the humble potato. Early settlers discovered that potatoes flourished in the flat, sandy soil of the area. Through the Great Depression, drought and urbanization, Brooklyn Park has shown its strength as a community willing to work together and make our city a welcoming place for everyone.
June 13-17, 2013 Cottage Grove Strawberry Fest - Cottage Grove, Minnesota
Held at Kingston Park, the family focused event offers something for everyone--wonderful food, fantastic bands, a parade, a carnival and much, much more! Attendance: 15,000+.
June 15, 2013 Annual Chocolate, Shakespeare & Champagne - Winona, Minnesota
Decadent desserts and champagne will be served at what has become the kick-off to the Shakespeare Festival and the summer social and arts season. This event is a wonderful way to get to know the actors and crew of the Festival, get a sneak peek at scenes from the plays this season, catch-up with old friends, and spend time in stunning surroundings.
June 15, 2013 St. Paul Summer Beer Fest - St. Paul, Minnesota
Dedicated to craft beers, this 5th annual outdoor festival will feature sampling from 100 breweries in a commemorative tasting glass, live music, food, educational seminars, a silent auction benefiting the YMCA of St. Paul, and the fun atmosphere of MN State Fairgrounds.
June 21-Aug 16, 2013 Pine River Duck Races - Pine River, Minnesota
The Pine River Duck Races are held each Friday, June 21 through August 16, 2013 at the Pine River Dam in downtown Pine River.
June 24-26, 2013 HFTP Club and Hotel Controllers Conference
Hospitality Financial & Technology Professionals. Co-located with HITEC. Join hospitality controllers and industry experts for two full days of club and hotel specific education, designed to help you solve professional challenges and maximize the potential of your workplace.
June 24-27, 2013 HITEC 2013 - Minneapolis, Minnesota
The World's Largest Hospitality Technology Show. HITEC is a service of Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP)
June 28-29, 2013 36th Annual Scandinavian Hjemkomst Festival & 6th Annual Viking Festivals
The Scandinavian Hjemkomst Festival is a celebration of Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish and Danish Cultures. Visitors will have the chance to walk through the Hjemkomst Center discovering foods from all of the Scandinavian countries; sampling everything from lefse to pickled herring.
June 28-30, 2013 Henderson Sauerkraut Days - Henderson, Minnesota
Taste of Kraut recipe contest, Minnesota Brewery beer tasting, bingo, card and bean bag tournaments, music by local talent, trivia, a raffle, as well as plenty of brats and kraut.
June 29, 2013 9th Annual CHUM Rhubarb Festival - Duluth, Minnesota
Celebrate all things Ruhbarb! The abundant garden fruit that sweetens so nicely is featured in more than 900 pies, plus baked goods, preserves, music, games, and kids' activities. Enter your own rhubarb in our largest stalk and leaf contest.
June 29, 2013 Winnebago Craft Beer Festival - Winnebago, Minnesota
A festival dedicated to the enjoyment of craft beer with over 50 different beers from some great craft breweries available for sampling, food vendors, and live entertainment. Proceeds will benefit Lions Club projects in Winnebago.