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2024 MINNESOTA - JULY 2024
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JULY 4, 2024 - 4TH OF JULY
There are so many events on this day that they are too numerous to list.

July 6-7, 2024
Taste of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Downtown Minneapolis, 11am to 8pm.  This two-day smorgasbord of food and fun celebrates everything we love about Minnesota: great music, fabulous food, outdoor family fun, a few surprises and really great people-watching!

July 10-14, 2024  Winona County Fair - St. Charles, Minnesota
The Winona County Fair will include 4-H/FFA shows and exhibits, livestock shows and sale, open class dairy cattle show, music, miniature horse show, children's rides, demonstrations, square dancing, bingo, antique tractor parade, flat track motorcycle racing, truck and tractor pull, pedal pull, trailer races, horseshoes tournament, lego building contest, open class talent show, commercial exhibits, beverage tent, food, and more.

July 11, 2024  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 11-14, 2024  Big Stone County Fair - Clinton, Minnesota
Carnival rides, 4-H exhibits, car derby, horse show, 4-H rodeo, vendors (food & businesses), livestock auction and more.

July 12-13, 2024  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 12-14, 2024  75th 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 13-14, 2024 - Food Truck Festival - St. Paul, Minnesota
One of the Twin Cities most popular & delicious free events–The St. Paul Food Truck Festival– will invade Union Depot.  Free Event!  Food. Beer. Live Music. 11-7 PM.

July 13-14, 2024  14th 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.

July 13-14, 2024  29th Annual Raspberries & Wine Festival
Chisago City, Minnesota
Celebrate summer at Winehaven with hourly vineyard tours, complimentary wine tasting and lunch at the vineyard.  We will also be releasing our new batch of Raspberry Wine!

July 16-17, 2024  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, 2024  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 17-21, 2024  90th 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 19-20, 2024  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 19-21, 2024  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 22-28, 2024  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 26-28, 2024  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, 2024  90th Annual Kolacky Days - Montgomery, Minnesota
Celebrates the locally famous filled pastry with a Czechoslovakian themed festival.

July 26-28, 2024  Catfish Derby Days - Franklin, Minnesota
City festival with fishing contest, pageant, street dances, chess, sports tournaments, parade, food and beverage vendors.

July 27, 2024  All Pints North Summer Brew Fest - Duluth, Minnesota
We are thrilled to announce All Pints North is coming back to Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth! Join us on the beautiful shores of Lake Superior for an afternoon of great beer, sights, and community!

2023 MINNESOTA - JULY 2023
Food Shows and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events
events waiting for new dates

July 7-9, 2023  Hopped Up Caribou Brewfest - 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.

July 20-August 31, 2023  Mississippi Sippin' - Winona, Minnesota
Thursdays. Savor The Tastes And Sip The Terroir Of The Driftless.  Relax outdoors along the Minnesota Marine Art Museum's Riverwalk, Thursdays this summer at  Mississippi Sippin. A perennial summer favorite, this evening presents a casual opportunity to explore how many art forms can be inspired by water. Enjoy a curated selection of spirited and non-spirited beverages, and small plates outside along the Mississippi River. Then, venture into the galleries (open late until 8pm) to see how exhibiting artists are using water as inspiration for their work.

July 25-27, 2023 - North Star Ag Expo - Medford, Minnesota
The North Star Ag Expo is sure to be full of opportunities for any ag related company or consumer.  We're searching for the highest quality agricultural industry representatives and service providers to be part of the North Star Ag Expo.

2021 MINNESOTA - JULY 2021
Food Shows and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events
events waiting for new dates

July 24, 2021  Bacon and Beer Classic: Twin Cities
St. Paul, Minnesota
COLUMBIA Golf Course.  Bacon & Beer is BACK! With a few tasty tweaks, some updated safety measures, and a brand new venue, we’re rolling into 2021 with our heads high and our (beer) glasses full. With no actual golfing involved, we’re converting these incredible courses into a bacon & beer, outdoor oasis. Follow along the 9-hole tasting trail, as you sample larger, gourmet portions from local chefs and choose from over 40+ craft beers!



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 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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