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Buffalo Bill Days - A Rootin’ Tootin’ Good Time!


By Sara Pecinovsky

Fri, Jul 26th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

By Sara Pecinovsky

Well folks, get those cowboy boots out of the closet and saddle up because this weekend is Buffalo Bill Days in Lanesboro, Minn., starting on August 1-3! According to the committee that organized this western-themed celebration, the community has been celebrating this annually for 28 years. How did it all begin, you may ask? For starters, it used to be a fundraiser for the “Swim and Race” program. Still to this day, many groups in the community take this time as an opportunity to fundraise (such as working shifts at the Beer and Brat tent or various Kids Games). At the time the celebration was referred to as “Good ‘Ole Days” but, interestingly enough, Lanesboro changed the name of the celebration to “Buffalo Bill Days” because Buffalo Bill Cody began the “Wild West Show” in Lanesboro!

The committee informed that there will be many fun things to do this weekend. “There is something to do for the WHOLE family!” The Sylvan Park will be hosting Kids Games on Saturday and Sunday. Some of the main attractions are the Fireworks and the Grand Parade that a person of any age will enjoy. Fireworks start at 9:45 p.m. on Saturday (if it rains, it will be at the same time on Sunday) and the Grand Parade is Sunday at 1:30 p.m. If dancing and listening to live groups is more your scene, you can head into town for the Fireman’s Street Dance, which will feature the band “Trouble Shooter” on Friday night starting at 8 p.m., located at the Fire Hall. Another band will be performing at the parking lot of the Community Center called “Next 2 Nothing” on Saturday night at 8:00 p.m. Sylvan Park will still host the Market Place for people to buy produce, goods and treats.

A returning group this year, and a popular group to be seen, will be the Cannon Old West Society. They are “wild west” actors who will be putting on three performances: robbing the bank on Saturday at 10 a.m., a High Noon shoot-out and at 2 p.m. will be a showdown between good guys and bad guys at the Beer and Brat tent. The committee mentioned there will be three sport tournaments during the weekend. Softball will start on Friday night at 7 p.m., Saturday morning volleyball and bean bags will be hosted at the Fire Hall. People can sign up at 11 a.m. for the bean bag tournament, which will start at noon.

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Fly-in Breakfast

Fri, Jul 26th, 2013
Posted in All Arts & Culture

An aerial view of Rushford Municipal Airport shows many of the 47 planes that arrived for the annual Fly-in Breakfast held on Saturday, July 20 during the 2013 Rushford Days.

Independent Silver Band performs as finale to Chatfield’s summer concert series

Fri, Jul 26th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Arts & Culture

The Independent Silver Band, from Mt. Vernon, Ill., will be making a stop in Chatfield, Minn. to perform on Thursday, August 1 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be at the Chatfield City Park band shell. The band is enroute to Northfield, Minn. to perfo ..... 
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ExpoCulinaira plans cooking for food and entertainment appetites

Fri, Jul 26th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Village Arts & Culture

By Team ExpoCulinaria On the heels of a 2012 sell-out, celebrated success and the rave reviews of participants and patrons, ExpoCulinaria—An Experience of Taste, will for its third year fill the streets of downtown Rushford, Minn. on Saturday eve ..... 
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ExpoCulinaira plans cooking for food and entertainment appetites

Fri, Jul 26th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Arts & Culture

By Team ExpoCulinaria On the heels of a 2012 sell-out, celebrated success and the rave reviews of participants and patrons, ExpoCulinaria—An Experience of Taste, will for its third year fill the streets of downtown Rushford, Minn. on Saturday eve ..... 
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The May North, and author Greg Brick will be guests on "Lanesboro Live!"

Tue, Jul 23rd, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, Minn. – The band The May North will take the stage at the St. Mane Theatre at the upcoming “Lanesboro Live! Conversation, Comedy & Cool Jams . . .” show on Sunday, August 4 at 7 p.m. Host Damon Prestemon will also talk with writer G ..... 
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Wykoff Fall Fest to Hold Talent Show

Fri, Jul 19th, 2013
Posted in Wykoff Arts & Culture

The Wykoff Fall Fest Committee invites area residents to register for the Fall Fest Talent Show to be held on the evenings of Friday, September 27 and Saturday, September 28, during the 2013 Fall Fest celebration. The show is not a contest; all act ..... 
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Lanesboro Arts Center one of 59 projects selected nationwide

Fri, Jul 19th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. -- The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced 59 Our Town grant awards totaling $4.725 million and reaching 34 states in the Our Town program’s third year of funding. Lanesboro Arts Center (LAC) is one of those grantees ..... 
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Nauvoo

Fri, Jul 12th, 2013
Posted in Wykoff Arts & Culture

In his solo performance “Nauvoo,” Seth Bockley portrays two Utopian visionaries who led ambitious projects in the same small Illinois town on the banks of the Mississippi. Using stones, furniture and a physical performance style, Bockley portra ..... 
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