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Autumn Tractor Ride


Fri, Aug 23rd, 2013
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

Take a two-day autumn Tractor Ride through beautiful Bluff Country. The ride will be held on Saturday, September 14 and Sunday, September 15. The round-about ride will start and end each day at the Fillmore County Fairgrounds, Preston, Minn.

The ride will start on Saturday morning with registration at 9:30 a.m. at the O’Hara Schoolhouse, at the fairgrounds with the ride beginning at 10 a.m. Travel on Saturday will be from Preston through Fountain, Minn. to a lunch stop in Chatfield, Minn.; to an afternoon break in Wykoff, Minn.; and afternoon return to Preston.

Saturday evening will feature a dinner at the fairgrounds followed by a dance to the music of “Lost Faculties.”

The Sunday ride will kick off with breakfast at the fairgrounds and the ride leaving at 9 a.m. The travel will be through Canton, Minn. with a lunch stop in Lenora, Minn.; afternoon break in Lanesboro, Minn.; and mid-afternoon return to Preston.

Cost of registration for the tractor ride is $75 which includes four meals and a T-shirt. The Saturday evening meal and Sunday morning breakfast are also open to the public.

The two-day tractor ride is sponsored by the Preston Historical Society with help from the Fillmore County Ag Society (Fair Board). The Fair Board will be sponsoring the Saturday evening dance.

For more information and registration forms for the Tractor Ride, call 507.765.2453.

Deer Antler Scoring Demonstration

Fri, Aug 16th, 2013
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

7 p.m. Saturday, August 24 Houston Nature Center Have you shot a nice buck but don’t know how it compares to the record books? Join official measurer Craig Pierce from Lewiston, Minn. to see how a rack is properly scored. This program is a demo ..... 
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Star Party August 17

Fri, Aug 9th, 2013
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

A good look at the night sky above you can be a humbling yet exciting experience when you realize just how much more is out there beyond our own little planet. Join the good folks of the La Crosse Area Astronomical Society with their BIG telescopes ..... 
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Spin Fishing for Trout with John Eggers - “The Spin Doctor”

Fri, Aug 9th, 2013
Posted in Preston The Great Outdoors

Join us at the National Trout Center on Saturday, August 17 for a free spin fishing workshop with fishing guide & maker of the “Bow Spinner”, John Eggers, also known as “The Spin Doctor”. Eggers has been featured on Dave Carlson’s Sunday m ..... 
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Falconry Program August 10

Fri, Aug 2nd, 2013
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

Falconry...the taking of wild quarry with a trained raptor. That is the definition of the Sport of Kings, but you don’t have to be a king to practice it. Have you ever been curious about falconry? Do you enjoy watching raptors such as hawks, f ..... 
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Bike Trail Update

Tue, Jul 30th, 2013
Posted in Whalan The Great Outdoors

Here is the latest Trail Report: The contractor has two more expansion joints to install on the first bridge west of Whalan and one on the confluence bridge. He is doing the confluence bridge today, July 26, and the bridge near Whalan on Monday, Ju ..... 
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Visit the HOUSTON Overlook Sign

Tue, Jul 23rd, 2013
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

Saturday, July 27, 7:00 PM Meet at the Houston Nature Center Ever want to go up to see the huge stone “HOUSTON” sign on the hill north of Houston but didn’t know who to call or how to get there? Here’s your chance! All landowners and r ..... 
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Attention Veterans, Widows and Widowers of Veterans:

Fri, Jul 5th, 2013
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

If your home sustained damage from the flooding events over the weekend of June 21, you may be able to get some assistance from the Minnesota Department of Veteran Affairs.  Some of the items that you may be able to be reimbursed back for are: ..... 
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Injured Raptor Training July 13

Fri, Jul 5th, 2013
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

What should you do if you find an injured hawk, eagle, or owl? The Houston Nature Center serves as a collection and transportation hub for the sick and injured raptors of this area since the nearest wildlife rehabilitators are in the Twin Cities. ..... 
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