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Savor “Taste of the Trail” in Whalan, Peterson & Lanesboro on September 14


Thu, Aug 15th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Arts & Culture

On three Saturdays in September, the Root River Trail System will feature local food, artisans, entertainment, culture, and fun during an annual trail wide event, Taste of the Trail.

On September 14, the towns of Peterson, Minn., Whalan, Minn., and Lanesboro, Minn. are teaming together to show off their abundance of food, beverages and entertainment in Southeast Minnesota between 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Each town will include its own growers, producers and restaurateurs, offering complimentary samples of their products. Live entertainment will be offered at all three towns.

Taste the wildlife and farm life of the Peterson Valley as well as fall flavors. The Peterson campground park will feature FFA & 4-H animals along with Cody the Buffalo. Watch sheep shearing or purchase products made from llamas and buffalo. Head downtown in an Amish Buggy for sweet corn, Chiggy’s fall beers, Fillmore County Cattlemen’s hamburgers, Burdey’s delights, Geneva’s ice creams, smoked meats by Biggen’s BBQ while listening to Highway 30 sing Country. Much more will be happening, but don’t let your children miss the three short plays by Theatre for the Thirsty sponsored by Thrivent Financial beginning at 2 p.m. back in the park!

Whalan will be featuring many Norwegian treats such as Lefse prepared over a wood burning stove, Rommegrot, Sweet Sup and for the true Norwegian Blood Klob. Also available for tasting will be world famous pies from our own Aroma Pie Shop and some other fine ethnic foods. You will have an opportunity to purchase some locally grown or made products. Children’s activities will be provided. Brats, hot dogs and beverages will be available for purchase. Don’t forget to visit the newly remodeled Whalan Museum.

Continue the celebration in Lanesboro as restaurants and growers offer samples along the Root River Bike Trailhead at the Lanesboro Visitor Center Depot, 100 Milwaukee Road. Join the jam and enjoy the jazzy swing music by the CBB Jazz Combo. Round out your day by experiencing an1860’s vintage Baseball Game at Lanesboro’s Softball Field at 4 p,m., free. The Quicksteps and the Excelsiors will face off using historic rules and uniforms! Music at the game is provided by the Chatfield Brass Band. Dine, enjoy live theatre at the Commonweal or a Movie in the Park, outdoor black and white movies, in Sylvan Park at dusk.

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Peterson hosts summer jam series

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, May 17th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Arts & Culture

By Kirsten Zoellner Utilizing the refurbished bandstand that sits in the heart of the town, Peterson will be hosting an eight series musical jam. Held every other Friday, during the fish fry, the series hosts a wide range of local musicians. Memori ..... 
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Peterson native Abby Stocker wins Phillip Christopher Schrun Prize

Fri, Apr 5th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Arts & Culture

SAINT PAUL, MN - Abby Stocker, of Peterson, Minn., was one of five students representing Bethel University at the recent “Making Literature” conference at Taylor University, in Upland, Ind. Stocker won the Phillip Christopher Schrun Prize for Li ..... 
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Auditions are scheduled for Prairie Fire Children’s Theatres

Fri, Sep 28th, 2012
Posted in Peterson Arts & Culture

Rushford-Peterson School Auditions for Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre’s original musical production of Alladin and His Magic Lamp will be held at 3:05 PM on Monday, October 14 at the R-P High School Theater in Rushford. Up to 81 young people ..... 
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Gammel Dag highlights its Norwegian heritage

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Jun 11th, 2012
Posted in Peterson Arts & Culture

Just as in the “Good Old Days,” this weekend’s Gammel Dag festival in Peterson will bring revisit countless forms of Scandinavian heritage, including arts, dance, and games through modern interpretation. The Vesterheim Museum, of Decorah, Io ..... 
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