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

Thu, Aug 15th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro 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.

For more information on specific food vendors and activities, please go to www.taste.rootrivertrail.org.

Taste of the Trail is sponsored by Root River Trail Towns, an association of communities situated on the Root River Trail System, working together for the promotion and betterment of the trail.

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