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Taste of the Trail - 2013 on the Root River Trail System

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

Taste of the Trail is similar to many “Taste of…events in many towns all over the Midwest. On three Saturdays in September, during this annual trail wide event, you can experience the abundance of food and activities in southeastern Minnesota. Each town along the trail will feature its own growers, producers, restauranteurs and artisans, offering samples of their products and goods, as well as, entertainment and fun.

The “Tastes…” begin on Saturday, September 7 in Rushford, Rushford Village, Houston. Houston’s events will culminate in a dedication of the new children’s playground at the Houston Nature Center and Trailhead. Many Rushford and Rushford Village businesses, event registration, and end of day drawings will be at the Historic Depot Trailhead in Rushford. Other sampling will take place at participating businesses and, starting at 4 p.m. is the Rushford Area Chamber Expo Culinaria for which tickets are available through the Chamber website (

For more information about Saturday, September 7, 2013, contact any of the following Trail Towns Committee Members, Rushford, Houston, and Rushford Village:

• Marie Botcher, (507-864-2378)

•Jen Evenson, (507-459-7341)

•Joyce Iverson, (507-421-1885)

Taste of the Trail events are scheduled the next two Saturdays as follows - the hours each Saturday are 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.:

•September 14: Lanesboro, Whalan, Peterson

•September 21: Preston, Harmony, Fountain

Trail enthusiasts will find a diverse variety of delightful, palate-pleasing Scandinavian and other tastes. Local talent and entertainers will top off your good time in the Trail Towns.

Go to for more information on specific food vendors and activities. Taste of the Trail is sponsored by Root River Trail Towns, an association of communities located on the Root River Trail System, working together for the promotion and betterment of the trail.

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