Calendar of Events
 
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Tue - Nov 29 -- Wed - Mar 01
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  Houston: Live Owl Programs at the International Owl Center
Live owl programs feature a live owl flight and are an exciting way to learn about the environment. There are two live owls programs every Friday-Monday. One begins at 11:00am and the other at 2:00pm. Adults: $5, Children: 4-17 $3, Members and children under 3: free
Fri - Feb 03 -- Mon - Feb 06
10:00 AM - 4:00 AM
  Houston: Live Owl Programs at the International Owl Center
Live owl programs feature a live owl flight and are an exciting way to learn about the environment. There are two live owls programs every Friday-Monday. One begins at 11:00am and the other at 2:00pm. Adults: $5, Children: 4-17 $3, Members and children under 3: free.
Sat - Feb 04 -- Sun - Feb 05
  Houston Area Cancer Support Annual Auction & Pancake Breakfast
Location: Houston Community Center Auction/Dinner: Saturday, February 4, 5:00pm to 7:30pm Pancake Breakfast: Sunday, February 5, 8:00am to 12:00pm
Sat - Feb 04
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  Candle Light Ski in Whalan
Annual Candle Light Ski on the Root River Trail.Enjoy a soup and sandwich meal while visiting with friends in the Whalan Village Hall.Enjoy the warmth of a bonfire at both ends of the mile and a half round trip on skis or just walk the route. skis available to rent at Cedar Valley Resort. a ski pass is required.
Fri - Feb 10 -- Mon - Feb 13
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  Houston: Live Owl Programs at the International Owl Center
Live owl programs feature a live owl flight and are an exciting way to learn about the environment. There are two live owls programs every Friday-Monday. One begins at 11:00am and the other at 2:00pm. Adults: $5, Children: 4-17 $3, Members and children under 3: free.
Fri - Feb 17 -- Mon - Feb 20
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  Houston: Live Owl Programs at the International Owl Center
Live owl programs feature a live owl flight and are an exciting way to learn about the environment. There are two live owls programs every Friday-Monday. One begins at 11:00am and the other at 2:00pm. Adults: $5, Children: 4-17 $3, Members and children under 3: free.
Fri - Feb 24 -- Mon - Feb 27
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  Houston: Live Owl Programs at the International Owl Center
Live owl programs feature a live owl flight and are an exciting way to learn about the environment. There are two live owls programs every Friday-Monday. One begins at 11:00am and the other at 2:00pm. Adults: $5, Children: 4-17 $3, Members and children under 3: free.
Fri - Mar 03 -- Mon - Mar 06
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  International Festival of Owls
Immerse yourself in owls at the only annual, full-weekend, all-owl festival in North America. Highlights include seven species of live owls (including a Snowy Owl and a flying Barn Owl), owl prowls to call in wild owls, a birding and natural history bus trip, and learn from owl experts from around the world. Families can build an owl nest box, dissect an owl pellet, make a variety of owl crafts, buy owl merchandise, enjoy owl art and photography, and have a hoot eating owl-themed food. The whole city of Houston gets involved!
Sun - Apr 02
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  Pancake Breakfast
Pancake Breakfast Sunday April 2nd, 2017. 8:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Whalan City Hall, Whalan, MN.$8.00 for Adults $5.00 Children 6-10 yrs. Free 5 and younger. Pancakes,Scrambled Eggs, Sausages, Sweet Rolls, Coffee, Milk, Orange Juice.
Sat - Apr 22
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  Lipmasters Fishing Tournament
Annual rough fish tournament, headquartered in Rushford, MN. Fish the Root River and win prizes! Registration begins at 11:00 a.m. at Nordic Lanes for the annual Lipmasters Fishing Tournament. The tournament starts at 12 noon and weigh-in is at 5:00 p.m. There is also a kids’ category. Contact Nordic Lanes for details at 507.864.7799.
Sat - Apr 22
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  SE MN Bluegrass Association's (SEMBA) Catfish/Chicken Fry
$9.00 meal includes Catfish (original or Cajon) OR Broasted Chicken, with potato, vegetable, cole slaw, roll, coffe or milk Live Bluegrass Music during dinner hours Support the Southeast MN Bluegrass Association!
Fri - Apr 28 -- Sun - Apr 30
  Bluff Country Studio Art Tour
Don't miss this art tour through beautiful bluff country. Make one of the Root River Trail Towns your home-base stay while you travel throughout the area! Visit bluffcountrystudioarttour.org for all the details.
Sat - Apr 29
  Houston: City-Wide Garage Sale
Fri - May 12 -- Sat - May 13
  Rushford Peterson Valley's Citywide Garage Sales
Garage sales throughout the Rushford Peterson Valley. Contact the Tri-County Record by May 1 at 507-864-7700 if you would like to have your garage sale on the published list and map for the area. The map and list will be published in the Tri-County Record, which can be purchased at several area stores, including Pam's Corner, Kwik Trip, Rushford Foods, and Sterling Drug. Garage Sales typically run 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. both Friday and Saturday
Fri - May 19 -- Sun - May 21
  SE MN Bluegrass Association’s (SEMBA) May Festival
SEMBA’s Annual May Festival at Cushon’s Peak Campground--between Rushford and Houston, Minnesota (18696 State Hwy 16). Bands on Friday, Saturday and Sunday — come for a day or all three days! Reserve a campsite by calling Cushon’s Peak Campground at 507-896-7325 or stay at a local motel, inn or B&B. Visit SEMBA's website for band details: www.semba.tv
Fri - May 19 -- Sun - May 21
  Houston: SEMBA Bluegrass Festival
Event Calendar: www.semba.tv
Fri - May 19 -- Sun - May 21
  Preston Trout Days
Held annually the 3rd weekend in May. Adult and kid's fishing contests, care show, grand parade, family fun activities, tractor pull, street dance, golf tournament, and more. Discover more at www.troutdays.com
Sat - May 20
  Houston: Root River Triathlon
Triathlon Details: rootrivertriathlon.weebly.com
Sat - May 20
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  Whalan Stand Still Parade
It's a parade like you have never seen before! The parade stands still while the spectators walk around. Come and enjoy a day full of fun for all ages. Listen to some live music, enjoy some delicious food, including our famous Egg Mc. Whalans. Purchase some locally grown or made products from over 2 dozen vendors. Have you ever wanted to participate in a pie eating or bed race contest? This is your chance, simply sign up on the day of our parade. There will be a petting zoo and games for the children also. Be sure to mark the date on your calendar. "Whalan The Little Town That Could" www.standstillparade.org
Mon - May 22
  Memorial Day
Sat - May 27
  Historic Forestville, They Built This Town
Sun - May 28
  Houston: Walk Around the Ranch Day
Location: Buffalo Gal Ranch
Sat - Jun 03
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  Rhubarb Festival - Lanesboro
Sylvan Park
Wed - Jun 07
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  Rushford Peterson Valley Farmers Market
Visit vendors from the area at this farmers market featuring baked goods; fresh produce (seasonal); canned jams, jellies, salsa and more; handmade crafts; local pork and beef, and more! Every Wednesday from June to mid-October at the Rushford Historic Depot Park from 4:00-6:30 p.m.
Sat - Jun 10
  Historic Forestville, Bread Making Day
Wed - Jun 14
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  Rushford Peterson Valley Farmers Market
Visit vendors from the area at this farmers market featuring baked goods; fresh produce (seasonal); canned jams, jellies, salsa and more; handmade crafts; local pork and beef, and more! Every Wednesday from June to mid-October at the Rushford Historic Depot Park from 4:00-6:30 p.m.
Sat - Jun 17
10:00 AM
  Gammel Dag Fest
Peterson's Scandinavian Summer Celebration and Good Old Days' Activities. Visit www.petersonmn.org for a complete schedule of Gammel Dag activities. Grand Parade at 1 p.m.
Wed - Jun 21
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  Rushford Peterson Valley Farmers Market
Visit vendors from the area at this farmers market featuring baked goods; fresh produce (seasonal); canned jams, jellies, salsa and more; handmade crafts; local pork and beef, and more! Every Wednesday from June to mid-October at the Rushford Historic Depot Park from 4:00-6:30 p.m.
Fri - Jun 23 -- Sat - Jun 24
  60-Mile Garage Sale of the Root River Trail Towns
Travel the towns along the Root River Trail Towns and shop garage sales as you go! Watch for the Google map posted at www.RootRiverTrail.org or the Root River Trail Towns' Facebook page for all locations. To host a garage sale in or near one of the towns, contact your closest city hall or chamber or commerce.
Sat - Jun 24
  Historic Forestville, Butter Making Day
Wed - Jun 28
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  Rushford Peterson Valley Farmers Market
Visit vendors from the area at this farmers market featuring baked goods; fresh produce (seasonal); canned jams, jellies, salsa and more; handmade crafts; local pork and beef, and more! Every Wednesday from June to mid-October at the Rushford Historic Depot Park from 4:00-6:30 p.m.
Sun - Jul 02 -- Tue - Jul 04
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  Fastpitch Softball Tournament
Come and watch some exciting action provided by some of the most talented fastpitch softball teams from the region. The 3 day tournament is sure to keep you entertained.Whalan provides the perfect picturesque setting for your 4th of July weekend. Come and enjoy the game along with some delicious food and beverages.
Tue - Jul 04
  Historic Forestville, 1899 Independence Day at Forestville
Tue - Jul 04
  Independence Day
Wed - Jul 05
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  Rushford Peterson Valley Farmers Market
Visit vendors from the area at this farmers market featuring baked goods; fresh produce (seasonal); canned jams, jellies, salsa and more; handmade crafts; local pork and beef, and more! Every Wednesday from June to mid-October at the Rushford Historic Depot Park from 4:00-6:30 p.m.
Thu - Jul 06 -- Sun - Jul 09
  Root River Bluff & Valley Bike Tour
Located in Southeastern Minnesota, this is a loop tour that begins and ends in Peterson. Meet Thursday evening, July 6, for a packet pickup party in preparation for your bicycle adventure that starts on Friday morning, July 7, through Sunday the 9th. This 3-day tour is best suited for cyclist who are comfortable riding their bicycles on bike friendly roads, with some major hills to climb, as the route meanders in and around the Root River Trail system. Riders will enjoy the local foods, history and scenery along the way. www.rootrivertrail.org
Sun - Jul 09
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  Music in the Bandstand
Bring a lawn chair and enjoy live music at the Peterson Bandstand! Schedule of Bands for 2017: July 9 - Rutabaga Brothers July 16 - Squeezebox featuring Ted Lange & Mollie B July 23 - Jake Olson and Sons July 31 - Paul Christianson
Mon - Jul 10 -- Sun - Jul 16
  Rushford Days
Rushford Festivities puts on this annual town celebration. Events begin Monday, July 10 with the Queen Pageant. Many events throughout the week. Live Music performed by Trouble Shooter on Friday, July 14 and The Dweebs on Saturday, July 15. Grand Parade on Saturday, July 15. Kiddie Parade and Family Dance on Sunday, July 16. www.RushfordDays.com for all the details.
Wed - Jul 12
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  Rushford Peterson Valley Farmers Market
Visit vendors from the area at this farmers market featuring baked goods; fresh produce (seasonal); canned jams, jellies, salsa and more; handmade crafts; local pork and beef, and more! Every Wednesday from June to mid-October at the Rushford Historic Depot Park from 4:00-6:30 p.m.
Sat - Jul 15
7:00 AM
  Rushford Days' Shoebox Run/Walk
Support Root River Community Church's Operation Christmas Child project by entering the Shoebox Run/Walk on June 15. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and the race starts at 8 a.m. This 5K run/walk is on the Root River Trail and begins at the Rushford Historic Depot. Visit www.RushfordDays.com for more details.
Sun - Jul 16
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  Music in the Bandstand
Bring a lawn chair and enjoy live music at the Peterson Bandstand! Schedule of Bands for 2017: July 9 - Rutabaga Brothers July 16 - Squeezebox featuring Ted Lange & Mollie B July 23 - Jake Olson and Sons July 31 - Paul Christianson
Tue - Jul 18 -- Sun - Jul 23
  Fillmore County Fair
Wed - Jul 19
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  Rushford Peterson Valley Farmers Market
Visit vendors from the area at this farmers market featuring baked goods; fresh produce (seasonal); canned jams, jellies, salsa and more; handmade crafts; local pork and beef, and more! Every Wednesday from June to mid-October at the Rushford Historic Depot Park from 4:00-6:30 p.m.
Sun - Jul 23
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  Music in the Bandstand
Bring a lawn chair and enjoy live music at the Peterson Bandstand! Schedule of Bands for 2017: July 9 - Rutabaga Brothers July 16 - Squeezebox featuring Ted Lange & Mollie B July 23 - Jake Olson and Sons July 31 - Paul Christianson
Wed - Jul 26
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  Rushford Peterson Valley Farmers Market
Visit vendors from the area at this farmers market featuring baked goods; fresh produce (seasonal); canned jams, jellies, salsa and more; handmade crafts; local pork and beef, and more! Every Wednesday from June to mid-October at the Rushford Historic Depot Park from 4:00-6:30 p.m.
Sun - Jul 30
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  Music in the Bandstand
Bring a lawn chair and enjoy live music at the Peterson Bandstand! Schedule of Bands for 2017: July 9 - Rutabaga Brothers July 16 - Squeezebox featuring Ted Lange & Mollie B July 23 - Jake Olson and Sons July 31 - Paul Christianson
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