Taste of the Trail – Lanesboro, Whalan, Peterson

Experience the Taste of the Trail on the three Saturdays after Labor Day in September from 10am to 2pm.

Each community will give you a “Taste” of their towns with different activities, food, music and much more!
Enjoy what is special about each community while you pedal your way through the beauty of Bluff County along the Root River.

Location: Bandstand and Mill Street

12:00 – 1:00 Special Event – by Laura Deering
The Ancient Rocks of our Region: City Hall

10:00 – 2:00 Special Tastes
Help Make Apple Cider, then Taste
The Driftless Farm to Table Eatery – Tastes of Brisket
Peterson American Legion – Tastes of Fall Beer

10:00 – 2:00 Special Events
Vote for Best Light Post Decorations on Mill Street
Pick up Voter Registration at City Hall
Music at the Bandstand by Cat and the Fiddle
Peterson State Fish Hatchery – Lake Trout and More
The DNR is happy to answer your questions
Paint Rocks
Play Golf (putting challenge)
Gnome Ring Toss
$1 Hot Dogs and Cold Beverages by Friends of Peterson
1877 Peterson Station Museum – New Annex
Visit Second Museum in Peterson – Turned Write Art – Antique and Collectible Sewing Supplies/Machines
Gnome Photo Opportunities’: East side of Post Office, Museum, and Trail

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Free Samples of locally-made Norwegian favorites, including lefse and rommegrot. Located right on the trail.
Live Music by Matt and Brenda Stier in the gazebo
Vendor sales along the trail featuring local products and small items from Whalan’s own businesses.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Grab some pie at the Aroma Pie Shop

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Lanesboro Farmers Market – Sylvan Park
Fresh local produce, canned goods, baked items, honey, maple syrup, goat milk soap.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Vendors on Lawn by Visitor Center

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Rockin’ the Trail in front of Iron Horse Outfitters and Inn Featuring local musicians performing throughout the day – Headliner “Slippin’ Jimmy” performing 3 to 5 p.m. Free

All Day
Fall Craft Beer and Wine Fest – Participating businesses include Sylvan Brewing, Root River 102, American Legion, Root River Saloon, High Court Pub, Granny’s Liquor, Pedal Pushers Cafe, Home Sweet Home Cafe & Cakery and Juniper’s. Enjoy a variety of beer, wine, drinks and food in downtown Lanesboro. Times vary by establishment

6 to 7:30 p.m.

Rhythms on the Root featuring Jaedyn James – Gateway Park – Tickets are $15 for individuals, age 13 and older; free for children 12 and under, but tickets still required. Call 507-467-2446 or email info@lanesboroarts.org to reserve tickets. Seating will be first come, first served general admission. Bring your own lawn chair or blanket to sit on in the park!

7:30 p.m.
“Good People” at the Commonweal Theatre – Adults $35, Students $15 – Call the Box Office for tickets (800) 657-7025

7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Joel Ward performs Americana, Folk and Blues at the High Court Pub. Free Admission.


Sep 10 2022


10:00 am - 2:00 pm