Looking to squeeze in an affordable family get-away or day trip before the chill sets in? Exploring our home state of Minnesota won’t break the bank and offers a glimpse into the cultural heritage of our many different regions, their history and traditions. Check out some of our favorite picks for festivals and events in greater MN this month:
Defeat of Jesse James Days
Sept 8th – 12th
An annual event that began in 1948, the residents of Northfield, MN have been reenacting the famed Jesse James robbery and celebrating their legacy in his defeat, since. Enjoy food, live music, rodeo, car show, arts and crafts and more. Learn more HERE.
Taste of Hutchinson
Sept 16th – 17th
A large annual arts festival held in beautiful downtown Hutchinson, MN, this event boasts 12,000 attendees each year. Shop a plethora of artists, makers, and craftspeople’s wares in Library Square Park, and partake in delicious food and live music through the weekend. Learn more HERE.
Boats & Bluegrass Festival
Sept 23rd – 25th
Head to Winona, MN for a family-friendly fest on the shores of the Mighty Mississippi featuring 3 days of live music! Camping and boat rentals are available for your enjoyment, plus, kids 16 and under get in FREE with a paying adult. Learn more HERE.
To search dozens of other Minnesota-based destination events and festivals, visit Explore Minnesota HERE.