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Savor “Taste of the Trail” on the Root River Trail System

On three Saturdays in September, the Root River Trail System will feature local food, artisans, entertainment and fun during an annual trail wide event, Taste of the Trail.

Taste of the Trail is similar to many “Taste of …“events in many towns all over the Midwest. In this case, the towns along the trail system are focusing attention on food together over the three Saturdays in September.

Taste of the Trail is designed to show off the abundance of food and activities in Southeastern Minnesota. Each town along the trail will include its own growers, producers, restaurateurs and artisans, offering samples of their products and goods. The towns will participate according to this schedule:

September 6: Fountain, Harmony, Preston
September 13: Houston, Rushford, Rushford Village 
September 20: Lanesboro, Peterson, Whalan

The hours on each Saturday are 10 am – 3 pm. Sampling will take place at participating businesses and/or at a central location in each town.

From lefse in Rushford, to homemade pie in Whalan, trail enthusiasts will find a diverse variety of delightful, palate-pleasing tastes. Local talent and entertainers will showcase how to have a good time in the Trail Towns.

For more information on specific food vendors and activities, please go to 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.

For more information, contact Dave Harrenstein, events@lanesboro.com.


September 20, 2014

10 am – 3 pm | Taste Testing & TBD
at Lanesboro Visitors Center
Lanesboro restaurants and growers offer free samples along the Root River Bike Trail at the Lanesboro Visitor Center Depot, 100 Milwaukee Road, Lanesboro.


10 am – 7 pm | Lanesboro Arts Center Exhibit: 2014 Minnesota Biennial

Featuring 40 Minnesota artists in a partnership with the Minnesota Museum of American Art. FREE and open to the public!
Lanesboro Arts Center, 103 Parkway Ave N., www.lanesboroarts.org
4 pm | Vintage Baseball at Lanesboro's Softball Field
Old Time Baseball Game1860's baseball teams, The Quicksteps and The Excelsiors, will face off using historic rules and uniforms. Music provided by the full Chatfield Brass Band. FREE!
6 pm | Dine at one of Lanesboro’s unique restaurants…
Enjoy a romantic dinner with wine and candlelight or a down home local experience. You can delight in gourmet cuisine on the deck, comfort food, and home-cooked local favorites.
7:30  - 9:30 pm | Commonweal Theatre Company presents:

Tom Stoppard’s Tony Award-winning romance is a perfect blend of intellect and emotion, humor and heartache, and is considered by many critics to be his masterpiece

Commonweal Theatre, 208 Parkway Ave N, Lanesboro, www.commonwealtheatre.org
Dusk | Movies in the Park
sponsored by Lanesboro Community Theatre

Locally-produced, black and white, movies, viewed outside in Sylvan Park. Saturday and Sunday, September 19 & 20 at dusk.
Stay at the Bed & Breakfast Capital of Minnesota!  Lanesboro offers superb hospitality…We invite you to let go and unwind, treat yourself and enjoy quality accommodations with all the amenities you’ve come to expect.

                                                        Baseball photo courtesy of Barb Schramm.