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 12, 2015: Lanesboro, Perterson, Whalan
September 19, 2015: Fountain, Harmony, Preston
September 26, 2015: Rushford, Rushford Village, Houston

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 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,