Minnesota is one of the most exciting states in the northern midwest. From the picturesque shores of Lake Superior to the Minnesota Sea Life Aquarium and the impressive and sprawling Mall of America, there is something fun for the whole family to enjoy. But one of the greatest parts of enjoying the region is visiting the fun Minnesota festivals held here throughout the year. Some special events include wine tasting, craft fairs, Oktoberfest, music and film festivals, historical recreations, and so much more. It may be a challenge to visit all the festivals the state has to offer but you'll want to check out the following must-see events.
The Midwest Music Festival
One of the most popular Minnesota Music Festivals, The Midwest Music Festival has been held yearly for the past five years in Winona, Minnesota. The non-profit event hosts an eclectic blend of acts ranging from singer-songwriters so punk rock, Americana bands, blues, jazz and much more. This unforgettable events also supports local educational opportunities for youth as well as the promotion of independent music artists.
The Saint Paul Oktoberfest
If you happen to be a fan of beer, music, food, dancing, or crafts, you won't want to miss out on the Saint Paul Oktoberfest held every year in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Authentic German foods such as bratwurst, cabbage soup, pretzels, and pastries are available as well as a huge selection of fine draft beer and German artwork and activities for guests of all ages.
The History Fest is a wonderful place to learn about the American past each year on McGowen's Farm near Mankato, Minnesota. Here guests can observe realistic reenactments of historical events as well as tour the old farm property. A family favorite of Festivals in Minnesota, this event is a great opportunity for education and preserving the legacy of our forefathers.