‘Taste of the Trail’ September 7

“Taste of the Trail” is similar to many “Taste of … events in many towns all over the Midwest. On three Saturdays in September, during this annual trail-wide event, you can experience the abundance of food and activities in southeastern Minnesota.

Each town along the trail will feature its own growers, producers, restauranteurs and artisans, offering samples of their products and goods, as well as entertainment and fun.

The “Tastes…” begin on Saturday, Sept. 7 in Rushford, Rushford Village and Houston. Houston’s events will culminate in a dedication of the new children’s playground at the Houston Nature Center and trailhead.  Many Rushford and Rushford Village businesses, event registration and end-of-day drawings will be at the Historic Depot Trailhead in Rushford.  Other samplings will take place at participating businesses and, starting at 4 p.m., the Rushford Area Chamber Expo Culinaria begins. Tickets are available through the chamber website at http://www.rushfordchamber.com.

For more information about Taste of the Trail contact any of the following Trail Towns committee members:

Marie Botcher, mariebotcher@gmail.com  (507-864-2378)

Jen Evenson, bubbleofsunshine@gmail.com   (507-459-7341)

Joyce Iverson, joyceiv@acegroup.cc   (507-421-1885)

Taste of the Trail events are scheduled the next two Saturdays as well from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the following communities:

• Sept. 14: Lanesboro, Whalan and Peterson

• Sept. 21: Preston, Harmony and Fountain

Trail enthusiasts will find a diverse variety of delightful, palate-pleasing Scandinavian and other tastes. Local talent and entertainers will top off your good time in the Trail Towns.

Go to www.taste.rootrivertrail.org for more information on specific food vendors and activities.  Taste of the Trail is sponsored by Root River Trail Towns, an association of communities located on the Root River Trail System, working together for the promotion and betterment of the trail.

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