Area Events

Below is a listing of all upcoming events in the southwest Minnesota/northwest Iowa area. Please click an item title to view more information about the event.

Pioneer Village Old-Fashioned Fourth of July

Sat, 07/04/2015 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

The Pioneer Village Old-Fashioned Fourth of July will run Saturday, July 4th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Various demonstrations and vendors will be on the show grounds, with the 28th Annual Melodrama performances at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the large barn. There will also be kiddie train rides, a kiddie pedal pull, a tractor pull and parade, plus aftern...
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Zumbathon Fundraiser

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

The International Festival will be holding a Zumbathon Fundraiser on Monday, July 6th from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Center for Active Living in Downtown Worthington. Cost is $5.00 per person and all proceeds go directly to the International Festival.
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Edgerton Dutch Festival

Thu, 07/09/2015 - Sat, 07/11/2015

The Edgerton Dutch Festival is Thursday through Saturday, July 9th through the 11th. Enjoy the Midway, tournaments, cruise-in, talent show, bull riding, parade, sausage and pancake feed and more! Find additional details at or find the Edgerton Dutch Festival on Facebook!
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Taste of Worthington

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

In conjunction with the International Festival there will be a Taste of Worthington event at the Center for Active Living on Thursday, July 9 at 6:00 p.m. The event will feature ethnic desserts for $1.00 each. At 6:30 p.m. a presentation of Letters from German American Farmer, followed by a musical performance by local youth.
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Murray County Classic Draft Show

Sat, 07/11/2015 - Sun, 07/12/2015

The Murray County Classic Draft Show returns horsepower to the Murray County Fairgrounds in Slayton, featuring the workhorses of yesteryear and highlighting today's draft horses. Gates open both days at 9 a.m., with farm team demonstrations at 10 a.m. Saturday, and farm team competitions and the draft show on Sunday. There will also be a children's...
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Community Blood Drive

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 7:00am - 3:00pm

Community Blood Bank will host an All American community blood drive on Wednesday, July 15 from 7:00 am to 10:30 am and 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Sunshine Grocery Store in Rock Rapids, IA. All who donate will receive an All American blood donor t-shirt. To schedule an appointment or for more information call Gloria Rowe at 472-3666 or log onto cbblife...
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Jackson County Farm Bureau Free Family Picnic Night

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 4:30pm - 7:00pm

The Jackson County Farm Bureau invites you to its free family picnic night on Thursday, July 16th from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Heron Lake BioEnergy Ethanol plant. Enjoy a free meal prepared by Jean's Catering, free tours, plus a bouncy house and ice cream for the kids!
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Indian Lake Progressives' Wild 5K Run/Walk

Sat, 07/18/2015

The Indian Lake Progressives' Wild 5K Run/Walk will take place Saturday, July 18th at the Brewster City Park. Registration starts at 7 a.m. with the 5K beginning at 8 a.m. Cost is $15 if registered before July 9th (only pre-registered are guaranteed a shirt) with the cost the day of the race $20.
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Annual Worthington Regional Health Care Foundation Golf Classic

Mon, 07/20/2015

Save the Date for the 23rd Annual Worthington Regional Health Care Foundation Golf Classic!! Monday, July 20th at the GreatLIFE Worthington Country Club. Sponsor a hole for $500.00 and receive a team of four (includes carts and range). Sponsor a half hole at $250.00 and receive entry for two (includes cart and range). New prizes and awards! More in...
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SW MN Job Fair

Tue, 07/21/2015

Looking for employees? Consider participating in the SW MN Job Fair on July 21st. In addition to the ability to recruit from job seekers in southwestern Minnesota, the organizers of this job fair will also be busing in job seekers from Twin Cities, as well, as our area to recruit more people to live and work in our beautiful corner of the state.
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