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Red Hot Chili Cook-Off – Worthington – Jan 18th
Benson Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner – Benson – Jan 18th
Winterfest – Worthington – Jan 18th & 19th
Winterfest – Spicer – Jan 18th – Feb 10th
Winterfest Events – Glacial Ridge Winery, Spicer – Jan 18th – Feb 9th
Southern Minnesota Pond Hockey Championship – Fairmont – Jan 18th – Jan 20th
Frozen 5K Run/Walk – Spicer – Jan 19th
Marshall Radio Bridal Extravaganza – Marshall – Jan 20th
West Central MN Bridal Showcase – Jan 20th
Chamber/CVB Annual Extravaganza – Worthington – Jan 25th
15th Annual Polar Bear Plunge – Spicer – Jan 26th
2019 Lake Benton Sportsmen’s Club Ice Fishing Tournament – Lake Benton – Jan 26th
Winterfest – St. Peter – Feb 1st – Feb 10th
Winterfest – Dawson – Feb 1st & 2nd
Fire & Ice Festival – Redwood Falls – Feb 2nd
Sleepy Eye 38th Annual Ice Fishing Derby – Sleepy Eye – Feb 3rd
Author Event with Jill Kalz – St. Peter – Feb 7th
The Barn Theatre Presents: Suds (Musical) – Willmar – Feb 7th – Feb 17th
Ice Castle Classic – Ice Fishing Tournament – Watson – Feb 9th
Wintercade’s Veteran Appreciation Ice Fishing Contest – Litchfield – Feb 9th
Get Hooked Ice Fishing Derby – Luverne – Feb 9th
Winter Fun Day at Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center – Spicer – Feb 10th
Freeze Your Caboose Off – St. James – Feb 10th
Sleigh & Ski Festival – Spicer – Feb 10th
Mustang Ice Classic – Lake Sarah – Feb 16th
New Ulm’s 1st Annual Arctic Plunge – New Ulm – Feb 16th
Home and Lifestyle Show – Worthington – Feb 16th
Farm and Home Show – Slayton – Feb 16th
Caleb & Kelsey Concert – New London – Feb 16th
Sno-Skippers Vintage Show, One Lunger Race and Swap Meet – Willmar – Feb 16th
Community Winter Celebration – Granite Falls – Feb 22nd
New London Little Theatre Presents Ring of Kerry in Concert – New London – Feb 23rd
Fat Thursday Turner Hall Rib Feast – New Ulm – Feb 28th
Willmar Area Symphonic Orchestra – Willmar – March 3rd – May 11th
11th Annual Novice Bonspiel – Willmar – March 8th – March 10th
West Central Concert Series – Lysander Piano Trio – Willmar – March 15th
Renville County Historical Society’s Annual Meeting – Fairfax – March 16th
St. Patrick’s Day Red Beard Run/Walk – March 16th
Due North Band – Fairmont – March 16th
Farm & Home Show – Jackson – March 16th
St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Montevideo – March 17th
St Patrick’s Day Parade – St. Peter – March 17th
Spring Fling – Pipestone – March 23rd
Benson Chamber Chili Cook-Off – Benson – March 23rd
Retail & Business Expo – Le Sueur – March 28th
Drinking Habits Theater Production – Luverne – March 29th – April 7th
Love the Ladies Expo – Luverne – March 30th
2018 Area Chamber & Community Calendars and Events:
- Appleton, MN, Community Events
- Benson Area Chamber of Commerce, Calendar of Events
- Canby, MN, Event Calendar
- Edgerton, MN, Chamber Calendar
- Fairfax, MN, Community Calendar
- Granite Falls, MN, Events and Activities
- Hutchinson, MN, Events Calendar
- Jackson, MN, Community Events
- Lafayette, MN, Community FB Page
- Lake Benton MN, Community Events
- Lake Crystal, MN Chamber Events Calendar
- Luverne, MN Events
- Marshall, MN, Special Events
- Mountain Lake Events and Activities
- Murray County Community Calendar
- New London, MN, Fine Arts Festival
- Odin Craft Mill Show
- Olivia, MN, Corn Capital of the World!
- Pipestone MN, Community Calendar
- RADC – Explore Redwood County, Community Calendar
- Redwood Falls, MN, Calendar of Events
- Slayton MN, Chamber Events Calendar
- Spicer, MN, Community Website
- Springfield, MN Chamber Calendar
- Tyler, MN, Trib Community Events
- Vesta, MN, Community Calendar of Events
- Willmar Lakes Area
- Windom, MN, Special Events – Industrial Park Growth Progress Video
- Worthington, MN, Special Events
- Worthington YMCA
Social Media Networking:
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Fairmont, MN – 4th Tuesday of each month from 9 to 10 am at Southern Minnesota Educational Campus, 115 S. Park St., in Fairmont.
Mountain Lake/Windom, MN – 3rd Thursday each month from 7 – 8AM at the Chamber office. Free to Chamber members, $10 fee for non-Chamber members.
Redwood Falls, MN – 1st Friday, one a quarter at the Redwood Falls Library.
- Fall Sessions Registration fee = $12 for all 7 events. For a list of community workshops, go to the SMBRC FaceBook Club page.
- Don’t have time to leave the office or store? NEW this fall! Teleconferencing Access! For just $15, you can join all sessions remotely. Register Now!
Hutchinson, MN – 4th Thursday of the month at “Crow River Winery” (14848 Hwy 7 E) 7:30AM to 9AM
Windom, MN – 3rd Thursday of the month. Register by calling the Windom Chamber office at 1-800-7-WINDOM (1-800-794-6366).
Area Farmers Markets
Mankato Farmers’ Market has ordered sunshine for Saturday! And…it actually looks possible! Join us May 3rd for the opening of the 2014 season. Find us at the Best Buy parking from 8 -noon.
Marshall Farmers Market – Saturdays: 7:30am to Noon, Location: 116 West College Drive (Parking Lot). EBT/Credit/Debit Cards accepted!
Montevideo Farmers Market has a selection of vegetables, organic food, local specialties, crafts and fruits. Open every Saturday from June – October, 8:00AM – 1:00PM
Cottonwood Central Park Market is a farmers market and much more! Each Wednesday from June 19-October 14 4:30-6:30. Located in the new park/shelter north of North Star Insurance. Message us if interested in becoming a vendor!
Granite Falls Farmers Market is open July thru October every Wednesday, 10AM – 5PM
Hutchinson Farmers Market is known for an assortment of local specialties, vegetables, crafts, organic food and fruits. Hours are May-October Wednesday, 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 AM – Noon.
Redwood Falls Farmers Market will have many great items, such as fresh local produce, canned good, baked good and locally grown and produced items. Hours: open every Tuesday from 2:00 PM until 5:30 PM. and Saturdays from 9 AM until Noon.
Worthington Farmers Market – Tuesdays from 4 to 7 p.m. in Downtown Worthington and Saturdays from 6:30 a.m. to 12 at the Ace Hardware Parking.
Willmar Becker Market features local vendors every Thursday from June to September, 3:00PM – 6:00PM