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August 2019 Calendar!

 August! It doesn’t seem possible, but here we are! There’s still time to squeeze in some summer fun… start your planning with this handy-dandy August 2019 calendar (you can download the pdf here).  Have a blast! XO, Inspire(d)

LOOKING FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT EVENTS ON THE CALENDARS?
Check out these great August 2019 activities! In chronological order, each event’s number coincides with its number on the calendar!

24. August 1-4: Lanesboro Buffalo Bill Days. Entertainment for the whole family.  Food, Beverages, Live Music, Parade, Fireworks, Sporting Tournaments, Free Kids Games & MORE!  www.lanesboro-mn.gov • FB-BuffaloBillDays

25. August 1: 2nd annual Buffalo Bill Days Sip & Savor Fundraiser. $25.00 15 vendors sampling wine, craft beer and spirits. Food, Door prizes, live music & more.

26. August 2-3: Iowa’s annual Tax Free Weekend! Shop for apparel Friday and Saturday without the sales tax. Apparel priced under $100 is tax exempt for two days! www.decorahareachamber.com

27. August 3-4: Becoming an Outdoors Family Weekend at Eagle Bluff! A weekend camp of memories exploring the outdoors and learning hands-on skills. June 15-16. Register at eaglebluffmn.org

28. August 10: Pulpit Rock Bend & Brew! Come enjoy a Reefuel smoothie, an hour of yoga, and a delicious Pulpit Rock Beer when you’re done. 10:45am-12pm, Sign up at PRB or online https://squareup.com/store/pulpitrockbrewing

29. August 11: Fossil Hunting in Fillmore County! Collect fossils older than dinosaurs! Located at Whispering Winds, Spring Valley. Sponsored by Eagle Bluff. Register under “Events” at eaglebluffmn.org.

30. August 24: Hop Harvest Festival, Sweet 16 Farm, rural Houston, MN  Music and family fun from 3-10pm, camping available on site. sweet16farm.com/hop-harvest/

31. August 25: Wisconsin State Gravel Bike Championship – of The World!!! Come grind Vernon County Wisconsin’s finest gravels with a pack of like minded racers. Race HQ in Viroqua – info: www.bluedogcycles.com 

32. August 30-31: Labor Day weekend at Luna Valley Farm! We’re open both Friday and Saturday night from 4-8pm for wood fired pizza, drinks and community. www.lunavalleyfarm.com

COMING UP!

33. September 21: Get your boots dirty at SidieFest Community Trail Building Day! Vernon Trails’ trail crew will guide crews on various singletrack projects throughout Sidie Hollow near Viroqua. Fun. Community. Dirt. Trails. Revelry. Info: www.bluedogcycles.com 

Get some music in your life this Driftless summer!

Them Coulee Boys will play at Hop Harvest Fest at Sweet 16 Farm and at Boats and Bluegrass in Winona!

Summertime in the Midwest means a lot of things, but special outdoor music events hit the top of our list each year! There are lots of great shows happening all season, but we picked out a handful that we’d definitely suggest adding to your calendar.


The Driftless Music Festival, July 13, Viroqua, Wisconsin – FREE! Join in this fantastic community festival as Eckhart Park becomes home to The Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers, Honky-Tonk Jump, Orquestra MAS, Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal, and the Brotherhood Singers. Music starts at 1pm and goes until evening, with snacks, food, and beverages on the grounds. This is a free, very family friendly event! www.driftlessmusicfestival.com


Seed Saver’s Benefit Concert, August 3, rural Decorah – Seed Savers Exchange is bringing back the ever-popular Benefit Concert this summer, featuring Dave Simonett of Trampled by Turtles, Lissie, Dave Huckfelt of The Pines, Pieta Brown, Michael Rosetto, and special guest Mr. Greg Brown. Gates open at 5 pm, show at 7 pm, and camping is available on-site. This is guaranteed to be one of the most amazing nights of the summer – see you there! www.seedsavers.org


Gray Area – August 9, rural Iowa City – Don’t miss your chance to hang out at the Flat Black Studio farm with William Elliott Whitmore, Appleseed Cast, American Cream, Catfish Keith, and more. Camping available and encouraged. www.flatblackstudios.com/grey-area


People Fest – August 8-10, Driftless Music Gardens near Yuba, Wisconsin – Join Todd Snider, Blackfoot Gypsies, People Brothers Band, Natty Nation, Pine Travelers, and many more at this special little corner of the world. Camping, community, and summer revelry at it’s finest. www.driftlessmusicgardens.com/people-fest


Hop Harvest Music Fest – August 24, Sweet 16 Farm near Houston, Minnesota – Head to this sweet (pun intended) farm for a family-friendly party! Check out Them Coulee Boys, The Lowest Pair, Driftless Sisters, My Grandma’s Cardigan, and Jaybone Bell. There will be vendors, craft beer, kids activities, and wood fired pizza too. Find more info and buy tickets at sweet16farm.com.


Boats &…… Bluegrass! Winona, September 26-29 – Ok, so technically Boats & Bluegrass isn’t until September, but we can’t help but plug this amazing local roots festival alongside the Mississippi river in Winona. 2019 is a Who’s Who of Midwest roots music, including Charlie Parr, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, Shook Twins, Pert Near Sandstone, Dead Horses, Them Coulee Boys, Lowest Pair, Barbaro, Stanton West – all MC’d by regional poet and new-time roustabout, Pete Engen. Camping, music, boats & canoes, food, and tasty beverages on site. What are you waiting for? Get your tickets and make plans to be there! www.boatsandbluegrass.com