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Saturday Sep 23, 2017

Old Order Amish Country Trolley Tour

September 23, 2017
  • Location: Your guide will pick you up directly at your hotel, or at any other location in Rochester!

Immerse yourself in the timeless culture of the Old Order Amish as we journey down roads less traveled back to a way of life based on simplicity, strong faith, and hard work. This enriching, scenic tour affords the opportunity to observe and learn first-hand about the Amish way of life, view one-room country school houses, observe travel by horse and buggy, attend an Amish produce auction, visit Amish homes and workshops, browse handcrafted furniture, quilts, baskets, and foodstuffs, and visit ... Visit Website

Stand-Up Comedy

September 23, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
  • Address: 2723 Commerce Drive NW, Rochester, MN 55901
  • Venue: Goonie's Comedy Club

Nationally touring comedians take our Rochester stage every Friday and Saturday night at 7:30 PM and 10:00 PM. These are the same comedians you've seen on Comedy Central, HBO, Showtime, and Late Night Talk Shows. Different performers every week! Click the link to our website to make a reservation and/or to see our upcoming shows.

UNRAVELED Escape Room

September 23, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: UNRAVELED Escape Room
  • Address: 300 11th Ave NW - Lower Level, Rochester, MN 55901

The Escape Room is a real life escape challenge where you come with a group of between 4 and 10 friends/family members/co-workers/etc and you get LOCKED UP! It is up to you and your team to find the clues and solves the puzzles in order to escape in time... First theme up: Escape From Alcatraz - Experience The Rock like never before!

AFTERBASH

September 23, 2017
  • Location: Rochester Art Center
  • Address: 40 Civic Center Dr SE, Rochester, MN 55904

AFTERBASH is happening on the brand new Riverview Plaza just outside RAC’s doors. AFTERBASH party-goers will be able to make gourmet s’mores over fire, dance to high energy DJ music, and experience other surprises.

ARTBASH

September 23, 2017
  • Location: Rochester Art Center
  • Address: 40 Civic Center Dr SE, Rochester, MN 55904

ARTBASH is Rochester Art Center’s premier fundraiser and southeast Minnesota’s best art party. This year’s art auction is an incredible opportunity to bid on art from Rochester Art Center’s private collection, precious and rare works that are being made available to purchase for the first time in many years, including pieces by Alexander Calder, Phillip Guston, Georges Braque and Kenneth Noland. 

Backyard BBQ Bash

September 23, 2017
  • Location: Bear Cave Park
  • Address: 800 10th NW St, Stewartville, MN 55976

Join us for our 1st Annual Amateur Backyard BBQ Competition! We invite competitors to bring your grills, smokers, tents, banners, law chairs, techniques, innovative ideas, and most importantly your passion for competition, BBQ and smoking! Check out our website for all of the details!

Harvest At Salem Glen Winery

September 23, 2017

Salem Glen invites you to join us for our harvest event! During the 3 hour harvest/picking you will learn about growing grapes, checking ripeness and the start of the winemaking process. After the harvest, wine and appetizers will be served on the deck or in the pavilion. For information or to register for these events send us an email.

Stewartville Fall Festival

September 23, 2017
  • Location: Strikers Corner
  • Address: 101 10th Street NW, Stewartville, MN 55976

Great music, food and entertainment, including a farmers market, vendors, crafts, wagon and train rides, a hula hoop contest, face painting, kids tractor pull, pumpkin painting, Grape Stompin' Contest and lots of fun. 

Stories in Stone – An Architectural Tour: Option 1

September 23, 2017

Come up close at Assisi Heights to see some of the architectural features, aesthetic design aspects, and a few often overlooked artistic features. Hear the stories stored in stone. Wear walking shoes, as this is an indoor and outdoor event. Ken Allsen, is an architectural historian residing in Rochester.

Walk for Thought

September 23, 2017
  • Address: 700 W Silver Lake Drive NE, Rochester, MN 55906
  • Venue: Silver Lake Park

Bring your family, friends, loved ones and co-workers to the 2017 Walk for Thought and celebrate our inspiring annual family reunion with Minnesota's dynamic brain injury community! 

Weathered & Rusty Market

September 23, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Graham Park- Olmsted County Fairgrounds
  • Address: 1570 Fairgrounds Avenue SE, Rochester, MN 55904
  • Venue: Graham Park

A fall market featuring chippy, rusty, repurposed and handmade items.

Alpaca Farm Open House

September 23, 2017 - September 24, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Pauley Alpaca Company Farm
  • Address: 4220 Eastwood Road SE, Rochester, MN 55904

The Pauley Alpaca Company (PAC) is inviting the public to their farm to meet alpacas and learn more about these inquisitive, unique animals, and the luxury fiber they produce. You can experience some of the joy we receive from raising these wonderful animals, feel the fleece, tour our farm, kids craft, scavenger hunt, and shop for unique alpaca gifts in our gift shop. Rain or shine.

The Good Doctor by Neil Simon

September 23, 2017 - September 30, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Address: 103 7th Street NE, Rochester, MN 55906
  • Venue: Rochester Repertory Theatre

Simon has concocted a laughter-filled event of short plays inspired by the writings of Anton Chekhov. The stories are droll, the portraits affectionate, the humor infectious, and the fun unending. After all, it is Neil Simon! The Doctor is in, at the Rep!

Exhibit of Work by Nancy Grist and Kristine Fretheim

September 23, 2017 - October 21, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Location: Crossings at Carnegie
  • Address: 320 East Ave., Zumbrota, MN 55992

The public is invited to this free event which will include an opportunity to view the art, meet the artists and enjoy wine and light snacks. Nancy Grist has been practicing art and architecture in the Twin Cities area for 24 years and enjoys a sunny studio office in bustling Northeast Minneapolis. 

Family Fun Farm & Corn Maze

September 23, 2017 - October 22, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
  • Location: Tweite's Pumpkin Patch
  • Address: 1821 Frontier Road SW, Byron, MN 55920

Plan a trip for an adventure at Tweite's Family Farm. The farm is celebrating 29 years of wholesome family fun and activities. Enjoy the award winning 22-acre Fun Park, 12-Acre Corn Maze, Pumpkin Patch and Specialty Foods. 

Historic Mayowood Mansion Tour

September 23, 2017 - October 26, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday
  • Location: Mayowood Mansion
  • Address: 3720 Mayowood Road SW, Rochester, MN 55902
  • Venue: Mayowood Mansion

The Mayowood Mansion tour allows you to experience this historic home of three generations of the Mayo Family. Each tour lasts about 1 hour. Purchase tickets at the Mayowood Mansion or the History Center. There are no tours given on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays and the mansion is closed on all major holidays.     

Downtown Rochester Food Tour

September 23, 2017 - October 28, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
  • Location: Downtown Rochester

Come enjoy the delicious food and sites of downtown Rochester. Our leisurely three hour walking food and cultural tour will feature five tastings, while exploring what makes Rochester Minnesota one of Money Magazines "Best Places to Live." 

Rochester Downtown Farmers Market

September 23, 2017 - October 28, 2017
  • Location: City Parking Lot
  • Address: 323 4th St SE, Rochester, MN 55904

The summer market features more than 90 farmers/vendors, music, special events, cooking and canning demonstrations, plus more.  

Sekapp Orchard

September 23, 2017 - October 31, 2017
  • Location: Sekapp Orchard
  • Address: 3415 Collegeview Road E, Rochester, MN 55904
  • Venue: Sekapp Orchard

Sekapp Orchard is conveniently located just minutes from downtown Rochester. With more than 170 acres of more than 100 varieties of fruits and vegetables, Sekapp is Rochester's largest grower of fresh produce. Access to the orchard and wagon rides will require a purchase of an apple bag per person who wishes to enter. 

Assisi Heights Tour

September 23, 2017 - December 30, 2017

Enjoy a guided tour of Assisi Heights, home to the Sisters of Saint Francis, who were instrumental in establishing the first hospital in Rochester, Minnesota. Please call for tour reservations.

Sunday Sep 24, 2017

Iconic Rochester Trolley Tour

September 24, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday
  • Location: Downtown Rochester Marriott Hotel
  • Address: 101 1st Ave SW, Rochester, MN 55901

Discover "Iconic Rochester" and see the Med City with fresh eyes! Whether you're a short-term visitor, relative newcomer, or lifelong resident, this tour is guaranteed to be engaging. An itinerary of Rochester's top 25 ICONIC sites will be given to every tour participant upon boarding. Tickets available online, by phone, or at the trolley upon boarding.

Scenic Mississippi River Valley & National Eagle Center Tour

September 24, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday
  • Location: Pick up directly at your hotel or any location in Rochester

Relax and enjoy the scenic beauty and unique culture of the Upper Mississippi River Valley, rated among the top scenic drives in America. We'll journey through picturesque "Bluff Country" on our way to the mighty river where we'll visit Whitewater State Park visitor center, an apple house and/or elegant winery, a magical toy shop that is the largest in the country, historic river towns, and the National Eagle Center. 

Trivia Night // Tap House

September 24, 2017
  • Location: The Tap House
  • Address: 10 3rd Street SW, Rochester, MN 55902
  • Venue: The Tap House

Trivia at The Tap House every Sunday! Prizes include: free round of drinks to round winners and bar tab to the game winner.

UNRAVELED Escape Room

September 24, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: UNRAVELED Escape Room
  • Address: 300 11th Ave NW - Lower Level, Rochester, MN 55901

The Escape Room is a real life escape challenge where you come with a group of between 4 and 10 friends/family members/co-workers/etc and you get LOCKED UP! It is up to you and your team to find the clues and solves the puzzles in order to escape in time... First theme up: Escape From Alcatraz - Experience The Rock like never before!

2017 Lourdes High School Sports Hall of Fame

September 24, 2017

Join us at the 11th Annual Lourdes High School Sports Hall of Fame to recognize and celebrate inductees: Ben Garry '97, Russ Higgins '95, Marylee (Libera) Horstmann '82, Tim Kelley '74, Brian Kelly '72, and Rachel (Horgen) Ties '97. Also honored will be Dr. Michael Stuart, Gene Eiden Award recipient, and the 2000-2005 Varsity Boys Golf Teams. Order tickets by September 18 at lourdesfoundation.org or by calling 507-289-2584.

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