Festival of the Voyageur

Have you ever been to the Minnesota Historical Society Snake River Fur Post? You might not recognize the name as it was previously called the North West Company  Sort of a hidden gem, located near Pine City.  This weekend is a great time to check out for their annual Festival of the Voyageur.  It takes place September 15-16.  You can purchase advance tickets here on their website if you prefer.

Two hundred years ago, fur traders celebrated the success of the trading season with a giant party. Visitors can explore the sights and sounds created by 250 reenactors come to camp on the Snake River in the fall. Witness feats of strength and skill as contestants vie for the title of the best all-around voyageur. Shop for historic crafts and join children’s activities. On Saturday evening, learn the steps of lively country dance with live music.

 

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