• Downtown Front Street Barnesville in Barnesville, MN.

You say "Po-ta-to," I say "Po-tah-to," but we all have a blast at the kid-friendly Potato Days. The mashed potato wrestling event is a "can't miss." The potato peeling contest is good plain fun. The street fair is massive; it includes a flea market, arts and crafts, and endless vendors. The Food Court will satiate anyone and everyone.

Costumed tour guides and interpreters welcome visitors back in time at 19th century area homes. Horse-drawn trolley rides help further to re-create an old-time holiday feeling at The Landing, a living history museum. Santa arrives with live reindeer, no less, at the Village Christmas Pageant. Folk musicians and ethnic dancers further contribute to the magic of the season.

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