Smokin’ on the Square BBQ Cookoff

On March 7th we caught the 6th annual Smokin’ on the Square BBQ Cook-off Festival held at Pensacola’s Seville Square park in Pensacola’s Historic District. More Articles on Visiting Pensacola Florida Pensacola: Things to See and Do Pensacola Restaurants & Pubs Pensacola Golf Courses Smokin’ on the Square Naval Aviation Museum Historical Pensacola Forts Fort Pickens Campground Pensacola Beach Best Restaurants in Pensacola Beach The main event is a Kansas City Barbeque Society National BBQ Cook Teams Contest, part of a series of BBQ cookoff contests held throughout the country to…

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Fall Festival Great River Road

McGregor Fall Arts and Crafts Festival Fall colors were starting to break out along the Mississippi River and a perfect weather forecast for the weekend encouraged Jo and I to head to McGregor, Iowa for their Arts & Crafts fall event. Pikes Peak Camping & Hiking. We lucked out and found an vacant campsite at Pikes Peak State Park located on one of the high bluffs above McGregor. Most of the 77 sites offer electrical hookups for Rvs with about a dozen suitable only for tent camping. There is a…

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Duluth-Superior Events

What’s Happening this summer in Duluth-Superior? Beginning the weekend of June 14 – 16, there will be almost 10 consecutive weekends of festivals in Duluth, Minnesota. Always the highlight of the summer in Duluth is Grandma’s Marathon. Being held this year on June 22nd, this will be the 37th running of the marathon. The race attracts some of the top marathon runners in the world as well as over 10,000 more average Joe and Jane runners challenging themselves. Festivities begin June 20th and include other runs in addition to the…

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Interesting Spring Events around Lake Superior

Some Recommended Events and Festivals around Lake Superior It has been a cold spring in the upper midwest region and around Lake Superior. Looks like things might start to warm up in a week or so. We often take a trip up to the Lake Superior region in May to see spring break out and enjoy some of the attractions that later in the summer could be quite busy. Here’s a list of a few things going on we either plan to attend or would if the time allowed. National…

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Duluth, MN North Shore Fall Events

Superior Dragon Boat Race Superior, WI

Duluth, Minnesota-Superior, Wisconsin Fall Events The big event in the Duluth-Superior Twin Ports area at the end of August is the  Lake Superior Dragonboat Race The race is held in a protected bay on the south side of Barkers Island. The island is the site of the festival part of the race. Yes, more music, entertainment, food and beverages. We’ve been to the race two times and it is a fun weekend. You can see our Dragonboat article plus photos and videos from an earlier year’s Superior Dragonboat Race here.  The…

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Winona Steamboat Days

Winona Steamboat Days – US Title Series Powerboat Races- 2011 On the way home from St. Paul where Jo attended the Minnesota Quilters annual show, we stopped by Winona, Minnesota to catch part of their annual Steamboat Days Festival. In particular I was interested in their powerboat races, one of many events going on that day. The other event of my interest was the classic and custom car show downtown. The Winona race, held on Lake Winona, is part of the title series for the US Runabout and Hydroplane Championships.…

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