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Indian Island Winery in Janesville

Indian Island Grape Stomp

Sept. 14

Indian Island Winery’s 10th Annual Grape Stomp will be held Saturday, September 14. There will be four heats of 20 grape stompers at 2:00pm, 2:30pm, 3:00pm, and 3:30pm. Grape stompers will compete in groups of 2. There will be prizes for the top 4 groups. There will also be a costume contest for the best dressed group. The grape stomp times will be scheduled according to those who sign up first. You will be able to choose times until the heats are filled up. At that point, you will be scheduled where there are available spaces.

Sept. 14
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Chankaska Creek Ranch & winery Harvest week

Sept. 16-22

Celebrate harvest with a week filled with incredible fall themed drinks featuring our wines and spirits! Each day we will feature a different wine, spirit or Krem product accompanied by a recipe and samples during the week days. 

Sept. 16-22

Oktoberfest, Bier on Belgrade

Sept. 21

Business on Belgrade presents our miniature version of German heritage and fun. Join us for our 7th annual Bier on Belgrade located in the Central Business District of Historical and Unique Beautiful Lower North Mankato.

We will have a fun filled day of activities, food vendors, live music, Bier sampling from local and world renown brewery’s. Ceremonial first beer with city officials, bean bag toss and keg.

Sept. 21
Beer Run

Mankato Beer Run

Sept. 21

The beers will be flowing, the music will be jumpin’, and the folks will be running and walking through the finish on their way to victory. Then, head on over to Central Business District of Historical and Unique Beautiful Lower North Mankato for the 6th annual Bier On Belgrade! Feeling competitive and want to run/walk the 5K? Your race will be timed and you’ll be able to meet the rest of the group for your free post race beer after the event! All fitness levels welcome. Don’t feel like racing the full 5k? Sign-up for the .05k (a hot 54 yards!) and enjoy all the awesome perks and get your own little 30 second race to the beer garden!

Sept. 21
Locale Brewery Mankato Minnesota

Oktoberfest at Locale!

Sept. 27-28

The last weekend in September LocAle will be hosting their 1st annual Oktoberfest, starting with the tapping of their Oktoberfest bier on Friday, Sept. 27. Enjoy beer specials, food music and more.

Sept. 27-28
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Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery Uncorked

Sept. 28

One night, three incredible performances! Grab your friends and enjoy your favorite adult beverage while listening to a variety of classic songs!

Sept. 28
Morgan Creek Winery Grape Stomp

Stomp! New ulm: Morgan Creek Vineyards annual grape stomp

Oct. 5

The Annual Grape Stomp at Morgan Creek Vineyards is a
day of music, food, drink and laughter fresh from our unique area of the world.

Here’s the recipe for a great time: Form a team of three to five stompers per vat. Competitions take place among ten vats. The team producing the largest volume of juice stomped from the fresh grapes will receive a free case of wine.

In addition, each member of the team winning the best concept-and-costume design receives a bottle of our seasonal dessert wine. (Costumes aren’t required, but they are waaaay more fun.)

Oct. 5
Harvest Hoopla for MSU

Stomp! New ulm: Morgan Creek Vineyards annual grape stomp

Oct. 5

A Beer & Wine Tasting Event to Support MSU Women’s Basketball. Located at the  The Schroeder Farm Event Center – 49186 190th Street, Lake Crystal, MN. 

5:30pm – 7:30pm Tastings 
7:30pm – 8:00pm Short Program
$40 Per Person

Oct. 5

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