Thursday, August 28, 2014

Weekend Happenings: Fair Alternative

For those of you who have decided against the MN State Fair this weekend, we offer you a couple alternatives.

Canterbury Park
1100 Canterbury Road
Shakopee, MN 55379
Sat.-Mon., Aug 3 - Sept 1
Sat. 6:30 pm
Sun. 12:45 pm
Mon. 12:45 pm
Cost:  $8 admission

It's a weekend of fun at Canterbury Park.  Start your weekend on Saturday with the Food Truck Festival.  Dig into the best Twin Cities mobile eats while experiencing the thrill of live horse racing.

Sunday it's the State Championship of Minnesota Racing! Watch as Minnesota's top Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses compete in a day of championship races as we celebrate the Minnesota breeding industry.

And on Labor Day is our biggest dachshund race day, with qualifiers and championship held on the same afternoon. 72 Dogs, 7 Races, 1 Champion!

Tomato Tasting
Tiny Diner
1024 E 38th St.
Sun., Aug 31
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Cost:  Free

The tomato. There is so much you can do with this fruit and you will have the chance to sample over 40 variations in all different shapes, sizes and colors at the Tomato Tasting. You’ll receive a Tasting Note Sheet so you can jot down your favorite varieties, including where to source those varieties for growing the following season.

But this event is more than just tasting of tomatoes and enjoying some live music. There will be educational opportunities as well.

Seed Sages, a seed saving and breeding endeavor based in the Twin Cities, is not just providing the fruit for the tasting, but also will be on-hand to offer seed saving workshops. In fact, seed from the many varieties of tomatoes at the tasting will be saved from growers and shared through Seed Savers Exchange and Seed Sages at the Farmhouse in south Minneapolis.  Source:

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