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  • Austin has great accessibility through 7 exits off of I-90 - from Rochester, head wast or from Albert Lea/I35, head east. Austin is also right off of US Highway 218 about 11 miles north of Iowa. Contact Discover Austin, Minnesota for assistance.

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  1. Annual Darren Dash - Half Marathon, 5K and Kiddie Run

    Annual Darren Dash - Half Marathon, 5K and Kiddie Run

    104 9th Pl SW
    Austin, MN 55912
    Call: (507) 481-4603

    This event honors Austin native and running enthusiast, Darren Lewis, and includes a half marathon, 5K, and Kiddie Run. Starts and ends at the Veteran's Pavilion. Event will be chip timed and participants will receive a tee shirt (register before May 18 for guaranteed shirt). Water stops and post race refreshments will be provided for all participants. Kiddie Run to take place at 11:00 am, immediately followed by awards ceremony. Awards will be given to top 3 runners in each age group for the 1/2 marathon and 5K. Proceeds from this event will go to a scholarship fun for Austin Cross Country runners and for programs committed to improving mental and physical health in the community. Registration and more information online at

  2. Annual Hormel Nature Center 8K Trail Run/One Mile Kids Run

    Annual Hormel Nature Center 8K Trail Run/One Mile Kids Run

    1304 21st St NE
    Austin, MN 55912
    Call: (507) 437-7519

    Enjoy a scenic fall run with your friends and family on the Nature Center trails. All ages and abilities are invited to join this race benefiting the Nature Center. Refreshments will be available to all runners before and after the race, with a water station midway through the course. Entrants will receive a Hormel Nature Center 8K t-shirt (first come, first serve). Awards for all age divisions.

  3. Annual Power of the Palate

    Annual Power of the Palate

    1202 28th St NE
    Austin, MN 55912
    Call: 507-437-7631

    Annual fundraiser to benefit the children of Mower County, hosted by the Women's Leadership Initiative (WLI).
    Enjoy gourmet food prepared by three local area chefs, cocktails and conversations along with a silent auction featuring wonderfully unique items. All proceeds support the Backpack Food program as well as going towards meeting children's basic needs in Mower County. Tickets $25 per person. Sponsored by the Mower County Women's Leadership Initiative. For more information, call 507-437-2313 or email

  4. ArtWorks Center 2nd Floor Gallery Show:  Tom Hormel and Chad Augustin

    ArtWorks Center 2nd Floor Gallery Show: Tom Hormel and Chad Augustin

    300 N Main St
    Austin, MN 55912
    Call: (507) 434-0934

    Featuring works by Tom Hormel and Chad Augustin. Free admission. For more information, call 507-434-0934.

  5. Austin Puzzling Competition

    Austin Puzzling Competition

    800 21st St NE
    Austin, MN 55912
    Call: (507) 437-4563

    2 - 4 person team will receive a 1000 piece puzzle, and the first team to complete it wins! Part of Austi-Con II - $10 entry fee also provides free entry to Austi- Con through the weekend. Registration required by May 6. Open to the public. Sign up at for entry badge, then go to "Events" to sign up for the puzzle competition. There will also be a charity silent auction running throughout this event with proceeds will be going to the Autism Day Camp program in Austin. For more information call 507-437-4563.

  6. Cedar River Archery 3D Shoot

    Cedar River Archery 3D Shoot

    54691 270 St
    Austin, MN 55912
    Call: 507-438-7619

    Cedar River Archery Club is a club that promotes safe, fun and family oriented place where people can come and shoot with others that share their passion. Shoots will be from 8 am to 2 pm each day.

  7. Driller MMA Cage Fights

    1701 4th St NW
    Austin, MN 55912
    Call: (507) 433-8000

    MMA Driller Cage Fights - for more information, call 507-433-8000.

  8. Freedom Fest

    Freedom Fest

    4th St SW & 9th PL SW
    Austin, MN 55912
    Call: (507) 437-4561

    Celebrate the US with parades, sports events, games, food, vendors, music, contests, dances, and more over this long weekend. For more information, contact the Austin Area Chamber of Commerce.

  9. Halloween Warm-Up

    Halloween Warm-Up

    1304 21st St NE
    Austin, MN 55912
    Call: (507) 437-7519

    Annual kid-friendly Halloween event, featuring a wagon ride along the trails, friendly spooks and goblins, hot apple cider, and lots of fun. For more information, call 507-437-7519.

  10. National Barrow Show

    National Barrow Show

    700 12th St SW
    Austin, MN 55912
    Call: (507) 433-1868

    Visitors come from around the world for this show. Starts out with delicious Windsor Pork Chop dinner on Sunday. Call fair grounds office at (507) 433-1868 for more information.

  11. River Rats Car Show

    River Rats Car Show

    South Main Street and 8th Ave SE
    Austin, MN 55912
    Call: (507) 438-6635

    Sponsored by the River Rats Car Club. Registration fees ($10) will support the local veteran memorial pavers, and show proceeds will be donated to the Austin Area Foundation. Registration from 7:30 am to 11:30 am, opening ceremony at 11:30 am, awards at 3 pm. Program will include awards for top 60 cars, top motorcycles and rat rods, specialty trophies, best of show, silent auction, dogtags to the first 150 registered cars, children's games, bounce house, bean bag tournament, craft sale, flea market/swap meet, beer garden, food, music by DJ, and more. Rain or shine. Proceeds benefit the Austin Veterans Memorial.

  12. SPAMTown Challenge Baseball Tournament

    SPAMTown Challenge Baseball Tournament

    Call: (651) 246-0404

    A premier semi-pro baseball tournament featuring the top 16 teams from MN and surrounding states. Played at Marcusen Park and Riverland Complex.

  13. Summer Garden Series:  JCA

    Summer Garden Series: JCA

    208 4th Ave NW
    Austin, MN 55912
    Call: (507) 433-4243
    Toll Free: 5074334243

    JCA (Jamie and Cody Acoustic) is a local favorite, known for the former association with the band SEEDS. Some of Jamie's originals, some favorite SEEDS covers and plenty of fresh material, just for fun! Free concert - bring your own chair or blanket, relax and enjoy! Water provided, other beverages (beer, wine, and soda) available for purchase. Feel free to bring your own snack. For more information, call 507-433-4243.

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  1. City of Austin Bike Trail System

    301 N Main Street, Suite 101
    Austin, MN 55912
    Call: (507) 437-4563

    The city of Austin is getting to be a well-known destination for biking enthusiasts, with well over 13 miles of hard-surfaced trails that connect to locations throughout the city, and the opportunity to link up with the Shooting Star Trail. New in 2016 is Austin's Red Bike program, which provides free use of bikes stationed throughout the city - need a bike? Find one of the Red Bike sites, pick a bike and ride, then return it to any Red Bike sites. And for an interesting historical perspective to bicycling, stop by the Rydjor Bike Museum at 219 Main Street.

  2. Discover Austin, Minnesota - Sports Marketing

    301 N Main Street, Suite 101
    Austin, MN 55912
    Call: (507) 437-4563

    Austin, MN has facilities and opportunities for sports year round - baseball, softball, football, swimming, ice hockey, mountain biking, track and field, disc golf, golf, bowling, archery - call us to find out how we can help you!

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