The Eli Wirtanen Finnish Farmstead

Contact Information


  • Free-donation canister on premises.


More Information


  • Located 30 miles N of Island Lake, 16 miles S of Biwabik on Hwy 4.

Other Date Information

  • Anytime - may call if you have a group interested and we will make arrangements for someone to do a presentation of the farm.

Attraction Attributes

  • Can Accommodate Groups of 45 or more
  • Scandinavian Heritage

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  1. Wirtanen Pioneer Farm Festival

    5321 Markham Rd
    Makinen, MN 55763
    Call: 218-638-2859

    Bring the entire family to the Eli Wirtanen Finnish Farmstead, 16 miles south of Biwabik, for a fun-filled day on Saturday, September 13. The fun starts at 10 AM in the morning and continues all day til 4 PM. There is no admission charged; however freewill donations are gladly accepted. Baby animals, hand crafts, music, carriage rides and more.

    The farm is located in Markham, MN. It is just off Hwy 4: 16 miles South of Biwabik and 40 miles North of Duluth.

    Several musicians and groups will be performing

    The Wirtanen Farm Fall Festival is a great way to experience old-world serenity, and visit with friends and neighbors in a very unique setting. The festival is funded in part by Lake Country Power's Operation Round-up.

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