Preston, MN

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  • Preston is located in the Southeast corning of Minnesota in what is known as ‘Bluff Country’. We are a short drive from many major cities. 35 miles from Rochester, MN, 55 miles from Winona, MN, 60 miles from LaCrosse, WI, 120 miles from St. Paul

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  • The Preston Tourism Center on Hwy 52 is open Monday - Saturday, mid-April - October

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  1. Breakfast With Santa

    813 Highway 52 N
    Preston, MN 55965
    Call: (507) 765-2100
    Toll Free: (888) 845-2100

    Sponsored by ECFE/Preston Area Chamber of Commerce/ Preston Lions Club

  2. Candlelight Ski & Chili Cook-Off

    Preston Trail Head
    Preston, MN 55965
    Call: 507-765-2153

    Ski or Walk 1-1/2 miles of the Harmony-Preston trail lined with luminaries. This is a lighted "Out & Back" 1 1/2 mile course starting at the Preston Trailhead. Chili Cook-Off Contest held at the "Trailhead Inn & Suites" from 5-7pm. Test-taste chili entries & vote for your favorite. Warm up by the bonfire.

    Call Cedar Valley Resort in Whalan for ski rental equipment options: 507-467-9000.

  3. Fillmore County Fair

    Call: 507-765-2100
    Toll Free: 888-845-2100

    Held annually in July at the Fillmore County Fairgrounds in Preston. 4-H & Open Class exhibits, carnival, rodeo, and demolition derby, bands, & other grandstand events.

  4. Fillmore County Turkey Day Run

    Call: 507-765-2153
    Toll Free: 888-845-2100

    Annual run along the Root River State Trail on Thanksgiving morning. There is no cost ot participate in this event, but please bring a food item donation to share for the local food shelf. Registration takes place at 7:30am at the Riverside on the Root Restaurant in Lanesboro with the run starting at 8am. There are two run options: 10 miles between Lanesboro to Preston or 5 miles between Lanesboro and the Old Barn Resort. Contact the Fillmore County Journal for more information.

  5. Preston Golf Tournament

    Call: 507-765-2100
    Toll Free: 888-845-2100

    Put your team together for a chance to win great prizes during the Preston Trout Days Golf Tournament held on the third Sunday in May during "Preston Trout Days", Preston's annual city celebration.

  6. Preston Trout Days

    Call: 507-765-2153
    Toll Free: 888-845-2100

    Adult fishing contest, kids fishing contest, family bike ride, petting zoo, chicken bar-b-que, city-wide garage sales, Lions Club pancake breakfast, Grand Parade, street dance, firemen's beer tent, car show, family-fun activities, golf tournament, food vendors & more.

  7. Pumpkin Fest & Fall Expo

    P.O. Box 657.
    Preston, MN 55965
    Call: 507-765-2153
    Toll Free: 888-845-2100

    Join the Preston Area Chamber of Commerce for their 2014 Fall Expo & Pumpkin Fest! There will be all kinds of entertainment during the expo including a magician from 12:30-2:30, dancers, a talent show, a fashion show, and much more! Don't forget to stop by your favorite vendors and of course, enter in the master door prize for a chance to win a prize from one of our local vendors!

  8. Taste of the Root River Trail

    813 Highway 52 N
    Preston, MN 55965
    Call: (507) 765-2100
    Toll Free: (888) 845-2100

    Get Hooked On Preston,MN!

    Come visit the National Trout Center with a Fly Fishing Course.

    Visit the Rockie Top Acres Alpaca Farm Exhibit.

    Mercantile on Main Street will be there with Antiques & Vintage Treasures.

    Tractor/Wagon Rides by Darwin Smith: Noon-2:30PM.

    Music from the Rutabaga Brothers.

    Take your photo with the Preston Trout Float.

    Taste test food from local Preston businesses / vendorsÂ.

    Stop by and Try a Real Smoked Trout Spread!

    Stay tuned for more updates as we get closer to the event!

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  1. National Trout Center

    120 St. Anthony Street S.
    Preston, MN 55965
    Call: 507-867-8801

    Environmental learning center for trout, salmon, cold water ecology, geology, fly fishing, fly tying, spin fishing, aquatic entomology, and local fishing information.

    The National Trout Center (NTC) provides hands-on activities to engage the public in awareness of the environment and cold water fishery resources of the driftless region and the arts and crafts related to trout fishing. The NTC is your go-to place for "All Things Trout".

    Individuals, families, students, and groups are invited to participate in lectures & workshops, take a tour of the center, or request a specialized educational program to meet your group's interests.

    Mission Statement: "The National Trout Center seeks to conserve our natural and cultural heritage of trout and their cold water environments by engaging the public through education, practice, and awareness."

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