Mid-Winter Festival Plans To Start The First Week Of February in Palisade
During the first weekend in February, Palisade will host its annual Mid-Winter Festival. The small community north of Aitkin draws a crowd once a year to join in the festivities. The Festival includes the Rustic Trail Tavern craft show, a medallion hunt, and the Mountain Men’s fort on Willow River.
According to a report from Aitkin Independent Age, the Rustic Trail Tavern on main street will start the day with a craft and vendor show from 11 a.m to 3 p.m.
The Mountain Men will open their fort on Nature Ave. north of Palisade to visitors between 2 to 5 p.m. This is a once-a-year opportunity to visit the fort. The Mountain Men of Palisade, MN have a fortress that only other Mountain Men have been able to enter for 30 years – that was, until the Palisade Mid-Winter Festival in 2009 when they started opening their fortress to visitors.
The medallion hunt will be throughout the day with a parade starting at noon.
To top the evening, off there will be music from Kody Gerard, a local artist from Sturgeon Lakes who will perform at Rustic Trail Tavern while community members can cozy up to the bonfire.