By Molly Butler

Looking for a lovely way to kick off your Mother’s Day weekend? Head to Blue Earth for their 5th Annual Wine Walk, this Saturday, May 8th. The Business Improvement Committee and a host of local businesses and organizations have teamed up with wine tastings, treats, door busters and giveaways.

Check in will take place from 9am to 1 pm at Hamilton Hall on Main Street in Blue Earth. Visitors will want to bring their ticket if they’ve purchased it in advance, as well as their ID as wine sampling is 21+ only. This is also where attendees will be able to pick up their Swag Bags and T-Shirts if purchased. Temps will be screened, and masks will be required to check in and to enter each business. First pour starts at 10am and the wine and good times will keep flowing through 3pm. Everyone is welcome to shop the deals, but only those with tickets will be able to sample wine.

This is such a great opportunity to get involved in the Blue Earth community, visit the stores, sample the wines and snacks, and just support local businesses. Beth Kalis

“This is such a great opportunity to get involved in the Blue Earth community, visit the stores, sample the wines and snacks, and just support local businesses,” said Beth Kalis of the Rural Renaissance Project.

Photo by Janie Hanson - Project Three Sisters in Blue Earth, MN prepared for a previous Wine Walk
Photo by Janie Hanson – Project Three Sisters in Blue Earth, MN prepared for a previous Wine Walk

Rural Renaissance (hosting at 120 S main this year) will be sampling Luccio Prosecco this year as well as having a giveaway. Many businesses pair their wines with snacks and exclusive deals, and KBEW-98 Country Radio is sponsoring a limo to give visitors rides from participating businesses on Main and Beltline. Headline’s Plus Salon will offer 20% off retail, Gartzke’s Floral and Gifts will have 20% off home décor, and Blue Earth Custom Embroidery will offer Indian Island wine plus apparel and accessories exclusive to the wine walk. The list of deals and drinks go on and on, so head to the Blue Earth Wine Walk Facebook page for more details.

“One of my girlfriends actually comes down every year from the cities for this event. It’s a fun time for everyone, especially women,” said Kalis. “I’ve had a good time every year.”

Despite being pushed back by COVID-19, last year’s Wine Walk had about 200 attendees. With lessening restrictions and excitement to get out, this year’s event should be even bigger.

Tickets can be purchased at Becki Steier Studio, Dikkens Furniture & Decorating, Headlines Plus, and the Blue Earth Chamber. Proceeds from ticket sales going to support Women of Worth, an organization dedicated to helping victims of abuse through education and financial support. Their mission is to work for the betterment of families of rural Southern Minnesota.

Grab your girlfriends and head over to Blue Earth to enjoy their 5th Annual Wine Walk.

Author

  • Molly Butler

    is a writer, gardener, and animal lover. She returned to the Mankato area after completing her MFA in Creative Writing at Hamline University.

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