Ever wanted to launch a catapult, make cider, or have a conversation with someone from the Old West? Have we got good news for you!

History Fest, at the McGowan Farm, is open October 10th-13th this year. Event organizer, Julie Hiniker, said, “School days we are open from 8:30 to 2:30 for students. Saturday we’re open to the public from 10 to 4.”

“We have several new people and reenactors this year, including the group DoubleTree and a beaver skinner”

Carrie Goettlicher, of Making Faces Mankato, will be on hand at History Fest this year offering kids the chance to become a unicorn or tiger by the magic of face painting.
Carrie Goettlicher and her helpers, of Making Faces Mankato, will be on hand at History Fest this year offering kids the chance to become a unicorn or tiger by the magic of face painting.

The annual event, now in it’s 24th year, offers historical reenactors, demonstrations, and plenty of hands-on activities for kids of all ages.

The festival is ever growing and changing. “We have several new people and reenactors this year, including the group DoubleTree and a beaver skinner,” Hiniker said.

When asked what she’s especially proud of, she offered, “The wonderful people who come together to playfully preserve history and present it to the children of southern Minnesota and the extended area.”

History Fest Location

The McGowan Farm is located at 20002 Hawkeye Lane south of Mankato.

  

Additional Links

History Fest Venue Map
History Fest Facebook Page