History will come alive this weekend as the city of Pine River celebrates its history and, alongside that, the history of Minnesota's Whitefish Chain of Lakes.
From Friday Sept. 6 through Sunday Sept. 8, Forbes Park on Highway 83 will be home to the heritage days encampment. Journey back in time to the 1830s as you see camps set up as they were back then. You'll have the opportunity to see crafts, historic demonstrations and more, and the event is totally free. Enjoy hobo stew on Saturday Sept. 7 beginning at noon in Forbes Park. The stew is free until gone.
The Pine River Train Depot will be open from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, and historic John Rohr films will be played that tell about the town's history.
This will also be the weekend of Pine River United Methodist Church's annual quilt show. The show goes from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days, and lunch will be available beginning at noon on both days. The show is free to attend. According to the Echo-Journal newspaper, the event will feature an appraiser at 1 p.m. on Friday and 10:30 a.m. on Saturday. Plus, vintage cookbooks will be handed out while supplies last.
You might want to kick off your weekend at the market square, Pine River's farmers market. The market goes from 2:30-5:30 p.m. and is a great place to get local produce, honey and baked goods.
It's shaping up to be a great weekend in Pine River and on the Whitefish Chain!