Event:      Fall Into Annawan Festival

Date:  Saturday, October 5, 2013
The second annual Fall Into Annawan Festival will be held from 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. in Howes Park, 400 N. Main St., Annawan. Festivities include a buckaroo rodeo, kiddie tractor pull, a chili cook-off, a cash raffle, and music by The Old 57's at 7:30 p.m. The Annawan Canal Ambush triathlon and 5K will be held on the Hennepin Canal Trail in the morning. There also will be a Mighty Titan Youth Obstacle Mud Run for ages 4-14. See the schedule online. Proceeds from the day will go toward a new community center. Call 309-935-6264 for details.

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