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GrandStay® Perham

231 Market Drive
Perham, MN 56573 Map it

Perham is a popular destination for outdoor sports enthusiasts and vacationers. Seated in the heart of Minnesota's beautiful lake country, the area is renowned for fishing and water sports. In the winter snowmobilers will find miles of picturesque trails just steps from the hotel. Perham itself also offers a range of specialty antique shops, which afford great opportunities to find a unique piece of history to take home with you. Whatever you're looking for in a vacation you can find it in Perham.

(0.0 miles) We Fest Country Music (Soo Pass Ranch)August 2,3,4 2018

August 2- August 4, 2018
Jason Aldean, Carrie Underwood, Florda Georgia Line, Vince Gill, Chris Young, Justin Moore, Josh Turner, Chirs Janson, Tyler Farr, and many more artist preforming.
Call 1-800-493-3378 for more information.

(0.0 miles) Average Joe Triathlon June 30, 2018

Course Description:
SWIM: 1/3 mile swim begins at Paul Miller Park on Little Pine Lake. Water depth is approximately 8 feet deep. Spectators can view the race from several locations on the Paul Miller Park shoreline.
Life guards will be available and the course will be marked.
BIKE (certified helmets are required): Enjoy a 12 mile bike ride around Little Pine Lake, rural well marked roads with beautiful scenery and rolling hills.

RUN /WALK: The 4 mile run on paved bike trail bringing you back to Paul Miller Park. The course is relatively flat.
Proceeds benefit the youth of the Perham Area
NameJill Shipman
Emailshipmanjill1@gmail.com
Phone218-346-7102
Websitehttp://www.kinshipperham.com

(0.0 miles) Candlelight SKI (Cross Country Ski)February 10, 2018

Feb 10, 2018
Ski the one and a half miles of lighted and groomed trail. Warm up afterwards with some hot cider and a s'more by the fire in the Trail Center. Skis of all sizes can be rented at the park if you don't have your own, so come join us for a fun evening!
Jeff (218)864-0110

(0.0 miles) Freezin’ For a Reason Kinship Polar Plunge Feb 3-4, 2018

February 3-4, 2018
Golf/Bean Bag Tourney
Contact: Jill Shipman: 218-346-7102

(0.0 miles) Walleye Fishing Opener May 13, 2017

05/13/17 - 02/25/18
Walleye, sauger, northern pike - 2017 season

(0.0 miles) Fishing Opener May 12, 2018

5/12/18 - 02/24/19 Walleye, Sauger, Northern Pike season
5/12/18 - 5/13/18 Take-a-Mom fishing weekend
5/26/18 - 02/24/19
Largemouth Bass - 2018 season -South and West of US Hwy 53 from Duluth to International Falls except Pelican and Ash Lakes in St. Louis County

(0.0 miles) Turtle Fest June 13-17, 2018

With our International Turtle Races being one of the highlights of the summer, we'd be silly to not have an entire festival based around our favorite creatures!
Each June, our community comes together to celebrate summer. Like most communities, our summer festival is based around one of our local icons - ours just happen to be turtles. Turtle Fest features a wide variety of events and activities to suit the whole family! Whether you are up for racing turtles or checking out the Rodeo, there is something for everyone

(0.0 miles) Tuffy Nelson Golf Classic July 27 2018

PLGC Perham Lakeside Golf Course 218-346-6070

(0.0 miles) Great American Think Off April 1, 2018

This is the 26th annual Think-Off question–a classic philosophical quandary meant to inspire thinkers from all walks of life. Did winning push you harder to be your best? Or did losing motivate continued growth to overcome?

People of all ages and backgrounds are encouraged to submit an essay of no more than 750 words for a chance to win one of four $500 cash prizes and a weekend in New York Mills to participate in the live debate to ultimately answer the question, determined by audience vote. There is no fee to enter.

(0.9 miles) Group Liquidation Sale at the P.A.C.C Steve Richter: 218-346-5575

February 1,2,3 2018
Local retailers Group Liquidation Sale
Contact: Steve Richter 218-346-5575

(0.9 miles) Lakes Area Home & Cabin Show March 9-10, 2018

March 19-10, 2018
Lakes Area Home & Cabin Show

PACC
Perham Chamber: 218-346-7710

(0.9 miles) MN Monster Buck Classic

January 12, 13, 14 2018

(0.9 miles) Perham Crazy Days August 3-4, 2018

Perham Crazy Days
Perham Chamber 218-346-7710

(0.9 miles) Perham Christmas Parade Of Lights November 23, 2018

Perham Chamber 218-346-7710

(0.9 miles) Turtle Fest June 14-18 2017

Perham Turtle Fest-Turtle Races Wed & Fri. Sat. Many
Many more Activities
Perham Chamber: 218-346-7710

(1.0 miles) The Gathering Sporting Collectable Show April 14 -15 2018

April 14 - 15 , 2018
PERHAM, MINNESOTA
20TH ANIVERSARY SHOW -- THE GATHERING 2017
ANTIQUE SPORTING COLLECTIBLE, ART, AND FISH DECOY SHOW
BUY – SELL - TRADE
WORLDS LARGEST FISH DECOY SHOW
FEATURING
• NFDA WORLD POINT SERIES CHAMPIONSHIPS
• JOHN JENSEN MEMORIAL NATIONAL FISH DECOY COMPETITION
• TEXAS WORLDS FISH DECOY CONTEST
• WWW.FISHDECOYS.NET FISH DECOY COMPETITION
• P.A. KEYSTONE STATE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
• WWW.NERESON.COM CREATING ART CONTEST
• OTIS LALEL MEMORIAL FOLK ART CONTEST
• DOUG DAVIS MEMORIAL SERVICE WORKING AND FISH HOUSE FISH DECOY
CONTEST
• ANNUAL NFDA SILENT AUCTION, RAFFLE, AND FUND RAISER
• NFDA AWARDS BANQUET
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday 10am-4pm
Rod Osvold 218-346-7710

(1.0 miles) Perham Brew Fest June 15, 16, 2018

Brew Ales & Eats
Live Music
218-346-5932

(1.0 miles) Music & Arts Festival June 16, 2018

Perham Center For the Arts
Fran Johnson: fran.johnson@arvig.net

(1.0 miles) School House Bay Window Quilt April 7, 2018

Join us for our 15th Annual Schoolhouse Series on Saturday, April 7th, 2018. 8:30-2:00 at the Perham High School. We'll be featuring 6 classes in the morning, breakfast and lunch, a goodie bag filled with products and a trunk show presentation by Sherri Falls of This & That patterns. Cost is only $60 (tickets are nonrefundable, but transferable)

(1.0 miles) Perham Fireworks July 4, 2018

Fireworks at 10:00pm at Krueger Field/Fairgrounds
Steve Richter 218-346-5575

(1.0 miles) East Ottertail County Fair July 19 -22, 2018

The County Fair has a free gate for the general fair. You can see the animals, look at the exhibits, experience the music entertainment for free. Carnival rides and Grandstand Events (Tractor Pull, etc.)
218-346-2750
or Diane Sazama 218-849-7520

(1.0 miles) Labor Day Sidewalk Sales August 31, Sept 1,2,3, 2018

Perham Chamber 218-346-7710
Perham sidewalk sales

(1.0 miles) Harvest Fest September 29, 2018

HARVEST FEST. Fall into the Season in Perham! Each fall, the Perham Events Committee hosts Harvest Fest. A time to celebrate the new season and enjoy the crisp fall air. You'll find inflatables for the kids, caramel apples, a corn pool, and pumpkins galore!
PErham Chamber 218-346-7710

(1.0 miles) Christmas Annual Focus Bazaar November 3, 2018

Since 1977, Perham's Women of Focus have gathering talented crafters from around the area for their annual Christmas Plus Bazaar. The crafters display and sell a wide variety of handmade arts and crafts for the holiday season.
Contact Katie Hennigar 218-371-6176

(1.0 miles) Walleye Fishing Opening

Walleye Fishing opener

(1.1 miles) Thanksgiving Gobble Wobble 5K

contact United Community Bank Perham 218-346-5700

(1.1 miles) Disgruntled Daze September 28 - 29, 2018

The Disgruntled Brewing formula is simple: Combine our slightly-gruff, admittedly never-quite-satisfied brewery, the world’s best ingredients, and then stand back and marvel as we produce one great beer after another. Ales. Lagers. Stouts. Wheat beers. Specialties. Seasonals. German. Belgian. Russian.

This is craft brewing set in a beautiful part of the state—a destination well worth the trip—love at first taste.
Disgruntled Brewery 218-346-4677

(1.1 miles) Black Powder Rendezvous Pioneer Fest Aug 17-19, 2018( A little bit of Vintage and a whole lot of Country)

August 17, 18, 19, 2018
Featuring:
Live Music
Art & Craft Sale
Historic Building Tours
Black Powder Shoot
Antique Tractor Pull & Kids Pedal Pull
Food & Beer Garden
Bonnie Lee 218-346-4395

(3.0 miles) Shimmer & Chic Bridal Show

January 27, 2018 Bridal show
call 218.346.6070

(11.7 miles) Ottertail ON ICE

February 2,3,4 2018
Worlds Largest Super Bowl Party On ICE
Join us as we kick off 150 years of Otter Tail County in a big way! The celebration will be held Saturday, Feb. 3 and Sunday, Feb. 4 on Otter Tail Lake. An extensive collection of events and activities will be offered for the whole family. Blocks of accommodation are available at nearby resorts and hotels. Or, set-up your ice house for a weekend on Otter Tail Lake! Buy your tickets today!

(12.5 miles) Otterdazzle Parade of Lights Ottertail December 1, 2018

Christmas Parade of Lights
Fireworks. Chili feed
Kathy 218-367-3097

(14.9 miles) Vergas Looney Daze August 9-12, 2018

Looney Daze and Parade
5K run/Walk
Street Fair
Food and Shopping vendors
Renee Sonnenberg 218-841-0712

(14.9 miles) Maple Syrup Fest

April 14, 2018
Village of Vergas Maple Syrup Fest in Vergas (2nd Sat.)
Eat pancakes, see how to make maple syrup, search for medallion, run/walk a 5K and shop...

(22.0 miles) Candlelight SKI (Cross Country Ski) February 24, 2018

Feb. 24, 2018
Maplewood State Park
5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
tel: 218-863-8383
Come ski, snowshoe or hike by candlelight around the beautiful one-mile Catarct Loop Trail. Participants can warm up around a fire and enjoy chili, hot drinks and a bon fire provided by the Friends of Maplewood State Park. Please join us for an enjoyable winter evening at Maplewood State Park.

(25.6 miles) Art of the Lakes Studio Tour July 20-22, 2018

Come view art by various participating artists.
Call Art of the Lakes Gallery 218.864.8606 for more details

(33.2 miles) Phelps Mill Arts Festival July 14-15, 2018

The Phelps Mill Festival is held every year on the 2nd weekend in July. The area's largest art and craft event of the summer. Two full days of art, food, entertainment, & kids' activities fill the Phelps Mill County Park which provides a beautiful setting for this annual event. We bring you high quality artists in a variety of work. In addition to shopping, we provide great entertainment appearing on the main stage and around the grounds. Nonprofits provide a variety of ethnic and American foods throughout both days.
(218) 826-6159
or Teresa Brause 218-739-2884

(52.3 miles) Otterfest August 10, 11, 2018

Friday Night Demo Derby
Saturday parade
Ottertail Business Association 218-457-0193
Kathy Grobeck 402-689-7694

(1,466.9 miles) Rib Cook Off June 23, 2018

Rib Cook Off – June 23, 2018
Each year, cookers from around the region gather for a grilling show in Perham. Each team has the opportunity to face off in a rib AND a chicken competition. Preliminary judges conduct a blind taste test for each entry and send the top six to the final round of judges. After another round of blind taste testing, the winners are confirmed!



The event is open to the public. People are encouraged to come chat with the cookers during the day – they might just share their secret recipes! Concessions are available throughout the day with a serving line available after the judging is completed. Everyone is able to sample the ribs and chicken from all of the cookers, along with a variety of sides.





When: Saturday June 23, 2018
Location: Compass/Arvig parking lot at 155 Second Avenue SW in Perham.
Music & Beverages throughout the day.
Feasting time is 4pm to 6pm (while supplies last).
All proceeds go to Perham YellowJacket Activities
Contact: Mike Peterson 218-849-8466

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