Monday, August 1, 2022

Oldenburg House Getting Jazzed for the Honey Bee Festival and More

Here we go... With the worst behind us, events have been opening up all around the Northland, and all around the country if our region is any kind of indicator. Two noteworthy items to pass on... The Honey Bee Festival is back at the Oldenburg House, celebrating the pollinators as well as the local habitat. It's an annual two-day fest with music, dance, vendors, food and more.

3:00 - 10:00 PM

11:30 AM - 10:00 PM

One Day Passes are $20 and a Two Day Pass is $30.

The lineup of performing musicians is fabulous as always. Many fan favorites will be on hand. And then there's Cookin' at the O' kicking off another season of intimate top-drawer jazz with a whole clutch of Petersons present to lift you to higher realms.

On Saturday there will be a Swarm Bike Ride, with three swarms gathering and starting from three locations, Carlton Bike Rental in Moose Lake, Wussow's in West Duluth, and TJs Country Corner in Mahtowa. If you don't have a bike but can get a ride to Moose Lake, you can rent one from Carlton Bike Rental there and return it in Carlton. (Just sayin')  

Participants receive admission to Saturday festival, SWARM t-shirt, free beverage ticket and support on the trail. Details HERE

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Here are the lineups for Friday and Saturday
Randy Lee Ensemble
Andy Peterson Quartet
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The Return - Cookin' at the O
Glenn Swanson
Billy Peterson
Ricky Peterson
Jason Peterson DeLaire

Terrence Smith/Hive Jive
Boss Mama
Steve's "Overpopulated" One Man Band
Anam Cara — barn dance
Briand Morrison & Roxanne Berglund
The Langerstons
The Fish Heads
Ingeborg von Agassiz
Rich Mattson and the Northstars
Andrew Walesch

Bee Fest will have booths with artisans and craftspersons.

And yes, there will be a mermaid in the pool again this year.

For sure there will be bees.

The place will be a stream of creative energy. 
In addition to two days of music you will find:
Plein Air Painters
• Outdoor Painters of Minnesota
Terrence Smith
• Hive Jive
Splash the Mermaid
• at the pool
Honey-infused food and drink
Bee-inspired arts & crafts
Info & advocacy to support pollinators
Room at the Table
Dogs N' Kabobs


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This event is an outgrowth of the Oldenburg Arts & Cultural Community (OACC). Learn more at OACC.US  

And in the event you are too far away to enjoy this celebration, the Oldenburg House is also a Bed & Breakfast adjacent to Jay Cook State Park and some fabulous natural beauty. To learn more, visit

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