Spend a Weekend

in Houston County, Minn.


Houston County is home to lots of good eats, including long-time neighborhood staples, and fresh new start-ups.


Sleep comfortably at one of our local hotels or bed & breakfasts, or under the stars at one of Houston County’s many campgrounds.

Arts & Culture

Community theaters, art galleries, outdoor concerts, and museums provide plenty of year-round arts and culture fun in Houston County.


Charming antique stores, gift shops, and mom-and-pop we-have-it-all stores provide lots of fun shopping explorations.


Houston County offers a wealth of outdoor recreational activities, including excellent snowmobile trails, gorgeous hiking and biking trails, and some of the best trout fishing in the state. 

Scenic Drives

Houston County, located in the heart of the Driftless Region, provides some of the most scenic drives in the state, with winding roads, undulating valleys and bluffs, and stunning scenic overlooks.

Houston County, Minn. By the Seasons

Annual events to watch for, every season of the year.

  • Bluff Country Artist Studio Tour 
    End of April

  • Syttende Mai 
    Spring Grove, mid-May

  • City-wide Garage Sales
    Multiple towns; watch City websites

  • Root River Triathalon
    Houston; May

  • Caledonia Founder’s Day 

  • Brownsville Days
    End of June

  • Eitzen Family Fun Fest 
    July 3rd-4th

  • Ye Olde Gray Barn Musical 
    Spring Grove; mid-July

  • Houston Hoedown Days
    Last full weekend of July

  • Houston County Fair
    Caledonia; mid-August

  • Applefest
    La Crescent; mid-September

  • Taste of the Trail 
    Houston, mid-September

  • UffDa Fest 
    Spring Grove, first weekend in October

  • Wild Turkey Fest & Hot Air Balloon Rally
    Caledonia; late October

  • Tundra Swan Migration
    Brownsville; late October–November

  • Houston Arts Festival
    Houston, Saturday after Thanksgiving

  • Winter Wonderland & Hot Air Balloon Rally
    Caledonia, first full weekend in December

  • Houston Hollidazzle

  • International Owl Festival
    Houston; first full weekend in March

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