Perham Area


June 8th @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

To commemorate Otter Tail County's 150th Anniversary, the Otter Tail County Historical Society is sponsering a tour of historic Downtown New York Mills on Friday, June 8th 6pm.

When Otter Tail County commissioners held their first official meeting in September 1868, there was no New York Mills. Where the city is now was once a dense forest of white pine, red and white oak, tamarack and ash. This drew the attention of New York entrepreneurs Henry Van Aerman, Olcot Boardman and George Cornwall to form the New York Mills Company headquartered in Olean, New York. Arrangements were made to construct a lumber mill, the materials of which arrived in 1872 on the first rail car to the site. It was not until 1882 that the company had the property surrounding the mill platted and laid out into lots and block. The plat was recorded in 1883 with the name New York Mills.

By the early 20th century New York Mills became a destination for Finnish immigrants. Public saunas and a strong cooperative movement characterized Finnish influence on the community.

Come and explore the history and heritage of New York Mills. The tour begins at 6 p.m. in front of the Regional Cultural Center (24 Main Ave N). Cost is $5. For more information, contact the Otter Tail County Historical Society at 218-736-6038.

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Hosta Day 2018
June 9th @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

We will be leaving Jean's at 10:30 AM on Saturday, June 9th and travel about 25 minutes to the home of Art and Rosa Carr. They have 1500 different varieties of hostas! Wander through and enjoy the gardens. Lunch will be provided. We'll head back to Jean's later in the day for dessert and 25% off everything! Please RSVP to reserve your spot on the bus.

Where: Jean's The Right Plant Place

420 3rd Ave SE, Perham, Minnesota 56573

Source, image, credits, more information & hosted by: Jean's The Right Plant Place

Patrick Murphy Live!
June 9th @ 9:00 pm - 12:00 am

Patrick Murphy iz back live at Little Pine Z! Muzic ztartz at 9 pm!

Where: Zorbaz on Little Pine Lake

45738 County Highway 51, Perham, Minnesota 56573

Source, image, credits, more information & hosted by: Patrick Murphy Live and Zorbaz on Little Pine Lake

Finex Cooking Demo
June 9th @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Cast iron pans are amazing. They’re sturdy, they’re versatile, and they have the potential to make some absurdly delicious dishes. However, many people are daunted by cast iron, and instead opt for cheaper non-stick aluminum cookware. The fact is, cast iron pans are very easy to use for frying, baking, and basically any other type of cooking. Let's learn how wonderful Finex cast iron cookware really is and watch our pro demo the great product.

Where: Nest

902 Market St, Perham, Minnesota 56573

Source, image, credits, more information & hosted by: Nest

Live Music: Jesse Eugene
June 9th @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Jesse Eugene is a one-man band who plays a kick drum and hi-hat, along with his guitar and harmonicas, to create a full, rhythmic sound that will surely make audiences get up and groove!

Where: Disgruntled Brewing

735 2nd St NE, Perham, Minnesota 56573

Source, image, credits, more information & hosted by: Disgruntled Brewing


Great American Think-Off
June 9th @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


The Great American Think-Off is an exhibition of civil disagreement between powerful ideas that connect to your life at the gut level. 

The Cultural Center, located in the rural farm and manufacturing town of New York Mills, sponsors this annual philosophy contest. 

2018 marks the 26th annual Think-Off competition. The Great Debate takes place on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the New York Mills School Auditorium. A reception immediately follows at the Cultural Center (just a few blocks away at 24 Main Avenue North).

During the debate, the four finalists will argue their sides of this year's question: "Which plays a larger role in shaping ones life: success or failure?" with the answer being determined by audience vote. Come be a part of the 2018 Think-Off and determination of this year's "Greatest American Thinker"!

Tickets to the Think-Off are $12 in advance, $15 at the door, $5 for students, and can be purchased online by clicking here: Contact us at the Center with any questions at 218-385-3339.

The Reception following the debate is free to attend and open to all. Join the four finalists in the beautiful Cultural Center gallery and continue the conversation about this year's topic, while taking in the Gallery exhibit, shopping in our Gift Store, and enjoying food & drinks (complimentary hors d'oeuvres and cash bar).

We hope to see you June 9th in New York Mills!

Where: New York Mills Public Schools

209 Hayes Ave, New York Mills, Minnesota 56567

Source, image, credits, more information & hosted by: Great American Think-Off and New York Mills Regional Cultural Center

Pancake Breakfast
June 9th @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am


The annual Cub Scout Pancake Breakfast is quickly approaching. Come on out and show the scouts your support. Free will donation will be used towards camps and other activities through the scouting year! As always we appreciate the communities support. See you there!

Where: Central Park

New York Mills, Minnesota 56567

Source, image, credits, more information & hosted by: Cub Scout Pack 309

Ronald McDonald House Charity Ride
June 9th @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


The Ronald McDonald House provides a "home away from home" for families whose children are receiving care at any medical facility in Fargo-Moorhead.

More than 900 family members stay at our Houses every year. Families come from throughout North & South Dakota, Minnesota and beyond the tri-state region.

Pre-registration is now closed. You may still register at the Ride!

Thank you all for your continued support.

We raised a total of $123,797.50 this year!

Where: VFW Post 3289
120 S Boardman Ave, New York Mills, MN 56567

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