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Send your wishes sailing over Lake Pepin this Saturday.

Send your wishes sailing over Lake Pepin this Saturday during the Fall Equinox Festival at Widespot Performing Arts Center in Stockholm.  Buy a sky lantern for $5, write your wishes on it, and send it sailing after the parade.  If water is more to your taste, learn the ancient art of origami at SideSpot.  Write your wishes on a piece of paper, learn to fold it into a boat, and join the Lighted Lantern Parade later in the evening down to Lake Pepin to launch your wish boat.  Stay for the bonfire featuring a flame throwing trebuchet with organic fire balls, of course.

This Saturday, September 22, Mu Daiko Japanese taiko drum ensemble will once again usher in autumn, first with a drum demonstration and clinic at SideSpot at 3:00 p.m. and then with an original, full-length show at Widespot’s main stage at 7:00 p.m.  Attend the SideSpot demonstration for free, but buy your $15 ticket to the Widespot full-length performance.

Earlier in the day on Saturday between noon and 6 p.m., celebrate fall by savoring the delights of the Lake Pepin region as interpreted by Chef Judy Krohn at the Maiden Rock Winery & Cidery Food, Wine & Cider Festival.  Discover delicious wine pairings.  Taste the newly-released ciders and wines.  Sample a collection of Wisconsin-produced hard ciders from wineries around the state.   Find out the tips and techniques for making hard cider and what to consider when cooking with cider.  Make your reservations early; they are required.  Adult tickets are $35 and children’s are $15. 

Attend both the Maiden Rock Winery & Cidery's Food, Wine & Cider Festival and the Fall Equinox at a discount with tickets of $43 for adults and $18 for children.  Purchase your combined tickets at

Set aside some time to stroll through Stockholm, browse the shops, and see what’s new for fall.

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