3rd Annual Bluegrass Festival at the Baudette Depot
The Depot is happy to announce that the 3rd annual Bluegrass Festival will be August 5, from 4:00 – 8:00. The music starts at 4:00 p.m and dinner is served from 5:00-8:00. You won’t want to miss this great event! There will be 3 performances this year including The High 48s and Porcupine Creek.
Be sure to visit the Historic Baudette Depot while enjoying all the music and food! This Depot is the sole survivor of five Depots in the Lake of the Woods County. Pitt, Graceton, Cedar Spur and Williams have long disappeared from their original sites. The Depot is the last from it’s time period that still exists today in the country. Built in 1923, it replaced two earlier Depots, 1901 and 1908, both lost to fire.
The CN abandoned the Depot in the mid 1980’s. In 1997 it was purchased from the Canadian National Railway for a dollar by the Depot Preservation Alliance. In 2005 it was placed on the National Registry of Historic Places. The rest is history!
Renovations were completed in 2011 with the last exhibit being installed in May 2015! Enjoy all the exhibits showing means of travel to the area in the early and later years not only by rail but by water, automobile and airplane. Go to www.baudettedepot.orgfor more information on the Depot and this fun family event!
Also taking place earlier that day is the Farmer’s Market. Finish your day at the Depot listening to some great foot stomping music and terrific pulled pork, all the corn you can eat, and all the fixings!