Mower County Historical Society
    1303 6th Ave. SW
    Austin, MN 55912

    Phone: (507) 437-6082

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Christmas in the County - 2019

The Historical Society is making plans for Christmas in the County This is the largest special event and fundraiser of the year. The Pre-Sell Bake Sale kicks off on Friday, December 13th from 3-5:30pm. Get a jump start on your holiday baking! There will be cookies of all shapes, sizes, and flavors selling for $5.00 a dozen. There will also be lefse, breads, pies, candies and other holiday goodies for sale. IF you are interested in baking for this event, please call the office for more details & deliver your items to the Administration Building by noon on Friday, December 13th.

The Main Event will take place on Saturday, December 14th from 11am-4pm in the Pioneer Building with lots of activites for the kids and a chance to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus from the North Pole. The Bake Sale will continue and homemade chili will be the main feature at the lunch stand. Don't miss the Silent Auction with over 100 baskets available for the bidding. Last bids will be accepted at 3:30pm. The horses & mules will be giving wagon & sleigh rides (weather permitting) around the grounds.

The Raffle drawing will take place at 3:00pm AND the Grand Prize is another amazing hand-crafted quilt from Virginia Bissen. To purchase a raffle ticket, please see any Board Member OR stop by the MCHS office during regular business hours Tues-Fri from 10am-2pm. Tickets are for $1.00 per chance. Several other prices are also on the raffle including a Winemakers Tour from Four Daughters, $100 Gift Certificate to the Old Mill, $100 Gift Certificate from Weis Landscaping, $50 Gift Certificate from Olde Tyme Antiques, $50 Gift Certificate to the Artworks Center and much more!

Christmas in the County has truly become a holiday tradition in Austin & Mower County. Don't miss your opportunity to experience a good "old fashioned" Christmas! Fun forthe whole family! Merry Christmas!  

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