2019 Activities


Best In Area Grilling Competition

Saturday, August 31: 4-6 pm

Does your catering business or restaurant have what it takes to be voted Winona's Best BBQ? Ticket holders will vote for their favorite entries, and you'll get a cash prize and bragging rights as the Local BBQ Grand Champion!

For more details and entry forms click here.

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Beer & Wine Tasting

Sunday, September 1: 4-6 p.m.

Be sure to buy your tickets for these exciting events to sample the tremendous variety of beer available in our region!

Tickets to the tasting are $20 per person in advance, and $25 the day of the event. Pre-sale tickets are available at Hy-Vee, Midtown Foods, Leighton Broadcasting, the Winona Chamber of Commerce, and Ed's (no name) Bar. Must be 21 or over to attend. Tickets include collector tasting glass at the event.



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Ed's (no name) Bar

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4th Annual Big Muddy Bags Tournament:

Sunday, September 1

Organized by: Coulee Region Cornhole

Double Elimination Tournament/Competitive & Social Divisions

No Pre-Registration required. $20 per team.

Day-of Registration at 12:30, bags fly at 1 pm.

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City Auto Glass

Art & Craft Fair:

Saturday, August 31 from 1-6 pm

The Big Muddy Brew 'N Que is teaming up with Island City Brewing Company and the Winona Artisan Market to host the art and craft fair at Island City's parking lot on Saturday, August 31 from 1-6 p.m. Head on over to check out some of the best local and regional arts and crafts vendors. 

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Kids's Activities:

Sunday, September 1 from Noon-3 pm

Bring the kids! The Big Muddy Brew 'N Que is not just for grown up fun. Kids can enjoy games, dancing, water gun painting, yard games, hula hoops, bubbles, kerplunk, and so much more. Don't let your kids miss out on the festival of the summer at Levee Park, right on the Mississippi River, in Historic Winona MN.

Activites organized by The Playground

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Live Music

The Big Muddy Main Stage overlooking the Great Mississippi River will feature live music throughout the event. All music events are free! Be sure to bring your own chairs and blankets to enjoy the music. Check out the schedule of events for entertainment line up