Extraordinary and Everyday Events
What past community events were the talk of the town?

A MAYOR AT DINNER

Beginning in the 1920’s, Faribault regularly celebrated the diversity of products manufactured in town with a “Made in Faribault” dinner. This photo, ca. 1950, shows Mayor Frank Duncan working hard to instill civic pride by enjoying locally-made Fleck’s beer and Treasure Cave Cheese.


PERFORMANCES

The members of the German Harmonia (above), a dramatic society (left), and the Shattuck football team (below) all attracted community spectators.
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THE PEONY FESTIVAL

Surrounded by rich farm land, Faribault is home to many agriculture-related industries. Beginning in 1927, the town celebrated its status as “Peony Capital of the Word” with an annual festival and parade.

 

   

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