Preston is hosting Trout Days this weekend and it is the place to be for all your weekend fun.

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There are several events throughout the weekend including City-Wide Garage Sales with 21 locations to shop till you drop which gets started on Friday. It is also the 10th anniversary of the start of Preston's 9-Hole Fishing Course!

In 2012, the Minnesota Trout Association laid out a self-guided, 9-hole trout fishing course to introduce trout anglers to a 0.8 mile reach of blue ribbon trout water in the South Branch Root River. Nine distinct holes ranging from 40 yards to 120 yards are marked beginning at hole 9 – The Big Bend Rapids, just below the trailhead, upstream to hole 1 – The St. Paul Street Bridge (known beyond the city limits as Fillmore County Road 17).

 

Each hole features different flow characteristics that will challenge anglers and help develop your angling skills whether you fish from shore with live bait or wade in the stream with spinners or flies. All three species, brook, brown, and rainbow trout, inhabiting streams of the Driftless region, have been taken within the boundaries of the 9-hole course.

 

You can check out the map of the 9-hole Fishing Course here.

The Preston EMS Takeout Steak Dinner Fundraiser starts Friday at 5 p.m at the EMS building and you can get advance tickets at City Hall for $20 or at the door for $25.

Saturday features the Kid's Fishing Contest. It's at Camp Creek outside of Preston in Maust’s Pasture – Look for the signs – You must be with an adult and must bring your own equipment and bait. This is for ages 12 and under! Lunch is included and you can register for prizes.

Preston Pop Up Market, which features 30 different vendors is also Saturday along with the Show and Shine Car Show, the Grand Parade at 4 pm and so much more!

Preston is going to be the place to be this weekend. Check out the full schedule of events below:

Preston Trout Days Schedule For Friday, May, 20th

  • All Day – Fish Preston’s 9-Hole Fishing Course (10 year anniversary!) – View Map Here
  • All Day – City-Wide Garage Sales – Maps available @ City Hall & Preston Visitor’s Center by May 18 – Click Here for the Map or see below!
Preston Trout Days Garage Sales Map (click to enlarge)
Preston Trout Days Garage Sales Map (click to enlarge)
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Preston Trout Days Garage Sales (click to enlarge)
Preston Trout Days Garage Sales (click to enlarge)
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  • 12pm – Studio316, School of Dance and Music, Ribbon Cutting with PACC, 301 St. Paul St.
  • 5pm – Preston EMS Takeout Steak Dinner Fundraiser – EMS Building – $20 advance tickets at City Hall – $25 at the door
  • 8pm-Midnight – SpinDrive DJs @ The Club – No cover – 21+ – ID required @ Door

Preston Trout Days Schedule for Saturday, May 21st

  • All Day – Fish Preston’s 9-Hole Fishing Course (10 year anniversary!) – View Map Here
  • All Day – City-Wide Garage Sales – Maps available @ City Hall & Preston Visitor’s Center by May 18 – Click Here for the Map
  • 7am-10:30am – Preston Lion’s Club Pancake/French Toast Breakfast – Preston United Methodist Church
  • 8am-10am – Fillmore County Master Gardener’s Plant Sale – Perennials, veggie plants, books & yard art for sale. Rain/shine. Watch for signs! Highway Office Parking Lot, 909 Houston St. NW
  • 9am-On – Beer Tent and Bloody Marys with Jess & Eric – The Club
  • 9am – Kid’s Fishing Contest – Camp Creek outside of Preston in Maust’s Pasture – Look for signs – Must be with an adult and must bring your own equipment and bait. Ages 12 and under! Lunch is included and you can register for prizes!
  • 9am-11am – FREE Youth Orvis Fly Fishing 101 – The Driftless Fly Fishing Company – Call 507-765-4915 or email melvin@minnesotaflyfishing.com to sign up!
  • 10am-2pm – Preston Pop Up Market – Shop several vendors located on Fillmore Street Downtown!
  • 10am-3pm – Quip and Quilt Group Quilt Show – @ Preston Public Library
  • 10am-6pm – Bounce Houses (FREE) and Bungee Trampoline – West Courthouse Parking Lot PLUS Abby’s Concession, Face Painting, and MORE on Fillmore Street!
  • 10am-Gone – VFW Chicken BBQ – The Club
  • 10am-3pm – Preston Historical Society Caboose & Elevator Tours – FREE tours @ Trailhead
  • 11am-On – Preston Fire Department Beer Garden & Food
  • 11am-3pm – Show and Shine Car Show – Downtown Main Street – Contact Preston Service Plus with questions 507-765-3846 – No registration required!
  • 12pm-12:30pm – Just For Kix Performance – Main St. @ Car Show
  • 12pm-2pm – Magazine Signing & Open House for Ila Mae Olstad – in the Caboose at the Historic Campus (Trailhead) – Olstad’s article was published in The Milwaukee Railroader, “A Decade on the Extra Crew Trains – Iowa, Dakotas and Montana”
  • 1pm-3pm – BINGO – The Club – Sponsored by Preston Lion’s Club
  • 1pm – Bean Bag Tournament – The Club – $20/team Pre-sign up at The Club or the day of
  • 1pm-4pm – Fly Fish Cast Game – The Club & Driftless Fly Fishing Co.
  • 1pm-4pm – Balloons By Kevin – In front of Preston Foods
  • 4pm – GRAND PARADE – Downtown
  • After Parade – Kid’s Pedal Pull on Fillmore St.
  • After Parade – Preston Veteran’s Scholarship Fund Drawing – The Club
  • 5pm-7pm – Live Music – Brenda and Matt Stier – Trout City Brewing
  • 8pm-Midnight – Live Music – The Blue Ringers– The Club – No cover – 21+ – ID required @ door
  • DUSK – FIREWORKS – Preston Fire Dept. – Going off @ City Softball Fields (NEW!)

Preston Trout Days Schedule for Sunday, May 22nd

Dave Collett Memorial Tractor Pull – Fillmore County Fairgrounds – Sign up starts at 9am – Pull starts at 10am – Call Bronson Hahn with questions 507-884-4378.

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