NORTH MORRISTOWN, MINNESOTA, on the Fourth of July is grassroots Americana.
From the country setting to the popular parade featuring the Candy House to a medallion hunt and flag-raising ceremony and concerts and offerings of homemade pies and much more, this celebration reflects rural America at its best.
If you haven’t experienced July 4 at North Morristown, I suggest you travel to this southern Minnesota holiday destination this week.
Here you’ll find BINGO and bands, burgers and beer, and, at day’s end, fireworks bursting over farm fields.
For many, this event represents an annual reunion with family and friends. Even with no roots to this place, I embrace this celebration, delighting in some really good food, visiting with friendly people and enjoying the music of crowd favorite Monroe Crossings, which returns year after year to perform at North Morristown on the Fourth.
If you appreciate the company of good folks who value country, community, family and hard work, then North Morristown will appeal to you. Bring your lawn chair. Bring your appetite. Bring your kids and/or grandkids. And be sure to express your gratitude to the volunteers who make this event happen. Thank them. And buy a $2 celebration button to show your financial support.
Billed as the longest-running Fourth of July celebration in Minnesota at 127 years, this is a must-attend for anyone interested in an authentic, down-to-earth way to commemorate our nation’s birthday.
© Copyright 2019 Audrey Kletscher Helbling