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Moose Madness

October 16 - October 18

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Moose Madness

Moose Madness is a family-focused celebration of all things moose in Grand Marais, MN.Moose Madness Festival encourages families to unplug and play. Reconnect by participating in activities hosted by local businesses, enjoying the outdoors, and learning a few facts about our celebrated mascot. Moosey memories are waiting to be made! Throughout Moose Madness weekend, there are events for everyone. Activities range from the athletic to the artistic.

With considerations to the health and safety of participants, Moose Headquarters/Moose Central will not be open in 2020. There will be no activity/coloring packets and no prizes for Moose Bucks–save those bucks for next year! 

However, to continue in the Moosey spirit some Grand Marais’ businesses are hosting fun themed activities for families to participate in over MEA weekend:


Grand Marais State Bank Moose Madness Medallion Hunt

–2020 Medallion has been FOUND by The Davis Family from Mahtomedi, MN on Friday, October 16 around 1:30 pm in Bear Tree Park under the Lake Superior Plaque–


Moose Madness Family Instagram Challenge

Whether you are on the North Shore or enjoying MEA from home this year, celebrate with our moose madness challenge! It’s pretty simple:

  1. Kids alone or together as a family: craft a creative moose! Could be a drawing, painting, woodcarving, paper sculpture, fiber art, photography, printmaking, tinfoil- whatever you can imagine!
  2. Take a photo of your creation
  3. Post the photo on Instagram and use the hashtag: #moosecraftchallenge (If you don’t use Instagram, you can also email your submission to swaddle@northhouse.org)
  4. We’ll highlight some of the submissions on our Instagram page, and we’ll enter all submissions in a random drawing to win a $50 gift certificate you can use towards an online class with North House this winter! (Post or email your submissions by Monday October 19th to be entered into the challenge)

North House Folk School will host a number of short drop-by activities for family small groups on campus: outdoors and/or windows open, masks on (probably coats too!). Drop by and observe craftspeople demonstrating or try your hand at a small family project. Materials fee varies, payable to instructor. First-come, first-served. More details available here: Family Weekend, 10/15-19, 2020

Grand Marais Apple Festival – Saturday 10/17

Spend the day doing all kinds of fun apple-themed activities around Grand Marais:

10 am – 5 pm: Pick your own apples and visit the Farm Store:

Ray Block Orchard – 36 East Rosebush Lane
Stan Bautch Orchard – 1315 East Highway 61
Great Expectations School Orchard – 550 East 5th Street
Berglund Farm/Lake View Natural Dairy – 140 County Road 56

10am – 5 pm: Carmel Apple Demos & Sale at Gunflint Mercantile

12 pm – 5 pm: Cider Pressing Demos at Great Expectations School

12 pm – 5 pm: Apple Farm Stand
in parking lot in front of Cook County Community Center

Surprise Bags for Kiddos at the Cook County Whole Foods Coop

The Cook County Whole Foods Coop is handing out Surprise Bags for children at the cash registers in their store all weekend!

Homemade Caramel Apples for sale at the Gunflint Mercantile

Stop by the Gunflint Mercantile in downtown Grand Marais, you won’t want to miss the chance to taste one of their homemade caramel apples. Owner Chelsea makes the caramel from scratch in small batches at the Mercantile and uses hand-picked local apples. Available at the window starting Tuesday October 13th. Supplies limited.

“Pushing Joy” Art Supply Sale – Wednesday 10/14 – Sunday 10/18

50% Off of all art supplies under the orange tent in the back yard of Joy & Company!




October 16
October 18
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