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Hutterian Brethren Tour

Tuesday, May 18

It’s time to get out of the house for a really fun day. Please note that you don’t have much time to sign up. Why do I keep offering this tour? If you’ve ever been there, the answer is obvious. It’s that good… and we missed out in 2020. We’re returning to Starland for a day with the Hutterian Brethren. Sandy, the Princess of GFW, has once again tweaked the tour with new highlights and lots time with the Hutterites. We’ll begin with an included light breakfast and shopping at Home Place in Gibbon and then spend some time browsing at other really neat shops in this quaint little town. Then it’s time for Starland, the area home of the Hutterian Brethren. Time will be allowed to learn about these folks and also for casual browsing and shopping. Bring your questions! (Much of their income goes directly to the mission field.) The Hutterites are a religious group originating in 1528 during the Reformation. They live communally in rural North America. We’ll learn about their unique lifestyle, religion, customs, traditions, and history; how they earn their living; what they do in their leisure time and enjoy an included family style dinner. Bring your billfolds for the opportunity to purchase items they produce at Starland.

$64 pp          Click Here to Register!

Cokato 6:30 AM-4:45 PM • Howard Lake 6:45 AM-4:30 PM • Winsted 7:00 AM-4:15 PM • Lester Prairie 7:15 AM-4:00 PM • Plato 7:30 AM-3:45 PM • NYA 7:40 AM-3:30 PM • Arlington 8:00 AM-3:10 PM • Gaylord 8:15 AM-3:00 PM


Barn Quilts: The Hometown Hollander Tour

Friday, June 11

The Hometown Hollander TourWhile there were no Barn Quilt Tours in 2020 due to COVID-19, there was plenty of action happening getting ready for 2021! The group was busy painting new barn quilts, authoring new books and planning a new “signature” tour. Join us for the Hometown Hollander Tour, where you will see some of the newest quilts, as well as a few old-time favorites.

The tour includes eight farm sites and special stops at The Granary in Hamburg, a picturesque farm site hosting one of the original barn quilts, an expanded occasional store including an art studio and variety of gifts and modern farm home décor. In addition, we’ll see their ever- growing group of fun goats and alpacas. We’ll visit the home of a professional gardener, who has worked at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum for 30+ years, designing its gardens and selecting the annual color scheme for the 39,000 tulips that adorn the property.

Lunch is included at the Cologne House Café (make your selection below). We’ll spend the afternoon in the Cologne area, hometown to our Tour Guide and her Hollander Home Farm. There, we’ll see two large barn quilts with tulip Hollander themes and a new barn door mural. Barn Quilt gifts, new books and souvenirs will be available in their renovated Gift Shop. Sunny Hill Farm, which hosts one of the few remaining historic round barns in the State. The grounds of this farm site are extraordinary, along with the quaint barn quilt that graces an outdoor building leading up the estate driveway.

Our day wouldn’t be complete without an ice cream stop at Bongards Creamery. A “Holstein Mural” greets guests as they enter the retail store. You can shop their full selection of cheese including those all-time favorite cheese curds. A group photo may be in line with “Bonnie”, their 20 foot tall fiberglass cow. She loves visitors and is extremely photogenic, always ready to hop into your tour photo.

$62 pp          Click Here to Register!

Cokato 7:45 AM-3:45 PM • Howard Lake 8:00 AM-3:30 PM • Winsted 8:15 AM-3:15 PM • Lester Prairie 8:30 AM-3:00 PM • Plato 8:45 AM-2:45 PM • NYA 9:00 AM-2:30 PM

Lunch will be croissant sandwiches, with your choice of meat, all served with cheese, lettuce, tomato and onion. The box lunches will also include chips, pickle, cookie and bottle of water.

Please select from the following: #1 Turkey • #2 Ham • #3 Corned Beef • #4 Chicken Salad


Piano Man

Wednesday, June 23

Piano ManOur destination is the Ives Auditorium in Bloomington where we’ll begin with an included lunch of BBQ chicken served with southern style green beans, beer cheese mac, cole slaw, buttermilk biscuits, desserts, and coffee/tea and water. (You’re invited to join me for a brief tour of the facility after lunch.) Then we’ll head for the theatre for Piano Man starring Brian Pekol. Piano Man is a melodious salute to the ’50’s, ’60’s and ’70’s through the classic songs of Jerry Lee Lewis, Elton John, Billy Joel and more. This fun-filled musical trip down memory lane features a full band with Brian Pekol on keyboards singing such tunes as “Great Balls of Fire,” “Rocket Man,” “Benny and the Jets,” and, of course, “Piano Man.”

$86 pp          Click Here to Register!

Cokato 9:00 AM-5:30 PM • Howard Lake 9:15 AM-5:15 PM • Winsted 9:30 AM-5:00 PM • Lester Prairie 9:45 AM-4:45 PM • Plato 10:00 AM-4:30 PM • NYA 10:15 AM-4:15 PM • Waconia 10:30 AM-4:00 PM • Chanhassen 10:45 AM-3:45 PM


Ole & Lena at the State Fair

Tuesday, July 13

Ole and Lena at the State FairWe’ll begin with an included buffet lunch at the Coyote Moon Grille and then head for the St. Cloud Paramount Theatre for Ole & Lena at the State Fair. It’s Ole’s favorite event of the year – State Fair! Unfortunately, Lena doesn’t share Ole’s excitement. For years, Lena has been in countless competitions with her arch-rival, Elaine Danielson. This year Lena has a new trick up her sleeve that she’s sure will tip the balance in her favor.

$81 pp          Click Here to Register!

Waconia 9:00 AM-5:45 PM • NYA 9:15 AM-5:30 PM • Plato 9:30 AM-5:15 PM • Lester Prairie 9:45 AM-5:00 PM • Winsted 10:00 AM-4:45 PM • Howard Lake 10:15 AM-4:30 PM • Cokato 10:30 AM-4:15 PM


Skyrock Farm – It’s for ALL Ages

Tuesday, July 20

Skyrock FarmsBack by popular demand! One of the top “things to do” in Minnesota… and I’ve arranged for special children’s prices! If you’ve ever visited House on the Rock, Circus World or a carnival or circus, enjoyed a great meal, or have a love for horses (and jumping), plus a mini-train ride around the grounds, this tour is for ALL AGES! Think of the “Happiest Music on Earth” you hear on merry-go-rounds or at the circus as ornate gilded organs are demonstrated. How the music is “punched” on cardboard is really fascinating. A wonderful included buffet lunch follows. Then we’ll head to the horse barn for a really fun and informative horse jumping demonstration. Following the show, you’ll have time to check things out further on your own and perhaps go for a mini-train ride around the grounds. Ask anyone who joined me in 2018 & 2019, people of all ages will enjoy this one!

$83 pp Adults | $68 Ages 12 & Under         Click Here to Register!

Cokato 8:15AM-4:30 PM • Howard Lake 8:30 AM-4:15 PM • Winsted 8:45 AM-4:00 PM • Lester Prairie 9:00 AM-3:45 PM • Plato 9:15 AM-3:30 PM • NYA 9:30 AM-3:15 PM • Waconia 9:45 AM-3:00 PM


Man in Black – The Music of Johnny Cash

Thursday, July 22

Man in BlackOur destination is the Ives Auditorium in Bloomington where we’ll begin with an included lunch of meatloaf, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans almondine, cold salad, dinner rolls, desserts, and coffee/tea and water. (You’re invited to join me for a brief tour of the facility after lunch.) Then we’ll head for the theatre for Man in Black – The Music of Johnny Cash, a rousing celebration of the legendary Johnny Cash. His unique sound embraced country music, rock and roll, rockabilly, blues, folk and gospel, so expect this concert to be jam-packed with such hits as “I Walk the Line,” “Ring of Fire,” “Get Rhythm,” and, of course, “Folsom Prison Blues.”

$86 pp          Click Here to Register!

Cokato 9:00 AM-5:30 PM • Howard Lake 9:15 AM-5:15 PM • Winsted 9:30 AM-5:00 PM • Lester Prairie 9:45 AM-4:45 PM • Plato 10:00 AM-4:30 PM • NYA 10:15 AM-4:15 PM • Waconia 10:30 AM-4:00 PM • Chanhassen 10:45 AM-3:45 PM


The Duttons

Monday, July 26

The DuttonsWe’ll begin with an included buffet lunch at the Coyote Moon Grille and then head for the St. Cloud Paramount Theatre for The Duttons. Back by popular demand! The Duttons consist of three generations that have been recording, performing and touring together professionally for over 20 years. Their ability to adapt and play just about any style of music is just one of the things that makes them so unique.

$93 pp          Click Here to Register!

Waconia 9:10 AM-5:45 PM • NYA 9:30 AM-5:30 PM • Plato 9:45 AM-5:15 PM • Lester Prairie 10:00 AM-5:00 PM • Winsted 10:15 AM-4:45 PM • Howard Lake 10:30 AM-4:30 PM • Cokato 10:45 AM-4:15 PM


Stop in the Name of Love
A Musical Celebration of Female Groups of the ‘50s, ‘60s & ‘70s

Wednesday, August 4

Stop in the Name of LoveLet’s try it again for the Ives Auditorium in Bloomington where we’ll begin with an included lunch of Swedish meatballs in cream gravy, mashed potatoes, vegetable du jour, apple cranberry walnut salad, dinner rolls (Sam’s Fabulous Buns), assorted desserts, coffee, decaffeinated coffee and hot tea. (Special dietary meals available by request ahead of time.) Stop in the Name of Love features a fresh, new singing group, The Encores, whose unique blend of harmonies and rhythms highlight some of the greatest songs from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s made famous by the legendary female groups of the era. Backed by a full band, The Encores will perform such hits as “Respect,” “Leader of the Pack,” “Son of a Preacher Man,” “Be My Baby,” “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” “Mama Said,” “I Feel The Earth Move” and of course, “Stop, In The Name Of Love!” The Encores will keep you smiling in this must-take musical trip down memory lane!

$86 pp          Click Here to Register!

Cokato 9:00 AM-5:30 PM • Howard Lake 9:15 AM-5:15 PM • Winsted 9:30 AM-5:00 PM • Lester Prairie 9:45 AM-4:45 PM • Plato 10:00 AM-4:30 PM • NYA 10:15 AM-4:15 PM • Waconia 10:30 AM-4:00 PM • Chanhassen 10:45 AM-3:45 PM


Mississippi Lock & Dam Boat Cruise

Saturday, August 7

Lock and DamWe are so fortunate to be able to enjoy this tour! We missed out last year. The Ford Lock & Dam is open only on a few rare dates, and everyone should have the opportunity to see how it works. It is so awesome and amazing… and something that could become history! We’re headed for Harriet Island in St. Paul where we’ll take in the beautiful sites along this historically narrated cruise, which travels through the Ford Lock and Dam – Lock #1, from St. Paul into Minneapolis and returning to Harriet Island. It truly is amazing how the riverboat is raised and lowered to get through the lock. Kids will love it! We’ll be treated to an included buffet lunch of BBQ chicken, pulled pork with buns, green chili cheddar corn bread, potato salad, coleslaw, watermelon wedges, cookies and coffee.

$85 pp Adults | $69 Ages 3-17         Click Here to Register!

Cokato 7:45 AM-5:45 PM • Howard Lake 8:00 AM-5:30 PM • Winsted 8:15 AM-5:15 PM • Lester Prairie 8:30 AM-5:00 PM • Plato 8:45 AM-4:45 PM • NYA 9:00 AM-4:30 PM • Waconia 9:15 AM-4:15 PM • Chanhassen 9:30 AM-4:00 PM


“I Am He Said”

Celebrating the Music of Neil Diamond

Friday, August 27

I Am He SaidThis performance is outstanding… and we’ve got tickets! We’ll begin with an included buffet lunch at the Coyote Moon Grille and then head for the St. Cloud Paramount Theatre for I Am He Said” – Celebrating the Music of Neil Diamond. Matt Vee, along with cousins Jeff and Tommy Vee, local music scene veterans and sons of the legendary Bobby Vee, join forces with their family and friends as The Killer Vees to celebrate the music from a timeless catalog.

$87 pp          Click Here to Register!

Waconia 9:00 AM-5:45 PM • NYA 9:15 AM-5:30 PM • Plato 9:30 AM-5:15 PM • Lester Prairie 9:45 AM-5:00 PM • Winsted 10:00 AM-4:45 PM • Howard Lake 10:15 AM-4:30 PM • Cokato 10:30 AM-4:15 PM


A Bench in the Sun

Wednesday, September 15

Bench in the SunThe grandkids are back in school, and fall will soon be here! After an included buffet lunch at DayTrippers Dinner Theatre, it’s time for A Bench in the Sun. Harold and Burt, longtime friends, live in a retirement home and spend their days on a bench in the garden bickering. A once famous actress has just moved in, giving them something new to argue over. When they learn that the home is about to be sold and they will have to find a new residence, the three join forces to prevent this upsetting development.

$80 pp          Click Here to Register!

Cokato 9:45 AM-5:45 PM • Howard Lake 10:00 AM-5:30 PM • Winsted 10:15 AM-5:15 PM • Lester Prairie 1:30 AM-5:00 PM • Plato 10:45 AM-4:45 PM • NYA 11:00 AM-4:30 PM • Waconia 11:15 AM-4:15 PM • Chanhassen 11:30 AM-4:00- PM


Linda & Company
The Music of Linda Ronstadt, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris & Others

Thursday, September 23

Our destination is the Ives Auditorium in Bloomington where we’ll begin with included roast beef & gravy, roadside potatoes, vegetables du jour, Caesar salad, dinner roll, dessert, coffee and tea. Then we’ll head for the theatre for Linda & Company: The Music of Linda Ronstadt, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris & Others. Experience Linda Ronstadt, the rock ‘n’ roll star with a voice that soared. Linda & Company features songs spanning the entirety of her career in folk, rock, jazz, and country, plus her legendary collaborations with other artists, including Dolly Parton and the Eagles. Featured songs include “Different Drum” and “You’re No Good,” to “When Will I Be Loved” and “To Know Him Is To Love Him.”

$86 pp          Click Here to Register!

Cokato 9:00 AM-5:30 PM • Howard Lake 9:15 AM-5:15 PM • Winsted 9:30 AM-5:00 PM • Lester Prairie 9:45 AM-4:45 PM • Plato 10:00 AM-4:30 PM • NYA 10:15 AM-4:15 PM • Waconia 10:30 AM-4:00 PM • Chanhassen 10:45 AM-3:45 PM


The Play That Goes Wrong

Thursday, October 7

The Play That Goes WrongFolks, you’ve gotta work with me here. We need you! OLT keeps putting out great shows, and I just don’t get good numbers. We’re on our way to the Old Log Theater after lunch on your own at Maynard’s for The Play That Goes Wrong. What would happen if you mixed Sherlock Holmes and Monty Python? You’d get New York and London’s award-winning smash comedy! Called “the funniest play Broadway has ever seen” (The Huffington Post) and “A Gut-Busting Hit!” (The New York Times), this classic murder mystery is chock-full of mishaps and madcap mania. Welcome to opening night of The Murder at Haversham Manor, where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. With an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines), it’s sure to bring down the house.

$67 pp          Click Here to Register!

Cokato 9:30 AM-5:45 PM • Howard Lake 9:45 AM-5:30 PM • Winsted 10:00 AM-5:15 PM • Lester Prairie 10:15 AM-5:00 PM • Plato 10:30 AM-4:45 PM • NYA 10:45 AM-4:30 PM • Waconia 11:00 AM-4:15 PM


Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

Wednesday, October 13

Breaking Up Is Hard to DoLet’s try it again for the Ives Auditorium in Bloomington where we’ll begin with an included lunch of chicken breast in herb & wine cream sauce, parsley potatoes, vegetables du jour, dinner roll, desserts, and coffee/tea and water. (You’re invited to join me for a brief tour of the facility after lunch.) Then we’ll head for the theatre for Breaking Up Is Hard to Do. Set at a Catskills resort in 1960, this is the sweetly comic story of Lois and Marge, two friends from Brooklyn in search of good times and romance over one wild Labor Day weekend. The score showcases 18 Neil Sedaka classics, including Where the Boys Are, Sweet Sixteen, Calendar Girl, Love Will Keep Us Together and, of course, the chart-topping title song Breaking Up Is Hard to Do.

$86 pp          Click Here to Register!

Cokato 9:00 AM-5:30 PM • Howard Lake 9:15 AM-5:15 PM • Winsted 9:30 AM-5:00 PM • Lester Prairie 9:45 AM-4:45 PM • Plato 10:00 AM-4:30 PM • NYA 10:15 AM-4:15 PM • Waconia 10:30 AM-4:00 PM • Chanhassen 10:45 AM-3:45 PM


Remembering Hee Haw

Tuesday, October 19

Remembering Hee HawWe’ll begin with an included buffet lunch at the Coyote Moon Grille and then head for the St. Cloud Paramount Theatre for Remembering Hee Haw, starring original cast members “The Kornfield Friends” with special guest T. Graham Brown. “Hee Haw” was a mixture of music and comedy skits for more than 20 years. The show originally aired on CBS. Join us for an afternoon of great music and good ole country laughter!

$90 pp          Click Here to Register!

Waconia 9:00 AM-5:45 PM • NYA 9:15 AM-5:30 PM • Plato 9:30 AM-5:15 PM • Lester Prairie 9:45 AM-5:00 PM • Winsted 10:00 AM-4:45 PM • Howard Lake 10:15 AM-4:30 PM • Cokato 10:30 AM-4:15 PM


Killer Country with the Killer Vees

Tuesday, October 26

Killer CountryIf you’re into classic country, this show is a must! We’ll begin with an included buffet lunch at the Coyote Moon Grille and then head for the St. Cloud Paramount Theatre for Killer Country with the Killer Vees. Jeff, Tommy, Matt and Bennett Vee, national music scene veterans and sons, nephew, and grandson respectively of the legendary Bobby Vee, join forces with their family and friends as The KILLER VEES to celebrate timeless music classics from the “Golden Age of Country.”

$80 pp          Click Here to Register!

Waconia 9:00 AM-5:45 PM • NYA 9:15 AM-5:30 PM • Plato 9:30 AM-5:15 PM • Lester Prairie 9:45 AM-5:00 PM • Winsted 10:00 AM-4:45 PM • Howard Lake 10:15 AM-4:30 PM • Cokato 10:30 AM-4:15 PM


Branson Country Christmas

Wednesday, November 3

Ozark JubileeWe’ll begin with an included buffet lunch at the Coyote Moon Grille and then head for the St. Cloud Paramount Theatre for Branson Country Christmas. Direct from Branson, the Ozark Jubilee features comedian and champion fiddle player Doofus Doolittle (alter ego Randy Newman) and an all-star cast of Branson’s top entertainers. This year they’ll celebrate 25 years of Christmas shows with all of your favorites and a tribute to veterans.

$81 pp          Click Here to Register!

Waconia 9:10 AM-5:45 PM • NYA 9:30 AM-5:30 PM • Plato 9:45 AM-5:15 PM • Lester Prairie 10:00 AM-5:00 PM • Winsted 10:15 AM-4:45 PM • Howard Lake 10:30 AM-4:30 PM • Cokato 10:45 AM-4:15 PM


A Rat Pack Christmas

Thursday, December 9

Christmas is in the air and our destination is the Ives Auditorium in Bloomington. We’ll begin with included roast turkey in gravy, cranberry sauce, cheesy potatoes, roasted parmesan green beans, holiday salad, dinner roll, dessert, coffee and tea. Then we’ll head for the theatre for A Rat Pack Christmas. The Rat Pack is back just in time for the holidays! Step back in time to hear the music of Sammy Davis Jr., Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. Relive the days of the Rat Pack with Las Vegas’ most famous entertainers as they appeared live in the Sands Hotel Copa Room. Enjoy classic tunes such as “Luck Be a Lady,” “Fly Me to the Moon,” and “New York, New York,” as well as Christmas favorites like “Winter Wonderland” and “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” plus hilarious improv comedy.

$86 pp          Click Here to Register!

Cokato 9:00 AM-5:30 PM • Howard Lake 9:15 AM-5:15 PM • Winsted 9:30 AM-5:00 PM • Lester Prairie 9:45 AM-4:45 PM • Plato 10:00 AM-4:30 PM • NYA 10:15 AM-4:15 PM • Waconia 10:30 AM-4:00 PM • Chanhassen 10:45 AM-3:45 PM


The Texas Tenors – Deep in the Heart of Christmas

Tuesday, December 28

Texas TenorsWe’ll begin with an included buffet lunch at the Coyote Moon Grille and then head for the St. Cloud Paramount Theatre for The Texas Tenors – Deep in the Heart of Christmas. One of the Paramount’s most requested artists are back this holiday season! Emmy Award winners and Billboard #1 Recording Artists, The Texas Tenors sleigh ride into town straight from “America’s Got Talent: The Champions” with their heartwarming holiday concert “Deep in the Heart of Christmas.”

$95 pp          Click Here to Register!

Waconia 9:00 AM-5:45 PM • NYA 9:15 AM-5:30 PM • Plato 9:30 AM-5:15 PM • Lester Prairie 9:45 AM-5:00 PM • Winsted 10:00 AM-4:45 PM • Howard Lake 10:15 AM-4:30 PM • Cokato 10:30 AM-4:15 PM


Fools Fall in Love

Monday, February 14, 2022

Fools Fall In LoveHappy Valentine’s Day! Our destination is the Ives Auditorium in Bloomington where we’ll begin with an included lunch of roast beef in gravy, roadside potatoes, veggie du jour, winter salad, dinner roll, desserts, and coffee/tea and water. (You’re invited to join me for a brief tour of the facility after lunch.) Then we’ll head for the theatre for Fools Fall in Love. Experience the signature love songs of the 50’s and 60’s with Sidekick Theatre’s acclaimed concert. Featuring four of the Twin Cities best male vocalists, Fools Fall in Love celebrates the swingin’ quartet-driven harmonies of the era to tunes such as “My Girl”, “To Love Somebody”, “Stand By Me”, “Pretty Woman” and “Hooked on a Feeling”! It’s a perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

$87 pp          Click Here to Register!

Cokato 9:00 AM-5:30 PM • Howard Lake 9:15 AM-5:15 PM • Winsted 9:30 AM-5:00 PM • Lester Prairie 9:45 AM-4:45 PM • Plato 10:00 AM-4:30 PM • NYA 10:15 AM-4:15 PM • Waconia 10:30 AM-4:00 PM • Chanhassen 10:45 AM-3:45 PM