August 11, 2013

Winnipeg BBQ & Blues Festival l Thousand Lakes Region (TLR) Model Railroad Fall 2013 Events

Aug 16 to 18
Red River Exhibition Park, 3977 Portage Avenue

The three-day event will feature the best in local, national and international blues performers along with the Winnipeg Free Press Pit Masters BBQ competition.

The Winnipeg Free Press Pit Masters Championship is a Kansas City Barbecue Society sanctioned BBQ competition. Open to amateurs and professionals, contestants will be competing for points and prizes. The coveted prize for the “Grand Champion” will include an automatic invite to the World Food Competition as well as a chance at an invitation to the Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue Competition.

Attendees will also be able to see hundreds of tricked out “Big Rigs” at 
the sixth Annual House of Chrome Show and Shine.

Also an artisan’s village, food vendors, beverage gardens, and other food demonstrations.

Thousand Lakes Region
NMRA Model Railroad Fall 2013 Events

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Region Roundup - Model Railroad Related Events

August 23 through 25 
51st Annual Steam Threshing Jamboree, Madison, South Dakota.

September 28 
Dakota Southeastern Division Library Clinic Day 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 
at the Oak View branch 3700 E. 3rd Street, Sioux Falls 
Hands-on scenery making, N gauge layout, HO scale switching layout, 
and the DSED modular layout. Free. 

October 19 
Dakota Southeastern Division open house home layout tour noon till 5:00 p.m. 
Plenty of model trains, including the Sioux Valley Model Engineers Society club layout at the fairgrounds, plus layouts in and around the Sioux Falls area. 
Railpasses for $5 ($10 family) 
available late September from Hobbytown, 1007 W. 41st Street, Sioux Falls

October 19 Prairie Lakes Division fall meet at LeMars, Iowa

October 20 
35th annual Spud Valley hobby show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
at Ramada Plaza Suites Crystal Ballroom, 1635 42nd St. Sl., Fargo
operating railroads - vendors - door prizes

November 16 Granite City Train Show from 10:00 to 3:00 in St. Cloud, MN.
National Guard Armory, 1710 Veterans' Drive
Win a Lionel Train set or FSM HO Structure kit
Children's railway play area

November 23 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
November 24 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Trains at Christmas at the W.H. Lyons Fairgrounds Expo Building, Sioux Falls
Model railroad show and swap meet!

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