A journal about art-making, baking, and joys of everyday life in Minnesota.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Last weekend I visited my sister who lives in Northfield. In our journey to get a gluten-free pizza, we ended up making a trip to the town of Faribault (pronounced Fair Bo - it's French, yo!). After dinner, we sort of stumbled across a festival on the main street (The Blue Collar BBQ Festival). Bonus!
Like a lot of small towns in Minnesota, there is basically a small historic "downtown" area that consists of just a couple of streets with cute little shops. I don't know that I would put "Faribault, Minnesota" on my top ten lists of hot vacation spots but it definitely makes for a nice little outing if you are down that way (maybe combine a trip to Northfield, Faribault, and Nerstrand Big Woods State Parkhttp://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/nerstrand_big_woods/index.html )
We stopped at The Cheese Cave to sample the wares and buy some local cheeses. Apparently, they do private tastings and other fun stuff in addition to selling cheese and other gourmet food stuffs