Spring Field Days 2009


This Family Event is set for New York Mills, Minnesota on Friday evening, May 15 and Saturday, May 16.  (New York Mills is on Highway 10, 90 minutes northwest of St. Cloud.)


Friday evening festivities will be held at Mills Creamery, a neat coffee house and café in downtown New York Mills, and will feature:

  • Our annual business meeting – learn what MFA is doing and have a say in our future,
  • A social hour with host Bob Sonnenberg and friends tending bar,
  • A sumptuous dinner,
  • An entertaining program with Master of Confusion, Chuck Erickson, and local story teller, Chris Schuelke.

Saturday is Family Day at Sonnenberg Farms, located just a mile north of New York Mills.  The whole family gets admitted for just $10 … that’s $10 per carload, not per person!


This day will be worth the drive from Winona, Duluth or International Falls!  Events running continuously during the day will include Project Learning Tree fun for kids, a session on growing Shitake Mushrooms by Jim Chamberlin and family, educational tours of the woods, either afoot or riding on special People Movers, woody plant ID with Mike Reichenbach, and buckthorn control with Ann Oldkowski.  Food will be served all day by the local Lutheran Church ladies group, green Jello and all!


A special treat for the first 15 ladies who sign up will be a High Tea Celebration at the Whistle Stop Inn Bed & Breakfast.  The cost is $17 per person.  To reserve your spot right now, send an email to Information@MinnesotaForestry.org and simply say, “Save me a spot at the High Tea!”


We hope to see you in New York Mills in May!  For questions, contact event chairman Chuck Erickson at CYErick@prtel.com or by phone at 218-495-3321.


Click HERE to Print a Brochure & Registration Form!