October 1, 2021 - October 31, 2021
All Day

North House Folk School October Courses
North House Folk School October Courses

North House Folk School | Grand Marais MN

North House was founded in 1997 by a small handful of inspired locals passionate about traditional craft and cooperative learning.

October Courses

Sep 29-Oct 3 :: Autumn Nature Photography
4-5 :: Forging Tools for the Kitchen
1-3 :: Beginner’s Botanical Medicine
1-3 :: Chainsaw Safetty, Maintenance and Tree Felling
1-3 :: Celestial Navigation: Dancing with the Stars
1-3 :: Forging Traditional Scandinavian Composite Knife Blades

5-11 :: Basket Week

Winter Birch Bark Folded Baskets … Basket Making Sampler … Small Ash Market Basket … Crafting the Traditional Stake and Strand Willow Basket … Black Ash Hex Weave Basket … Handmade Whisk Brooms … Two Berry Birch Bark Basket … Pine Needle Basketry
7-10 :: Blacksmithing: The Basics & Beyond
14-17  :: Decorative Ironwork Intensive
14-17 :: Birch Bark Boxes
15-17 :: Handcraft A Wool Braided Rug
15-17 :: What’s This Rock? Unraveling the Geologic Story of the North Shore
16-17 :: The Cedar Hand Drum: Carving, Stretching, Drumming

22-24 :: Family Weekend

Found Object Art … Kids in the Woodshop [carving / tools & building] … Families at the Forge … Scandinavian Stories & Puppets … Fun with Plant Fibers… Intro to Woodturning …Make Your Own Flashlight … In the Kitchen: Apples … Old-Fashioned MN Kids Games

28- 31 :: Cedar Bentwood Boxes
28-31 :: Traditional Swedish Table-Made Hair Jewelry
29-31 :: Making Hide and Canvas Mukluks
29-31 Rosemaling; Valdres Style

October 1, 2021 - October 31, 2021
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Photography at the Rock: Roxanne Distad
Photography at the Rock: Roxanne Distad

Split Rock Lighthouse | Two Harbors MN

Our featured photographer for the month of October is Roxanne Distad. “Photography at the Rock,” a rotating monthly photography show in the lobby of the visitor center at Split Rock Lighthouse, showcases landscape and wildlife photographers of the area.

October 9th, 10am-3pm : Meet Roxanne and talk with her about her work
October 1-31 : Her photographs will be on display at the visitor center.

Photographer biography: Roxanne Distad
Distad’s journey into photography blossomed when she received a Kodak Brownie camera for her 12th birthday. She spent many summer nights during her high school years road tripping and discovering the western half of the United States.

Her passion for photography has spanned many years and many cameras, from film to digital. She wants her images to transport you into the very moment she captured them, so you may also experience the magic, beauty, and mystery that embraces Lake Superior and the North Shore.

October 15, 2021 - November 7, 2021
12:00 am

Impressions: Paintings From Everyday Life
Impressions: Paintings From Everyday Life

Johnson Heritage Post | Grand Marais MN

Take in the paintings of Michele Combs, Marva Harms, Matt Kania and Christine Tierney at the his exhibit.

Opening Reception … Friday, October 15 5-7pm

Gallery Hours
Monday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday 10-4, Sunday 1-4
closed Tuesday & Wednesday

October 29, 2021 - October 30, 2021
All Day

Halloween Open Bonspiel
Halloween Open Bonspiel

Cook County Curling Club | Grand Marais MN

Typically scheduled for the last weekend in October or early November, with 4-person teams competing, plus a costume contest, with prizes awarded for the best dressed individual and team. Contact Hilja Iverson at


October 30, 2021
2:00 pm

Tour the North House Campus
Tour the North House Campus

North House Folk School | Grand Marais MN

From the blacksmith shop to the woodshop, there is always something happening on campus. Discover the rich folk school tradition, see craft in action, and hear the stories! Meet at the Yellow Building – no registration required. Free

October 30, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Ocotober Live Music at Castle Danger Brewery
Ocotober Live Music at Castle Danger Brewery

Castle Danger Brewery | Two Harbors

1- Hannah Rey
2- The Northeast Timberland Band
9 – Hannah Rey
10 – tba
15 – tba
16 – tba
22 – John Cron
23 – tba
29 – tba
30 – tba

split rock lighthouse fall colors

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