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Iron Range Pasty Fest

October 5 @ 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm


The First Annual Iron Range Pasty Festival will be held at the Mountain Iron Community Center, Mt. Iron, MN on October 5, 2019 from 3-9.  There will be food, music, rutabaga bowling, a scavenger hunt and more family fun.   And we’ll be playing Green Cheese, the region’s favorite original call-in trivia show from KAXE radio, truly local radio.  Julie Crabb will host the show from the KAXE studio that evening and the questions will all be about iron mining history and Iron Range food traditions. Whether you’re a Green Cheese regular or totally new to the game, it’ll be great fun!

Tickets for the festival will be available from Brown Paper Tickets online and at the door: $10 for a pasty meal, $8 for a frozen pasty (limit 5 frozen).

Hot pasties will be served from 3-7 p.m., with a local craft beer garden open from 6-9 p.m.  The pasty is a staple of Iron Range cuisine, having come originally from the tin mines in Cornwall, England via Michigan’s copper mines and then to the iron mines starting up in northern Minnesota.  All ingredients are locally grown and produced in our developing local food hub comprised of many members of Minnesota Grown.


October 5
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm