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Visit Mankato Presents a New Harvest Event This Fall


MANKATO, Minn.— Gather in the GreenSeam is a new fall event that celebrates the entire spectrum of people, organizations and businesses that make this area the most special agricultural region in the country.

This new annual event will be Sept. 8 through Oct. 29 in the GreenSeam region, primarily Greater Mankato.

Each weekend of Gather in the GreenSeam will follow a fun theme. Family favorite fall festivities like hay bale mazes, corn pits and tractor shows abound, with more non-traditional ag-related activities featured at local wineries and breweries.

Community partners will provide an ag-related special, activity, service or educational component for visitors to take part in an array of experiences from farm tours to wine tastings with a bunch of entertainment in between. For all theme weekend activities, visit gatherinthegreenseam.com.

Gather in the GreenSeam will also feature a passport program, a unique offering of special deals and incentives at some GreenSeam participating businesses over the course of the eight-week event. Gather in the GreenSeam goers will download and print partner coupons/incentives for the weekend events they wish to attend. Specific hashtags used on social media will allow people to check in to designated locations for a chance to win prizes. Visitors can keep coming back to the community and visit as many businesses and events as possible.

Visitors can sign up to win a prize package featuring Gather in the GreenSeam partners online at gatherinthegreenseam.com.

Gather in the GreenSeam is possible in part through a grant from Explore Minnesota Tourism’s new event grant program. It is the first grant of its kind to be given in the Mankato community with the hopes of driving visitor traffic to the state.

Visit Mankato is looking for more businesses and organizations to be included in the weekend event promotions. Anyone or any business interested in being a partner should contact Joelle Baumann at jbaumann@visitmankatomn.com or 507-385-6679.

More details about Gather in the GreenSeam can be found at gatherinthegreenseam.com. More details about the GreenSeam can be found at greenseam.org.


Anna Thill, President
12 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 1645
Mankato, MN 56001


About Visit Mankato:
Visit Mankato, the local convention and visitor’s bureau, is an affiliate of Greater Mankato Growth, Inc., which also includes the regional chamber of commerce and economic development organization, Greater Mankato Growth, and downtown development organization, City Center Partnership. Visit Mankato leads the development of the visitor economy in Greater Mankato by actively promoting Greater Mankato has a premier destination for conventions, tournaments and tourism. These activities bring a steady flow of visitors and business activity to Greater Mankato that benefits local residents and future visitors. The work of Visit Mankato helps strengthen the hospitality industry which provides jobs, a diverse tax base and amenities for everyone to enjoy.

The Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. Family: Visit Mankato City Center Partnership