Sauerkraut Days Friday, June 26-Sunday, June 28 Henderson, MN
Celebrate all things sauerkraut-y, over yonder in Henderson this weekend at Sauerkraut Days--this event makes a swell day trip, clocking in at about 1 hour from the Twin Cities. Check out the Kraut Fun Run (I suggest eating the kraut after running), a classic car show, and a Sauerkraut Eating Contest (first person to eat 2 pounds *wins*).
According to the Henderson website, 2008 Sauerkraut Eating Champion, Brian "The Mouth" Schneedwind will not able to compete this year. Last year "The Mouth" ate 2 pounds of sauerkraut in 1 minute flat! Zac "The Fermentor" Pesch appears to be this year's favorite.