Entertainment briefs - Aug. 31

A round-up of upcoming entertainment events, such as concerts, plays, music in the park, author events in the Brainerd lakes area.

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Grown Up Book Fair planned Sept. 10

BAXTER — Friends of the Brainerd Public Library will have a Grown UP Book Fair from noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 10 at Jack Pine Brewery in Baxter.

The event will feature novels, fiction and nonfiction and more with all book sales benefiting the Brainerd Public Library. $1 from every pine will also be donated to the library.

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The eighth annual Harvest Moon Brew Fest is set from 3-6 p.m. Sept. 10 in downtown Aitkin.<br/><br/><br/>

Aitkin to host 8th Harvest Moon Brew Fest

AITKIN — The eighth annual Harvest Moon Brew Fest is set from 3-6 p.m. Sept. 10

in downtown Aitkin on Minnesota Avenue between Northwest Third and Northwest Fourth streets.


The event, hosted by Glacial Lakes Brewers, will feature 18-plus craft brewers and distillers from around the region, as well as food and live music. VIP ticket holders will have access to the fest from 2-3 p.m. to sample special brews and chat with the brewers. A designated driver option is also available. Tickets are available at Block North Brew Pub or Green Owl Gallery. Online tickets are available at or and .

The event includes 14 Lakes Brewing, Beerclub Brewing, Big Axe Brewing Co., Block North Brew Pub, Blue Ox Brewers Society, Cancion Tequila Earth Rider Brewery, Five Rocks Distilling Co., Glacial Lakes Brewers, Jack Pine Brewery, LakHares of the Woods Brewing Co., Little round Still, Lupulin Brewing, Moose Lake Brewing Co., Roundhouse Brewery, Snarky Loon Brewing Co., Surly Brewing Co, Ursa Minor Brewing, Wild Mind Ales and more.

The event is organized and sponsored by Aitkin County Friends of the Arts.

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The Crow Wing County Historical Society Museum and Research Library is located at 320 Laurel St. in Brainerd.
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Tour the historic sheriff’s residence

Participants can step back in time touring the Crow Wing County historic sheriff’s residence that was home to six sheriffs and their families between 1917 and 1962. Tours are 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, at 320 Laurel St. in Brainerd. Cost is $3. Children 18 years and younger are free. No reservations are necessary but tours are capped at 10 people. Tours last about 30 minutes. There is a sign up at the reception area.

“See where meals were cooked, enjoy beautiful furnishings, ponder bygone household items, and learn just how close the family lived to the jail,” the historical society reports.

For more information, contact the Crow WIng County Historical Society at , or call 218-829-3268.

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