Turtle Fest is an annual event held in Perham, Minnesota every year! It's kind of a big deal, especially if you're a turtle lover. This year's event will be held June 12 through 16 featuring, you guessed it--turtles!

They just so happen to be the town's local icons. You can check out a sweet grand parade, participate in a turtle pub crawl, watch turtle races, bowl for free, attend a kickoff party at Zorbaz, eat some good food at the local cookout, attend a street fair, shop through the citywide garage sales, listen to live music and more!


In addition to the festival Perham is also known for being a good fishing area with over 1,100 lakes in Otter Tail County. They also have a few campsites around town.

People travel from all over the state to attend Turtle Fest. If you're thinking about taking a day trip and staying the weekend, I'd book your hotel room now.

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