Our last program for the season is very popular with musicians and people who enjoy
their music. The gathering of folk, country and bluegrass musicians to bid “happy trails”
to the season and the colors on the Minnesota River and the harvesting of the crops
is on October 20th from 1 to 4 pm.
Come enjoy the season’s last program from the porch or bring a blanket or lawn chair for the
afternoon. While the Harkin Store originally closed it’s door in 1901 with the close of the
post office. come learn about the riverboats, railroads, and grasshoppers that is the history of
the village of West Newton and the store over the years. The store is all that is left.
We will be back next season for our 150th year of the Harkin Store on May 1st which happens
to be Alexander Harkin’s birthday. He would be 192 years old, come see what we will have
in store for the year.
The store is located nine miles northwest of New Ulm on Nicollet County Road 21, or the bottom
road, or nine miles east of Fort Ridgley. Nicollet County Road 21 is under construction so follow
the detour signs or call the store when open for directions at 1-507-354-8666.