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   2015 Deep Valley Homecoming 

A Celebration of Maud Hart Lovelace & the Betsy-Tacy books!

June 26 - 30, 2015 

                          Make plans to attend this event. Fun for the entire family!

Activities include: Betsy & Tacy House Tours, Betsy-Tacy Neighborhood Tour, Narrated Horse-drawn Trolley Rides, Deep Valley Victorian Tea, Deep Valley Book Festival, Fashion Show, Living History Actors, Programs, Speakers & Re-enactments, Gift Shop & Exhibits & Music, Vintage Car Show, Young Artist Competition, Betsy-Tacy Mystery Dinner, food & crafts and more! Pre-register for a daily pass or save more by registering for all 5 days! Space for some activities or programs is limited. Register early!

                                        Print Pre-Registration Form, Itinerary or Poster

Pre-order your Deep Valley Homecoming T-shirt NOW!

DVH t-shirts are only available by pre-order



We are excited to announce that Melissa Wiley will be the feature speaker at the Deep Valley Homecoming (DVH) this summer. Melissa Wiley is the author of The Prairie Thief, Fox and Crow Are Not Friends, and the Inch and Roly series, as well as Little House in the Highlands and seven other novels about the ancestors of Laura Ingalls Wilder. Melissa wrote the forward to the HarperPerennial ModernClassics 2010 edition of Carney’s House Party and Winona’s Pony Cart by Maud Hart Lovelace.

Joining Melissa Wiley as featured speaker will be Nancy McCabe, author of From Little Houses to Little Women. Her book is a memoir about her return to the beloved books of her childhood and travel to places related to her favorite authors, including Laura Ingalls Wilder, Maud Hart Lovelace, Lucy Maud Montgomery and Louisa May Alcott. 

Melissa and Nancy will participate in the Deep Valley Book Festival on Sunday, June 28 and will each speak during the DVH programs on Monday, June 29. 
Meals during the DVH event. In order to keep registration fees low and affordable, guests are on their own for most meals. The only meals that are included in the pre-registration fee is dinner on Friday night, June 26 and lunch on Monday, June 29. Our registration packets will have information about restaurants in the area. 

Hotel Information 

We encourage you to book a hotel room early for your visit to Deep Valley!

 A block of rooms have been reserved at the following hotels - ask for rates for the Deep Valley Homecoming:

AmericInn - Call 507-345-8011 (special rate $129.99 + tax)

Best Western Hotel - Call 507-625-9333 (special rates $109.99 - $69.99 + tax)

City Center Hotel- Call 507-345-1234 (special rates $81.00 - $120.00 + tax) - DEADLINE FOR SPECIAL RATES MAY 26th

Hilton Garden Inn - Call 507-344-1111 (special rates $89.00 - $139.00 + tax)  Click Here to reserve your room online.


Travel Information

For those traveling by air to the Twin Cities, make arrangements for the Land to Air Shuttle to Mankato. 

Need a rental car while you're in Mankato? Enterprise or Hertz


AUTHORS needed for the Deep Valley Book Festival!

One of the events during the Deep Valley Homecoming will be a book festival on Sunday, June 28, 2015. 

If you're an author and would like space to promote and sell your book/books, Click here for application.

 Author application - Deadline is June 1, 2015.


Young Artist Competition for Ages 5 - 18

Click here for Entry Form and Details

Deadline for artwork is June 15, 2015



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