News & Events

 

RESERVE TICKETS - Call 507-345-8903 June 23-25 - 10 am - 5 pm. After hours call 507-345-9777

Tickets are limited for some events. 

 

Please note a change in hours during the Deep Valley Homecoming.

We will be open on Saturday, June 25 from 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

and Sunday, June 26 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

 

 DEEP VALLEY HOMECOMING

 JUNE 24-27, 2016 

 

Celebration of Maud Hart Lovelace & the Betsy-Tacy books

 

 

Planned DVH activities include guided Betsy & Tacy house tours, narrated Betsy-Tacy neighborhood horse-drawn trolley rides, Deep Valley Book Festival, Victorian Tea, "Betsy and Joe" dramatic play, gift shop & exhibits & music, living history actors, children's activities, programs, demonstrations, speakers, historic Blue Earth County Courthouse tour, Everything Pudding readers theater, Betsy, Tacy & Tib costume contest, and a young writers and young artist competition. Special kick-off to the event this year will be a special Deep Valley wine tasting and a CD release ("Listening For Your Song," a collection of music from the Betsy-Tacy books) and concert by singer Maud Hixson. 

All this and more. Fun for the entire family!

See Ticket Price Menu for prices. Advance tickets sales are encouraged due to limited seating available. Tickets may be purchased at Tacy's House Friday or Saturday afternoons from 1 pm to 4 pm or call 507-345-9777 or 507-345-8903 to reserve.

DEEP VALLEY HOMECOMING POSTER

DEEP VALLEY HOMECOMING DAILY SCHEDULE

BETSY, TACY & TIB CONTEST

Directions to Tacy's House for those traveling south on Hwy 169 from the Twin Cities 

 

THANK YOU TO OUR 2016 DEEP VALLEY HOMECOMING SPONSORS 

Emerald Sponsors
 
Gold
 
Silver
Barnes & Noble - Mankato River Hills Mall
 
Bronze
 
Friends
River City Quilts
Stones Throw Gallery
 


 
DEEP VALLEY BOOK FESTIVAL
 
Sunday, June 26, 2016
Sibley Park Pavillion
11 am to 4 pm
FREE TO THE PUBLIC!
 
The Deep Valley Book Festival is sponsored by the Betsy-Tacy Society in connection
with the Deep Valley Homecoming in celebration of author Maud Hart Lovelace.

 

Download Book Festival Poster 

Directions to Sibley Park in Mankato for those traveling south on Hwy 169

Current list of Participating Authors, Illustrators, Publishers & Literary Organizations
 
Authors & Illustrators
 
  
Publishers
 
Literary Organizations
Sisters in Ink
 
 DVBF Entertainment Schedule
 
12:00 pm - Conversations with Author Faith Sullivan
This program exclusive to Deep Valley Homecoming registered guests only.
An up close and personal discussion with the award-winning author.
Must show your DVH pass for entry.
 
1:00 pm - Non-Fiction Writer's Panel - Panel members: Gordon Fredericksen, Bryce Stenzel, 
2:00 pm - Children's Book Writer's Panel - Panel members: Eileen Beha, Polly Carlson_Voiles, Kristen Heimerl, Sheryl Peterson
3:00 pm - Fiction Writer's Panel - Panel members: Norman Draper, Faith Sullivan, Laurie Wetzel
Children's Village schedule
11:30 am - Romp & Rhyme Story Time 
12:00 pm – New Books, New Friends
12:30 pm - Dougy's Twisting (Balloon artist)
1:00 pm - Yoga Story Time
1:30 pm – On Your Mark, Get Set...Read!
2:00 pm – New Books, New Friends 
2:30 pm – Deep Valley Writer’s Competition Awards
3:00 pm - Write a Superhero Workshop (recommended for ages 8-12) 
 
Dougy's Twisting Balloon Artist
Lonesome Ron and The Gambler 
Wandering Living History Characters
Cinderella Carriage & 1896 Ford Horseless Carriage built by Arnie Lillo
 
 
FOOD VENDORS
Allen's Food Wagon
Mazatlan
Pizza Ranch
Vinnie's Minnesota Snow
 

  


  

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