Pequot Lake's Bean Hole Days celebrates beans. In holes.
albertopviega/flickr Head down the road to watch beans go into a hole!
For those of you able to take a mid-week road trip, we have a doozie for you. Head over to Pequot Lakes for the beloved annual celebration, Bean Hole Days, which takes place each July. You can catch Tuesday night's Burying of the Beans Ceremony, as giant cast-iron kettles filled with beans "prepared by secret recipe behind locked doors" will be buried in the ground and cooked overnight over a wood fire. The payoff comes the next day.
On Wednesday, the kettles will be unearthed and the beans will be served on a bun, with a glass a lemonade. The Coronation Ceremony will crown the Bean Hole Royalty for 2010.
Bean Hole Days and Arts & Crafts Fair
Tuesday, July 12
6 p.m.: Burying of the Beans Ceremony
Pequot Lakes Trailside Building on County Road 11
Wednesday, July 13
9 a.m.-4 p.m.: arts and crafts fair along the Paul Bunyan Trail
11:15 a.m.: Coronation Ceremony
11:30 a.m.: Raising of the Beans
Noon: Serving of the Beans