The Yellowstone Trail Alliance is planning it’s 2021 event across Western Minnesota for September 11, 2021 from 10 AM to 8 PM from Ortonville to Buffalo Lake.  If your organization, car club, or city has events to include please contact us and we will list them on our social media pages, website and promote them. Register online before August 31 to reserve your dash plaque in the mail or stop on the day of the event at Hector – Hill’s Unique Gifts, Highway 212, Granite Falls – The Andrew Volstead House, 163 9th Ave – Ortonville, Big Stone County Museum,987 US Highway 212.

The 2021 event includes these historic and cultural events as well as shops and restaurants along the route . Your registration makes your car eligible for the Car Show with prizes at 6 PM in Granite Falls. Any type of vehicle can participate in the Sociability Run!

Sociability Run Events 9-11-21

Buffalo Lake

Buffalo Lake Farmers Market – on the 212 Yellowstone Trail 8:00 am-noon


Hill’s Unique Gifts – on the 212 Yellowstone Trail  10:00 am

Hector Historical Center – Main Street 10:00 am

-Studio 155, Yellowstone Trail Merchandise – Main Street 10:00 am

-R&S Snowmobile Museum – Main Street 10:00 am

Bird Island

-Bird Island Cultural Centre , 640 Dogwood Ave., 10:00am-5:pm Featuring block print artist Nan Karr Kaufenberg. Artist reception 1-3 PM


-Dowling House 114 W. Dupue Ave. 10:00am-5:00

-Corn Monument, Hwy 212 – history display


Renville Museum,  202 North Main Street, Saturday 1-4 

Sacred Heart

The Sacred Heart Museum, 305 5th Ave. will be open 1-4 PM

Granite Falls

-Outdoor brunch with DJ FNK at Bluenose Gopher Public House  11:00- 1:00

-Swenson Farm Museum, Horse Power Event , This popular event celebrates farming in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and focuses only on horse drawn equipment. The 17 acre museum site consists of the preserved 1880’s timber-frame barn, grist mills remain, family burial plot, and 22-room family home. 115 County Road 15 SE, Granite Falls, 10-4 pm  

Andrew Volstead House, 163 9th Ave., Saturday 10-3. View the Michael Dowling desk and learn of his connection to Andrew Volstead.

-The Yellow Medicine County Historical Society and Museum , Hwy 67, open 9:30-4:30 

-8 Chapters, exhibit by Dani Prados and Talon Wilson, 10-3 at Makers on the Minnesota, 807 Prentice St. 

Fagen Fighters WWII Museum, 2450 540th St,  Open 10-4.

-Yellowstone Trail Sociability Run Car Show by Bluenose Gopher Public House, your dash plaque enters you for prizes, 681 Prentice St. 6:00 pm

-Crosswalk Art and Public Bench Art, open 24 hours


-Montevideo Welcome America Event, 10-2 Smith Park Our local day of celebration in Montevideo will be September 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Smith Park near the area known as the “bear cage”. We will have a DJ, a pinata and a soul food vendor, Moore Good Eats. Join us in creating tiles representative of the various cultures in our community to be used to create a public art installation. 

-Historic Chippewa City, 151 Arnie Anderson Drive, open  1-5 pm  (320)269-7636

Milwaukee Road Heritage Center, 301 State Ro  1-5pm

Montevideo Public Art – downtown

Watson – Yellowstone Trail Mural


Big Stone County Museum  987 US Highway 12, Ortonville, 10-4

The video below highlights some of the activities and things to see (as seen by one group of trail travelers) along the Sociability Run from 2020.

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