2015 Tourism Award

Visit Winona presented its 2015 Tourism Award to the Boats & Bluegrass Festival on Thursday, May 21, at the Winona County History Center in downtown Winona.

Tom and Julie Fassbender, founders of the Boats & Bluegrass Festival, thanked not only their committed volunteers but also Visit Winona and the festival’s many other community partners for embracing the family-friendly music festival, celebrating its 11th anniversary this year.

The evening’s guest speaker Randy Gutzmann shared information from his work with a variety of festivals and events throughout the state. Visit Winona thanks its sponsors: Winona County History Center, Signatures, Winona Health, Mugby Junction, Green Mill and Steak Shop Catering.