2019 World Ploughing Contest Aug 30 – Sep 1, 2019 near Baudette, MN.

Attending the 2019 World Ploughing Contest in Baudette? 

We have camping space available!! 

Give Connie a call at 320-630-6734 today!!

LAKE OF THE WOODS MN HOSTING THE WORLD

For Immediate Release

Joe Henry, Executive Director, Lake of the Woods Tourism  2019 World Ploughing Contest, Lake of the Woods MN
320-260-7727
Lake of the Woods MN Hosting the World
Competitors from 28 countries are making their way to the 2019 World Ploughing Contest Aug 30 – Sep 1, 2019 near Baudette, MN.
Baudette, MN – August 8, 2019 –  It only comes to the U.S. once every 30 years.  Last year it was in Germany.  Next year it is in Russia.  This year, August 30 – September 1, Lake of the Woods Tourism in Baudette, Minnesota is hosting the 2019 World Ploughing Contest.
Teams are traveling across the world from a total of 28 countries to represent their nation and have the chance to be named World Champion.  This is serious business.  Many of the competitors are actually shipping their tractors and ploughs across the ocean ultimately ending up at the site of this year’s worldwide contest 2 miles south of Baudette, MN.
Competitive ploughing is extremely popular in Europe.  In fact, Ireland’s National Contest attracts 300,000 spectators over three days each and every year.  Less known in the U.S., event organizers are optimistic a combination of interest and curiosity will motivate people to attend.
Who:  28 countries competing
What:  The 2019 World Ploughing Contest and US Nationals
Where:  Baudette, MN
When:  Aug 30 – Sep 1
How:  Competitors pull a two bottom mouldboard plough with a tractor and get points based on many criteria including straightness, depth of furrow, cleanliness of rows, height of rows, etc.
Competitors actually plough two different crops during the contest, stubble and grassland.  Each crop has a different root structure and ploughs differently.  Grassland is very unforgiving.
There are many festivities to complement the 3 day ploughing contest. 
-5 bands will be performing daily including Grammy Award Winner Clay Hess.
-Businesses will be displaying a wide variety of products and services
-Variety of delicious local cuisine are offered throughout the event
-Rub elbows with friends from around the world at the International Beer Garden
-Take in the vintage tractor and plough displays
-Learn about ploughing of the past at the draft horse and mule demonstrations
The 2019 World Ploughing Contest is a once in 30 year opportunity to take in a cultural activity celebrated around the world.  The use of the mouldboard plough for many farmers is something of the past.  It has significance however as an important stepping stone to where we are today uniting the world of farmers and agriculture.  The mantra of the World Ploughing Organization is Pax Arva Colat.  Translated, it means, “Let peace cultivate the land.”
LAKE OF THE WOODS TOURISM
Courtesy of Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau email received to dmrservice@hotmail.com 8/10/2019

Camping before School Shopping?

It won’t be long and the first day of school will be all we are thinking about!

Right, Mom and Dad!! 

How about making another summer memory before the big day of “SCHOOLING SHOPPING”!  You might even be all done and just need to unwind, stick your toes in the sand, listen to the crackling of the campfire, maybe even enjoy the cooler evenings without mosquitoes!

 

                 COME JOIN US HERE

 

 

                                     

 

 

 

 

 

 

Call me, Connie, at 320-630-6734 to reserve a camping spot at our Resort on Lake of the Woods! 

Don’t have a camper or tent!! Check this out!

Camping is such a wonderful experience and not all of us own a camper or a tent!  So how about camping in one of our 10 x 18 Sleepers!!!  We will set up a Sleeper of ours in a campsite and you will have everything you need to enjoy a getaway camping trip.

We have installed an air conditioner and a small refrigerator for your comfort!  Our Sleepers sleep 4 people and comes with Stove/Oven, pot’s/pans, all the paper products you will need, right down to the earplugs!!

The rate for Sleepers stay is $40 for 2 Guests/Per night.  Each additional guest is $8/per Guest/ Per night!

Your very own campsite with 2 parking spaces. This way your boat can be right at your campsite each night!!

It just wouldn’t be camping if we didn’t have a campfire!!! Smore’s anyone!

Electricity, water, campfire ring, picnic table, AC, fridge, stove/oven, all the pot’s/pan’s, utensils, along with all the paper products, TV, DVD player, cards, movies, dice, cribbage board,

Close and convenient! We spray for mosquito’s too!!

 

 

Come camp with us!! We have a boat ramp, 1750 feet of lakeshore to enjoy, swimming – laying in the sun or in the shade under the Pergola!!

 

Frog catch and release an everyday event

Have an RV and a boat-NO WORRIES-we will help put your boat in and take it out of the water with our Ranger!!!

Andy and his family -the second boat of the day to head out fishing!!

There they go!!! Good Luck!!!

 

The first boat out this morning was Tony, Glenn, Jane, and Janelle. Next Andy and his family. This is Gabe and Robin and right in line after Gabe and Robin are Dustin and Jessica! Most boats we have had going in the beautiful Lake of the Woods from our shoreline! So blessed by each and every one of these guests! Come join us-we will take good care of you!

 

Campsites Ready and Waiting!

Hello Everyone!!

The day has arrived and we are officially a “year-round” Resort!

We now have 11 Campsites with Full Hook-ups and we have 4 Primitive Sites which is basically tent sites.  SORRY FOLKS, no summer seasonal-we have winter seasonal from Dec 1st to Apri 18th. Again, no summer seasonal.

 

CAMPSITES INCLUDE

  • Bathroom and Showers (Token Shower-Purchase tokens at Office $5/8 minutes)
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  • 1750 ft of lakeshore – 600 feet of pristine beach
  • FREE firewood
  • Free Boat Launching- concrete boat ramp-
  • July 26-28, 2019 The Schlegel Family camped at our campsite last weekend enjoying this wonderful Lake – Lake of the Woods – Gull Rock area!!

       

  • Fish Cleaning Building 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. 7 days a week

Campsites can be reserved by the Day, the Week, or the Month!  

Tent/No hook-ups –       Rates for 2 Guests: Daily $30, Weekly $175, Monthly $600

Water & Electric –           Rates for 2 Guests Daily $35, Weekly $210, Monthly $660

Full Hook-ups-                Rates for 2 Guests Daily $40, Weekly $245, Monthly $720

Wish to make a reservation for a campsite?  Call Connie at 320-630-6734

So much to do, frog hunting, boating, swimming, sunset’s, campsite fire’s, smore’s, hotdog’s, burger’s, steak along with your favorite beverage!!! Come enjoy, we want to share our blessing with you!!  Dale & Connie

Update on Online Reservation Option 7/30/2019

Sara of j&j Solutions in Staples, MN, our website designer, has been working very hard setting up our online reservation option!!  How is your website doing? Thinking of creating your own website, I know I created and maintained our website for many years.  Contacting j&j Solutions was the best decision we could have ever made and we could not be happier.  I sleep much better at night!! You work one on one with Sara every call, every email!!

Testing will start Monday, August 5th and if all goes well and of course there is the learning curve for “this girl”, we will go live in August.

After testing then I will be inputting all the current reservations.  Once that is completed then we go live and guests will be able to see what dates are open for each Summer Campsite, Winter Sleeper, and Winter Day house and will have the option to make a reservation online or call me (Connie) to make a reservation by phone.

All online reservations will be followed up by email confirmation and a phone call from me (Connie) to verify the reservation and answer any questions!

Week of Inspections!

We Passed our MN Dept of Health Inspection today!!

Huge thank you to everyone who has helped us get to this GREAT POINT in the development of our resort.

We are now officially Year-Round Resort folks!!  We were given the approval to open our 11 Full hook up campsites and 2 tent sites today July 26, 2019!

We have been blessed with our 4 primitive campsites up to today and we had a family of 12 that joined us today!  We have 9 campsites booked for next weekend!

 

Frog hunting anyone!!

What is your favorite critter???  Our little guests caught these in less than 30  minutes!  Best way to rid of mosquitos- there was a catch and release of these buddies!!

       We so enjoy the wildlife that passes through and shares our campground!!

FROGS – DEER- Mom and babies – GROUSE – Mom and babies- Multiple Birds- Songbirds, seagulls, Eagles, Pelicans!!!

Just a little tease!!!

Now isn’t this tempting!!  Great day to be on the lake!  Gary and friends set out from our boat landing this morning and spent a beautiful day on the lake!! Sorry, I haven’t had a chance to get the fishing report yet!!

                               

Finished planting the fruit trees and Shrubs!!

Well, we did it!  Together, Dale and I  finished planting the fruit trees and shrubs!  We now have several types of Apple trees, plum, and cherry fruit trees. We have flowering shrubs, honeysuckle, lilac, and grapevines! 

With the help of the Bobcat auger from our neighbors, we manage to dodge everything we put underground with the electrical, water lines, and septic!  Whewwww!! Was holding my breath on several of the drillings!

 

 

Plum

Cherry

Apple

Grapes!!

Honeysuckle

The Results are in!!!

Today we “PASSED” both our Plumbing and Electrical Inspections for our Campsites and our Shower House/Fish Cleaning building!

Contacted MN Department of Health – Bemidji Office with the report that we passed our inspections today and it sounds like the State Inspector will be here for our 3rd and Final inspection POSSIBLY TOMORROW!!!

This means that we will be able to have all campsites open for Guests!!

So we have one more step to go hopefully tomorrow!!

We will let you know!!!  Prayers, support, fingers crossed, toes too!!!

See you tomorrow, hopefully with a good report!!

 

Thank you so much everyone!!