The American Legion is a patriotic veterans organization that serves veterans and the community. Conveniently located between the Root River Bike Trail and Highway 16, the American Legion Post 94 in Rushford is open to the public. Burgers are served on Tuesdays and Fridays from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and Heggie’s Pizza is served all week. The American Legion also has a large room, with licensed kitchen and seating up to 225, available for wedding receptions, parties, meetings and events of all types. Legion Riders Chapter.
The Bluff Country ATV Club is a family-oriented group promoting safe ATV riding. We meet every 3rd Saturday at Stumpy’s Bar & Restaurant at 10:00 a.m. Our members hold three DNR sanctioned Youth ATV Safety Trainings each year. In 2022 these trainings are: Saturday, April 30 in Plainview; Saturday, May 14 in Rushford, and Saturday, September 10 in Rushford. We enjoy our local area trails and exploring other riding experiences around the country. Our members actively support ATVMN. Find us on Facebook.
Family fun for over 150 years, the Fillmore County Fair continues to promote agriculture and the projects of our 4-H community! The Fillmore County Fair has been a family tradition since 1858, and the Fillmore County Agriculture Society has been hosting since 1865. The Fillmore County Fair is a multi-generational event reflecting the values, culture, history, heritage and dreams of all that call Fillmore County their home.
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Rural Life Exhibits
Oliver Tractor & Ag Equipment Collection
Bernard Pietenpol Aircraft & Exhibit
Open 9am-3:30pm Tuesday-Saturday. Closed Holidays.
First Presbyterian Church and Trinity Fellowship ELCA worship together in the richness of our histories and traditions. Called together in baptism, nourished at the Table in holy communion, and sent into the world, we trust in God’s love for all creation and especially welcome people of diverse sexual orientations, diverse gender identities and expressions, and diverse immigration statuses. You are beloved by God!
The Foundation for Rushford-Peterson Schools exists to ensure R-P students become successful members of society by building relationships to inspire lifelong learning and the development of character. The Foundation places an emphasis on scholarships for graduating seniors and the enrichment of educational and co-curricular activities.
The Good Shepherd Lutheran Services campus offers care for children and older adults. (bullet points) Licensed Childcare for up to 71 children ages 6 weeks to 12 years; Long-term Care Facility with 70 beds offers quality, skilled nursing care services.; Bremmer Suites Assisted Living has 15 individual modern suites; Senior Apartments include 32 HUD-subsidized units for individuals age 62 or over.
Thrift stores in Rushford and Winona support a mission to provide Christian guidance, support and encouragement for women with unplanned pregnancies and for families experiencing brokenness and change. Donations of unwanted or unneeded items are welcome.
Join the Hardwood Country Sportsmen’s Club to access the club’s rifle range, trap-shooting range, and archery range in the scenic Root River valley! Events include an annual steak fry in spring and an exclusive banquet in fall.
Nonprofit organization serving homeschool families in the Rushford Peterson Valley and surrounding counties. Our Mission: To welcome all those at any point on their homeschool journey; seasoned veterans, those in the midst of child-rearing, and those considering homeschooling. To provide a sense of place in the education world for those who choose the path less traveled. To encourage, challenge, inspire, laugh, play, and dream along with families like ours while providing a safe, peaceful, and cooperative learning environment.
Since 1969, the Root River Saddle Club continues to promote family fun and interest in all equine activities. From horse showing to trail riding, clinics to days at the movies, we get together to enjoy horses. Check out our Facebook page if you’re interested in joining us.
The Rushford Historical Society preserves our heritage by restoring and displaying the memorable buildings and artifacts that represent the Rushford area’s beginning. Surrounding the site of the original Historic Depot are landmark buildings—jailhouse, one-room school house, small chapel replica and a log home being restored with integrity and authenticity of the time it was used. Investigate and learn how our community got its start.
Community organization creating and encouraging the arts. Annual theater performances, including a show during Rushford Days each July. Contact Chair Kristin Burdey to learn how you can support and be part of RASA’s activities and events!
The Rushford Community Foundation is a trust, a collection of endowed funds, given by individuals, organizations and businesses, to be used for the betterment of this area. Each year the board of directors grants funds to enhance the lives of our citizens in areas like wellness, tourism, recreation, the arts, post-secondary scholarship, and honoring our unique history and heritage.
Rushford Lutheran Church is a place where you can come to learn about God’s love for you, where you can grown in faith, and a place where you can share your joys and sorrows in a community of care, compassion and faith. We are a member of Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ.
The Rushford-Peterson Booster Club is a non-profit organization supporting R-P School and the community since 1992. About 90% of funds raised go to the school activities, and 10% to community support. Donations over the years now total more than$1 million since the organization’s formation. A volunteer board of directors governs the organization and meets monthly. A membership drive and fundraisers are held each year. R-P apparel is sold at Rushford Foods.
SEMBA is a non-profit organization that promotes Bluegrass music throughout southeastern Minnesota. Attend our annual musical festivals, including two at Cushon’s Peak Campground near Rushford. Find us on Facebook!
Snowmobile Club responsible for maintaining 79 miles of spectacular bluff country trails! The Southeastern Minnesota Snowmobile Trail Map can be purchased in Rushford at Kwik Trip, The Corner, Stumpy’s and the Creamery. All proceeds go for trail maintenance. Find us on Facebook.
Open to the public: Cold beverages, pool & darts, pull tabs, Heggies pizza, hot sandwiches, and snacks.
City Government; Peterson Station Museum: Nearly 100 years after Peterson Station opened to serve Southern Minnesota Railroad customers, it welcomed the public again in 1974—this time as a museum. Today, visitors can explore the area’s past through historical memorabilia, photographs, and artifacts, or learn more about their family’s history in the area at the genealogy center.
The City of Rushford’s mission is to enhance, promote, and protect the quality of life for all Rushford Citizens and to provide municipal services in a cost-effective, innovative, professional manner for all who live, work, or visit here. City departments include Ambulance, Police, Fire, Library, Airport, Parks & Aquatic Center, Streets & Levee System, Economic Development, Electric, Water, Sewer Utilities.