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Moose Madness
Grand Marais, Minnesota
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About the Festival
Grand Marais is crazy for Moose Madness! While the teachers have their conventions, we play - it's the last long fall weekend before the snow flies. It's also rutting season, and signs of moose are all over town - in shops, cafes, lodging facilities and many locations outdoors. Our favorite alces alces, Murray, will be around town for the much sought-after photo opp, and moose-related activities are planned for all!

Stop at Moose Central (the Grand Marais/Gunflint Trail Visitor Information Center, 13 N. Broadway Avenue) - it's where you'll find the schedule for the weekend, contest entry forms, instructions, maps for downtown Grand Marais and Cook County, Moose Medallion Hunt clues, Moose Bucks and prizes! Hours: Mon. - Thurs, 9am - 5pm, Friday & Saturday 9am - 6pm and Sunday 9am - 2pm.

Activities and events begin Friday - so come early and get to know Grand Marais, your home on the North Shore. Enjoy the beauty of our harbor and scenic vistas, outdoor activities, great food and comfortable lodging. We've got some great ideas for kids of all ages, so check out the Get to Know Grand Marais page!

Moose Tracks Race: Saturday, 2:00 p.m. You can walk, you can run, you can mosey! Just wear anything "moosey" (from antlers moose hats to moose jewelry, even mousse your hair!). Meet at Bear Tree Park and join Murray the Moose for some silly fun!

For additional info and lodging assistance, call the Grand Marais/Gunflint Trail Visitor Information Center: 1-888-922-5000 or