Weekend festivals: Agate Days, Pie Extravaganza and Tomato Fest

The 44th annual Moose Lake Agate Days takes place Saturday and Sunday and features rocks and much more.

Moose Lake is sometimes called the agate capital of the world, because of glaciers that came through and formed the rock. With Moose Lake a mecca for gem and mineral experts, the festival has become an international event. Craig Prudhomme, a former science teacher and Agate Day organizer, talks to MPR News' Tom Crann about the event.


• The Great Minnesota Pie Extravaganza in Grand Rapids takes place Saturday, where foodies can compare pies made back in the logging days with modern day recipes.

• The 3rd annual Midwest Tomato Fest will be Saturday afternoon in downtown Minneapolis. Join in a food fight with the titular fruit, along with dancing and live music.

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