Moose Madness in Grand Marais

It’s that time of the year when the moose are out and about. We like to celebrate our beloved moose during the Moose Madness Weekend.  It’s a great celebration and everyone is welcome.

The fun starts at Moose Madness Headquarters in downtown Grand Marais:

Visitor Information Center
13 N. Broadway
Grand Marais, MN 55604

Here are just a few of the things you can do at Moose Madness:

  • Complete crafts projects, a scavenger hunt, and other activities in order to collect Moose Bucks, which you can use to purchase treasures like a coveted “I Saw a Moose in Grand Marais” t-shirt.
  • Pick up a copy of the Moose News Tribune.
  • Visit the Lake Superior Zoomobile.
  • Take part in the inaugural Moose Madness 5k Fun Run on Pincushion Mountain, just two miles out of town. Here’s the Moose Madness Fun Run info and registration form. Show your race medal at Moose HQ and get a Moose Buck!
  • Later, stretch your legs with the Third Annual Moose Mosey, a short, kid-friendly run along the Grand Marais harbor. (Wear a moose costume and win extra Moose Bucks!)
  • Compete in a family geocaching contest — no experience necessary!
  • Attend the Mocha Moose Cafe & Poetry Salon and the outdoor, fireside “Full Moose” Reading. Then watch the full moon rise over Lake Superior!
  • Don’t forget about the Moose Medallion Hunt. Follow clues and search for the Hidden Medallion for a chance to win the grand prize: a stay at the Mangy Moose Motel in Grand Marais!
  • Listen for the moose call and keep your eye out for Murray the Moose, who will be strutting through the streets of Grand Marais. He’s happy to pose for photos.
  • On Saturday evening, head to North House Folk School for Mooseapalooza — a family contra dance with live music starting at 7 p.m. The dance is part of Family Learning Weekend.
  • Plus try autumn leaves printmaking, DIY caramel apples, make your own Flat Murray, enter the moose cartoon contest, coloring contest and poetry contest, check out the moose section at the library, pose in the moose cutout, guess the number of moose droppings in a jar, and more.

Here is the full schedule: Moose Madness Activities 2013. For more information about Moose Madness, call 888-922-5000 or email

May the moose be with you!

Minnesota Moose Madness
Moose Madness Grand Marais

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