Where Readers & Authors Meet

Deep Valley

book festival

Celebrating Authors & Books


DVBF 2021

6th Edition Live

Sat., October 2, 2021
9:30 am - 3 pm

Authors After Hours Reception
to follow at 4 pm in Conference Room

Loose Moose Saloon & Conference Center in Mankato

The Deep Valley Book Festival is FREE to attend, however two programs require tickets:

Coffee with "Cooked to Death" Authors Panel and Lunch with Will Weaver


Largest literary festival of its kind in Southern Minnesota!
"It's a wonderful celebration of writing and reading and adds a lot to the cultural life of our community."
"My favorite part of the book festival was meeting the authors and artists and hearing their stories."
"My favorite part of the book festival: EVERYTHING!"
2021 DVBF 6th Edition Keynote Author

Award Winning Author

Will Weaver presents:

"The Writer's Life: Just When You Think You've Done It All" 


A special ticketed program at 11:30 am: Lunch with Will Weaver.

Space is limited, please order your tickets in advance. 

For more information and to order tickets, click here

See all DVBF authors, illustrators, publishers ​and literary organizations in the Author Directory
Family Fun!

100's of Books of all genres 
book signings & programs 
Food & Beverage available
author interviews and more live streamed on facebook
Young Writer & Artist Competition

Deadline for entries was June 30, 2021.

Entry for 2021 is now CLOSED.


Awards presented at the 6th Edition DVBF on October 2, 2021 at 3 pm.

All winners have their work printed in the 2021 YWCA Anthology. Copies are available for sale at the book festival or order online

Sponsors & Festival Friends

Thank you to our 2021 Sponsors & Friends! Your contribution helps ensure this family-oriented literary event can be offered free-of-charge to the public. Your gift helps make the Deep Valley Book Festival possible.


To see a list of Sponsors & Friends and for more information on becoming a sponsor or the benefits of becoming a Festival Friend click on Learn More. 

The Deep Valley Book Festival is brought to you by Minnesota Heritage Publishing and the Free Press Media

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