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Where Readers & Authors Meet

Deep Valley
book festival

Celebrating Authors & Books

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William Kent Krueger

2023 Keynote Author

William Kent Krueger will be present all day and available to sign his books.  Find him and his books at the Content Bookstore table. 

Don't miss the opportunity to hear his keynote talk at 3:30 pm.  

"What Books Mean to Us All"


Kent will talk about the books important to his development as a writer, books important to us all, and the threats books face in these perilous times.

DVBF 2023
8th Edition Live

Sat., October 7, 2023
Author tables open
10:00 am - 3 pm
Keynote Author
William Kent Krueger @ 3:30 pm

Country Inn & Suites
Conference Center

1900 Premier Drive in Mankato, MN
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Family Fun!

Meet the Authors

100's of Books of all genres 

Book signings 

Writing workshop & speakers

Hourly Drawings

Book Bingo 

Young Writer & Artist Competition Awards 

Making Faces - Face Painting 

Livestreaming on Facebook




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!"

The Deep Valley Book Festival is brought to you by
Minnesota Heritage Publishing 

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