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Where Readers & Authors Meet

Deep Valley
book festival

Celebrating Authors & Books


Beth Dooley has covered the local food scene in the Northern Heartland for thirty years: she writes for the Taste section of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune and appears regularly on KARE 11 (NBC) television and Minnesota Public Radio. She is author of Minnesota's Bounty: The Farmers Market Cookbook and The Perennial Kitchen: Simple Recipes for a Healthy Future, among other many other books.

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DVBF 2024
9th Edition 

Sat., October 5, 2024
Author tables open
10:00 am - 3 pm
Keynote Author @ 3:30 pm

Country Inn & Suites
Conference Center

1900 Premier Drive in Mankato, MN

Family Fun!

Meet the Authors

100's of Books of all genres 

Book Signings 

Writing Workshop

Past DVBF Keynote Authors Panel

Book Drawing

Children's Activities

Young Writer & Artist Competition Awards 

Livestreaming interviews on Facebook

Refreshments Available




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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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