Excitement is Building Everyday at the Historic Butler Building!

The Butler Building offers unique venue options for community events, family reunions, spectacular weddings, corporate events... the list goes on and on. Below are highlighted events in the Aitkin community as well as featured events at the Butler Building. Stop by to visit our local businesses and see what is happening at the Butler Building!
  • Image of Judy Garland as a child and another of her in the role of Dorothy

Restore Judy Garland’s 1925 Debut Opera House

Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Aitkin, MN, and help us restore the building where Judy Garland (aka Baby Gumm) performed in 1925 -- the Aitkin Opera House! We are bringing the Opera House BACK TO LIFE to relive “Over the Rainbow” and other Judy Garland classics. 50%

  • Toolin Tour

Aitkin’s Habitat for Humanity Toolin’ Tour – Ride for Habitat, May 21, 2017

Aitkin Habitat for Humanity will host its first annual “Toolin’ Tour,” a six-hour motorcycle ride through Aitkin County this May, it has been announced today. The inaugural motorcycle tour is a fundraiser for the Aitkin Chapter of Habitat for Humanity, with proceeds going to help in constructing a new home

  • Musicians needed

Calling All Musical Entertainment

Calling all musical entertainment! Looking for a platform to showcase your incredible music talents? The Aitkin Farmers’ Market provides a great opportunity to perform for the local community.  If you would like to be considered for this year’s Farmers’ Market, contact Sylvia Allen at 218-678-2441. There are a variety of

  • Wines of the Hedges Family Estate

Wines of Hedges Family Estate – Thursday January 19, 2017

  Our first tasting of the new year is just around the corner on Thursday January 19, 2017 6:30pm at the Beanery Cafe in downtown Aitkin, MN. Please join us for the  Wines of the Hedges Family Estate  as we sample wines from this small family owed winery in the Red Mountain

  • Farmers Market 2016

August Yields Plentiful Finds at 2016 Aitkin Farmers’ Market

With the 2016 Minnesota abundant harvest season well on its way and the 17th Annual National Farmers Market Week kicking off on Aug. 7th  through 13th, Minnesotans will soon have the chance to procure some of the state’s best produce yet with a cornucopia of seasonal options to be found

  • Fresh Produce at Farmers Market

Farmers’ Market Opens May 28th!

10 Great Area Farmers Will Be There!On Saturdays, starting May 28th, Memorial Day Weekend, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the 2016 Farmers' Market will return to Aitkin's most recognizable historic landmark, the Butler Building. Those from around the Aitkin area can expect an abundance of different items at the


Nine Minnesota Medical Professionals selected for Medical Trip to Uganda

Sylvia’s Children, a New Jersey-based non-profit dedicated to supporting and improving the living conditions for more than 1,000 children at the Mbiriizi Advanced Primary School in the village of Mbiriizi, Uganda, has today announced it has selected nine medical personal (nurses and teachers) from an impressive list of 35 applicants

  • Brew Fest Interview on WCCO

Brew Fest is on TV!

Brew Fest Interview on Duluth ABC 10 Brew Fest Interview on the KARE 11 Brew Fest Interview on KBJR 6 with Jennifer Austin Brew Fest Interview on WCCO Syndicated the CBS Interview Yahoo! News Syndicated CBS Interview!

  • Jenna helping Sylvia's Children

Send Needed Help to Sylvia’s Children by Sponsoring Jenna’s Medical Trip

"Last year, I was introduced to Sylvia's Children. Sylvia's Children is a non-profit organization in Uganda, Africa serving an orphanage, school, and medical clinic. I traveled with a team to the small village of Mbiriizi. In Mbiriizi, I provided medical care including physical exams, medications, treatments, procedures, and referred for


Riverwood Holes Fore Hospice Golf Tournament

The Riverwood Holes Fore Hospice Golf Tournament needs YOU!!! Sunday, July 13th Join us for a day of FUN on the Cuyuna Rolling Hills Golf Course. $125.00 per person Includes lunch, 18 holes of golf with a cart, dinner, & MANY PRIZES! Sign up as an individual, find a friend,