Downtown Two Harbors Businesses Prepare For Festival Of Sail Visitors
There are a lot of folks making their way to Two Harbors this weekend for the Festival of Sail. The Festival of Sail usually happens in Duluth, but due to major construction projects on Duluth's freeway interchange, the festival was moved up the shore to the small town of Two Harbors, Minnesota.
The tall ships usually draw thousands and thousands of people, so they had to limit the number of tickets sold each day to 6,000 people so the town wouldn't be too crowded. Still, this is a huge influx of visitors, and many businesses have adapted to offer specials and serve the public.
Dept Two on 1st Ave is selling items on the sales rack on the street and also selling Betty's Pies by the slice in the courtyard.
Other places are selling food and drink outdoors like Harbor Rail. Madeira Bistro also has an outdoor courtyard with tap beer, wine, and menus. The American Legion also has an outdoor bar with food.
Businesses have adapted to handle the crowds, some of them will not be open to inside visitors. Some places like The Purple Lotus will be open for gifts, but not offering massages this weekend.
The Lake County Chamber of Commerce posted on Facebook inviting people to come down and see what all the businesses had to offer for this weekend as well.
Hopefully, these small businesses get support from the crowds on what is likely to be the busiest weekend of the summer for Two Harbors.