Annual Father’s Day tradition celebrated in Zumbrota

ZUMBROTA, Minn. (KTTC) – A decades-old Father’s Day tradition continued Sunday, celebrating Zumbrota and one of Minnesota’s only covered bridges.

The Zumbrota city administrator, Neil Jensen, says the bridge is the only one remaining in the state originally used for transportation across Highway 58.

Hundreds of people packed Covered Bridge Park Sunday morning and into the afternoon.

100 Food and local art and craft vendors showcased their products.

There were activities for every age, including donuts with dad to celebrate fathers day.

A Zumbrota native played live music throughout the morning.

He says his music is influenced by his dad, and hopes it brings people together at the festival.

“He wasn’t a very good singer, but he wasn’t afraid to sing passionately, and I think that’s kinda transferred over,” said Tat Erredge. “That’s what I try and do, just, you know, convey emotion, convey spirit, soul, whatever you want to call it.”

Erredge says he remembers the bands at the festival when he was a kid, and now hopes to keep that musical tradition alive.

Tat Erredge plays music at the Covered Bridge Festival in Zumbrota.


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