Belwin Bison Festival

$5 per car. Entrance fee for 5k Fun Run (parking included).

Welcome a herd of juvenile male bison from NorthStar Bison to Belwin. This free community festival celebrates bison’s critical role in helping Belwin maintain and improve our restored prairie.

The festival will be held rain (or snow!) or shine, so plan accordingly. Bring a chair or picnic blanket. Please consider carpooling!

$5 per car. Fee waived for 5k Run participants. Park at Belwin's Lucy Winton Bell Athletic Fields.

A 5k “Run with the Bison” Fun Trail Run will be held at 10:00 a.m. prior to the bison release. This family-friendly run is untimed and open to all skill levels. A small registration fee for the run will go toward maintaining the prairie for the bison and you. Register by April 20 to be guaranteed a bandana! The bison will be released into their prairie at 12:30 p.m., following the race.

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5k "Run with the Bison" Fun Trail Run

Handicap parking will be set aside near the festival tent. Please tell the parking attendants of your need when you enter. From the festival tent, vehicles will transport those in need of assistance to the bison viewing area for the actual bison release (estimated to be around 12:30 p.m.). Please allow time to enjoy the festival and get to the release, a 3-minute ride or 10-minute walk with a stroller through the prairie.

Questions? Please contact Belwin Conservancy at 651-436-5189 or

Thank You to Our Sponsor:

Pioneer Press/

Thank You to Our Partners:

NorthStar Bison YMCA of Woodbury EPIC HyPride MNPC


You do not need to register to attend this event.

Event Details

May 16th, 2020
from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


Lucy Winton Bell Athletic Fields
15601 Hudson Road
West Lakeland MN 55001

Open To

This event is open to Everyone

If you have any questions about this event, please email: