In the Historic Prairies Region
, Slayton has been the county seat of Murray County
since 1889, and serves as the hub of retail services, agriculture and government of the county.
Lodging is available in a full-service motel. Just a short distance outside of town is a private campground, a motel-lodge with a campground, a resort on Lake Shetek, and the Lake Shetek State Park.
Slayton is located where US 59 and Hwy 30 meet, east of Pipestone.
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02/27 Coming to The area
Orange City Tulip Festival Orange City IA May16-18 The Orange City Tulip Festival - an entertaining celebration of the best of small-town America - showcases for 100,000 visitors this thriving community's rich Dutch heritage. Festivities include music and dancing by hundreds of children and adults in intricate authentic costumes, two daily parades featuring top area marching bands, nightly musical theatre, a carnival midway, fun ethnic food treats, plus thousands of tulips and a dozen reproduction windmills throughout a charming village.
Teapot Days Tea SD June13-15 Enjoy the carnival, view antique tractors and equipment, and watch the crowning of Ma and Pa Teapot.
Awesome Biker Nights Sioux City IA June13-15 Awesome Biker Nights is Northwest Iowa's premier regional motorcycle event with an attendance of over 25,000! Of course, even those who aren't traveling on two wheels are welcome at the event. The Awesome experience includes three stages of live music from National and Regional Bands, motorcycle stunt performances, a poker run through the beautiful countryside, a bike show, tattoo contest, poker tournament, bike raffle, vendors and more.
Craft Brew Fest Winnebago MN June29 Craft Brew Fest is a festival dedicated to the enjoyment of craft beer. Over 50 different beers from some great craft breweries will be available for sampling.
Henderson Sauerkraut Days Henderson MN June28-30 Activities include a Car Cruise, Tractor Ride, Kiddie Parade, Car Show, Softball Tourney, Miss Henderson Coronation, Mini Rods, Live Music Outdoors, Cabbage Toss, World Champion Kraut Eating Contest.
Turner County Fair Parker SD August12-15 South Dakota's oldest county fair. The four best days of summer.