Worthington, MN
  • 13,100 Population
  • 9 Square Miles
  • 489 Businesses

A Fun Fact About
Worthington, MN

WE RACE TURKEYS!!!
76th Annual King Turkey Day Festival September 18 & 19, 2015
Where else can you find race teams herding their star "athletes" (wild racing turkeys) down Main Street? The Great Gobbler Gallop is part of Worthington, Minnesota's very own King Turkey Day festival. For more than 70 years, this event has attracted thousands of people to Worthington. Start your day at the free pancake breakfast. During the Great Gobbler Gallop live turkeys are raced down the street in a friendly rivalry with Cuero, Texas. A delegation from Cuero brings a turkey to challenge Worthington’s famous turkey, Paycheck. Right after the gallop, one of the regions largest parades kicks off. Hundreds of people gather along Worthington’s Tenth Street to catch the action. A featured speaker, 10K race and carnival are all a part of King Turkey Day festivities. Visit www.kingturkeyday.net for more information.