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Various Activities in Our Community Event

There are a hundred and one reasons to visit the Crookston Ox Cart Days. This is where the action takes place as we hold our much-awaited summer festival. In celebration of our 29th year, this community festival is a culmination of everything good about our beloved city. 
There will be games, parades, fireworks, car show, pageants, dodgeball tournament, lip sync contest, kids tractor pull, a bouncy house bonanza and live entertainment from fantastic performers including a street dance on Saturday evening.

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Events are subject to change.

$ denotes a charge to participate

Tuesday, August 14: Schedule of Events

11:00am - 5:30pm - Uniquely Crookston Ox Cart Extravaganza Shopping Spree - Details Here

3:30pm - 6:30pm - Hugo's Ox Cart Days Cookout - Hugo's Family Marketplace

5:30pm - $ - Little Miss and Junior Miss Crookston - Crookston High School
*Doors open at 5:00pm

7:00pm - Hugo's Family Marketplace Supermarket Sweep Contest - Hugo's Family Marketplace

 

Wednesday August 15: Schedule of Events

11:00am - 5:30pm - Uniquely Crookston Ox Cart Extravaganza Shopping Spree - Details Here

3:00pm - Veterans' Recognition Ceremony - University of Minnesota Crookston Bede Ballroom

3:00pm - 5:00pm - Ice Cream Social by UMC/Sodexo - University of Minnesota Crookston Mall

4:45pm - Medallion Hunt First Clue by Crookston Times/UMC Admissions - University of Minnesota Crookston Mall

5:00pm - $ - Youth Dodgeball (15 & under) by RiverView Health - University of Minnesota Crookston Wellness Center  button required - Registration Form

6:30pm - 8:00pm - Drafts Vikings Trivia - Drafts Sports Bar & Grill

8:00pm - Midnight - DeBoer Builders Karaoke - Drafts Sports Bar & Grill

Thursday August 16: Schedule of Events at Downtown Square
button required for all Downtown Square events

10:00am - 7:00pm - Prairie Skyline Foundation’s Face Painting and Jewelry Fundraiser - Old Cathedral Site

11:00am - 5:30pm - Uniquely Crookston Ox Cart Extravaganza Shopping Spree - Details Here

12:00pm - 5:00pm - Tours of the Historic Grand Theatre - Grand Theatre

12:00pm - 6:00pm - Carnegie Building Open

1:00pm - $1 Matinee Movie - Grand Theatre

4:00pm - 6:30pm - Downtown Horns sponsored by Wagner Mobile Welding and Repair Shop - Downtown Square Stage

4:00pm - 8:00pm - Crookston Masonic Lodge Kids ID Program

5:00pm - 7:00pm - $ - Corn and Brat Feed by Rotary, Kiwanis & Farmer's Market - Downtown Square

5:00pm - 7:00pm - First Community Credit Union Meet and Greet - Downtown Square

5:00pm & 7:00pm - MegaJump BMX Stunt Show by Bulletproof Coatings and NAPA Crookston Welding- Ash Street

5:00pm - 7:30pm - $ - Ken's Airboat Rides - Central Park

5:30pm - 7:30pm - Kids Tractor Pull by Ag Country Farm Credit Services- Ash Street - Registration Form

8:00pm - 9:00pm - Lip Sync Contest by Crookston Times/UMC Admissions - Downtown Square Stage

9:00pm - $ - Comedy Night at the Inn with Spencer Dobson - Crookston Inn and Convention Center

Dusk - Outdoor Movie sponsored by Outdoor Solutions Landscaping- Downtown Square

$ - Food vendors & Beer Garden available from 4:00pm-9:00pm

Friday August 17: Schedule of Events
button required for all Downtown Square events

6:00am - 10:00am - Police and Fireman's Pancake Breakfast - Crookston Fire Department

8:00am - $ - Crookston Blue Line Club Golf Scramble - Minakwa Golf Course (8:00am Registration; 9:00am Start)

10:00am - 4:00pm - Carnegie Building Open

10:00am - 8:00pm - Prairie Skyline Foundation’s Face Painting and Jewelry Fundraiser - Old Cathedral Site

11:00am - 5:30pm - Uniquely Crookston Ox Cart Extravaganza Shopping Spree - Details Here

12:00pm - 6:00pm - $ - Ken's Airboat Rides - Central Park

12:00pm - 5:00pm - Tours of the Historic Grand Theatre - Grand Theatre

1:00pm - $1 Matinee Movie - Grand Theatre

4:00pm - 8:00pm - Bouncy House Bonanza sponsored by McDonald's - Downtown Square

4:30pm - 8:30pm - Tim Eggebraaten sponsored by Polk County Sheriff's Association - Downtown Square Stage

5:00pm - 7:00pm - $ - Lion's Club Ribfest presented by Christian Brothers Ford  - Downtown Square

5:00pm - 7:00pm - Walking Magic by Brady Grove - Downtown Square

7:00pm - $ - Miss Crookston Pageant - Crookston High School

8:00pm - Midnight - $ - Teen Dance (ages 13-18) - $10 - Downtown Square

9:00pm - $ - Miss Tootsie Pageant sponsored by McKinnon Co- Eagles Club

$ - Food vendors & Beer Garden available from 4:00pm-9:00pm


 

Saturday August 18: Schedule of Events
  button required for all Downtown Square events

8:00am - $ -  Altru Health System 5K/10K/Little Tykes Run - Ash Street
    8:00am Registration; 8:30am Little Tykes; 9:00am 5K/10K - Registration Form

8:00am - 10:30am - Warrior Bounce Competition (Ages 13-18) sponsored by Functionally Fit - Downtown Square

8:00am - 10:30am - Foot Dart Competition sponsored by RBJ's Restaurant - Downtown Square

9:00am - $ -  Pickleball Tournament sponsored by Superpumper - Schuster Park - Registration Form

10:00am - 4:00pm - Carnegie Building Open

10:00am - 7:00pm - Prairie Skyline Foundation’s Face Painting and Jewelry Fundraiser - Old Cathedral Site

10:00am - Kids Parade by Wish Upon a Star - Villa St. Vincent

10:00am - Video Games on the Big Screen - Grand Theatre

10:00am - 4:00pm - Craft and Vendor Show - 2nd Street & Ash Street

10:00am - 4:00pm - Crookston Farmers Market - Downtown Square Building

10:00am - 4:00pm - Klondike Carvings - Ash Street

10:00am - Crookston Classic Cruiser Car Show - Central Park - Registration Form

10:00am - $ - Bloody Mary Bar by Drafts - Crookston Sports Center

10:00am - $ - Taco John's Adult Dodgeball (16 & up) - Crookston Sports Center - Registration Form

11:00am - 12:00pm - Dance Performance by Just for Kix - Downtown Square Stage

11:00am - 3:00pm - FREE Pony Rides provided by Phil Thompson and Associates - Downtown Square

11:00am - 4:00pm - Bouncy House Bonanza sponsored by McDonald's - Downtown Square

11:00am - 4:00pm - Tri-Valley Bubble Station - Downtown Square

11:00am - 5:00pm - $ - Ken's Airboat Rides - Central Park

11:00am - 5:30pm - Uniquely Crookston Ox Cart Extravaganza Shopping Spree - Details Here

12:00pm - 3:00pm - Comedy & Magic by Jeffrey Salveson - Ash Street/Downtown Square

12:00pm - The Nature Connection Raptor/Wildlife Show by NAPA Crookston Welding- Care and Share Green Space

1:00pm - 4:00pm - 4 Wheel Drive sponsored by Brost Chevrolet- Downtown Square Stage

1:00pm - 4:00pm - Sun Country & You Therapy Animals sponsored by Jeff Evers Properties- Care and Share Green Space

1:30pm - $ - Build a Buddy Workshop by Crookston Building Center - Ash Street

2:00pm - $ - Draft's Corn Hole (18 & up) Tournament - Draft's Sports Bar & Grill

2:30pm - Duck Drop by Rotary Club - Central Park

2:30pm - Crookston Championship Tae Kwon Do - Downtown Square

3:00pm - Kids Beanbag Tournament by AmericInn - Downtown Square

6:00pm - Parade Party Judging by Don Boone Agency- Parade Route

7:00pm - Parade - Traditional Parade Route - Entry Form

9:00pm - 1:00am - Junk FM Street Dance sponsored by DS Beverages - Ash Street/Downtown Square

                               Glow Party/Photo Booth Sponsored by Longtin Agency

Immediately following Junk FM Street Dance - Afterglow Pizza Party/ Junk FM Meet and Greet - DaRoo's Restaurant

9:45pm - Fireworks sponsored by City of Crookston - Old Arena Site

$ - Food vendors & Beer Garden available all day

Sunday August 19: Schedule of Events
button required for Highland Park Complex events

9:00am - $ - Pickleball sponsored by Superpumper - Schuster Park - Registration Form

10:00am - Video Games on the Big Screen - Grand Theatre

11:00am - 4:00pm - Tri-Valley Bubble Station - Highland Park Complex

12:00pm - 5:00pm - Altru Family Picnic and Splash Park Fun - Highland Park Complex

12:00pm - 3:00pm - Balloon Twister Jeffrey Salveson - Highland Park Complex

12:00pm - 3:00pm - Buttercup Rodeo Clown sponsored by Happy Joes - Highland Park Complex

12:00pm - 4:00pm - Free Curfman Critter Wagon Rides sponsored by Thrivent Financial - Highland Park Complex

1:00pm-  3:00pm - Cathy Erickson Polka Band by Kresl Properties - Highland Park Complex

1:00pm - 3:00pm - Power Wheels Derby by Wish Upon a Star - Highland Park Complex

2:00pm - 4:00pm - $ - Home Run Derby by University of Minnesota Crookston sponsored by Cobblestone Hotel and Suites - Diamond 1

2:00pm - 4:00pm - SunCountry & You Therapy Animals sponsored by Jeff Evers Properties - Highland Park Complex

2:30pm - Grocery Bingo - Highland Park Pavilion - Highland Park Complex

3:00pm - Travis Oliver Hunting Shack Table Drawing

5:00pm - 7:00pm Outdoor Concert "Lost River Band" & Wood Fire Pizza - Wesley United Methodist Church

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Immerse yourself in our many activities. Become a volunteer or call us at 218-289-3199 for more information.