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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 28th 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 and air guitar contests and live entertainment from local performers, including a street dance.

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Events are subject to change.
* next to an event represents Ox Cart Button required to attend

Tuesday, August 15: Schedule of Events

5:30 PM - Little Miss/Junior Miss Crookston Pageant - Crookston High School (doors open at 5:00)

Wednesday August 16: Schedule of Events

7:00 AM - 11:00 AM Wellness Demonstrations- UMC Wellness Center

7:00am Spin Class Demonstration – Functionally Fit
7:30am Boot Camp Demonstration – Jodi Dragseth
8:00am Zumba Demonstration – Jodi Dragseth
8:30am Yoga Class Demonstration – Burnham Creek Yoga
9:00am Self Defense Demonstration – Jennifer Walberg
10:30am Personal Trainer Demonstration – Anytime Fitness
*Participation encouraged during demonstrations 

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Wellness Vendor Fair/Demos and Lunch- UMC Wellness Center
*12:00PM - Wonderful Life Foods Light Lunch - $5 - UMC Wellness Center

Pickle Ball Demo
Young Living Essential Oils
Color Yourself Calm/Meditation
Bod Pod Analysis
Biking Club/Safety and Equipment
Synergy
Reflexology
Massage
Chiropractic Care
Isagenix
Sports Advantage Powered by Exos
THRIVE
Work site Wellness -Polk County Public Health/SHIP
Txt4Life

3:00 PM Veterans Ceremony- UMC Bede Ballroom

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM UMC/Sodexo Ice Cream Social- UMC Mall

4:00 PM Knocker Ball Soccer Demonstration- UMC Mall

4:45 PM First Medallion Hunt Clue- UMC Mall

5:00 PM RiverView Dodgeball Tournament (15 & under) - UMC Wellness Center REGISTRATION FORM  RULES

6:30 PM Taco Johns Dodgeball Tournament (16 & older) - UMC Lysaker Gymnasium REGISTRATION FORM RULES
*TEAM SPOTS STILL AVAILABLE...REGISTER TODAY!

 

Thursday August 17: Schedule of Events at Downtown Square

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Fired UP at the Carnegie - Carnegie Building

3:00 PM - 7:30 PM Prairie Skyline Foundation Face Painting - Old Cathedral

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM Bouncy House Bonanza by HN Quality Plumbing, Bulletproof Coating/This is Sew Broadway/Happy Joes Pizza and Ice Cream Parlor

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

4:00 PM - Beer Garden by Irishman's Shanty

4:00 PM - "Off Duty" Musical Entertainment by Tim Eggebraaten

4:00 PM - Ken's Airboat Rides - Central Park

5:00 PM - Rotary, Kiwanis, and Farmers Market Brat and Corn Feed

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM - Ag Country Kids Tractor Pull by Ag Country Farm Credit Services

6:30 PM - 20th Annual Bed Races by RiverView Health REGISTRATION FORM

7:00 PM - Water Wars by Crookston Fire Department REGISTRATION FORM

8:00 PM - Lip Sync/Air Guitar Contest by Crookston Times and UMC Admissions *

10:00 PM - Movie on the Square showing "Cars" by Christian Brothers Ford,  Occupational Development Center (ODC), Crookston Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Crookston Development Partnership, and the City of Crookston

Friday August 18: Schedule of Events

6:00 AM - 11:00 AM - Police & Fireman's Pancake Feed by the CFD- Crookston Fire Hall

8:00 AM - SHOTGUN START 13TH Annual Blue Line Club Golf Scramble - Minakwa Golf Course

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Fired UP at the Carnegie - Carnegie Building

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Prairie Skyline Foundation Face Painting - Old Cathedral

12:00 PM - Ken's Airboat Rides - Central Park

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM - "The Two of Us" Musical Entertainment by Bethany Beiswenger/ Peat Moss sponsored by Brost Chevrolet - Downtown Square

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM - Beer Garden by Irishman's Shanty- Downtown Square

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM - Lions Ribfest - Downtown Square

7:00 PM - Miss Crookston Pageant- Crookston High School

7:00 PM - Classic Cruise Night- Arby's

7:30 PM - Miss Tootsie Pageant by McKinnon Co - Miller Lite/Coors Lite and Doherty Staffing Solutions- Eagles Club

9:30 PM - 12:00 AM Crookston Wrestling Club Teen Dance- Central Park

Saturday August 19: Schedule of Events

Buttons required for admittance to Central Park and Downtown Square Events 

7:00 AM - Oliver's Canoe Outfitters Canoe Race- Central Park* INFORMATION

8:00 AM - 5K/10K/Lil Tykes Run- North Ash REGISTRATION FORM

9:00 AM - Pickle Ball Tournament by Tri-State Paving & Concrete - Schuster Park REGISTRATION FORM

10:00 AM - Classic Cruisers Car Show- Central Park *

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Fired UP at the Carnegie - Carnegie Building

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM - Ongoing Park Events - Food Vendors, Beer Garden, and more! *

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM - Craft and Vendor Fair - Central Park *

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM - Farmers Market - Downtown Square *

10:00 AM - Wish Upon a Star Kids Parade- Villa St. Vincent down Riverside Drive

10:00 AM - Ken's Airboat Rides - HIGHWAY 75 BYPASS BOAT LANDING (NOTICE DIFFERENT LOCATION)

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Joe Wavra Klondike Carvings - Central Park *

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Crookston's Got Talent Showcase by Wagner Mobile Welding and Repair Shop- ongoing local entertainment- Central Park *

11:00 AM - Little Miss Crookston
11:15 AM - Junior Miss Crookston
11:30 AM - Mr. CHS
11:45 AM - CHS Percussion Ensemble
12:00 PM - Miss Crookston
12:30 PM- Just for Kix Dance Studio

11:00 AM - Fireman's Kiddie Carnival Games- Central Park *

12:00 PM- Pig Races by KROX, Montagues Flower Shop, and NAPA Crookston Welding- Central Park *

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM Prairie Skyline Foundation Face Painting - Old Cathedral

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM UMC Football Kick Off Tailgate (Scrimmage at 2pm) - UMC Parking Lot E

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Musical Entertainment by Annie Fitzgerald

1:30 PM - Duck Races by Crookston Rotary Club and Crookston Fire Department- Central Park *

2:00 PM - Corn Hole Tournament- Drafts Sports Bar and Grill

2:00 PM - Musical Entertainment by the 10 Sallies - Central Park *

2:00 PM - Build a Stuffed Buddy by Crookston Building Center $5/buddy - Central Park *

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Vikings Cheerleaders Bridget Carlson & Josie Christian - Central Park *

2:30 PM - Crookston Championship Tae Kwon Do demonstration- Central Park*

3:00 PM - Kids Beanbag Toss Tournament by AmericInn and Shear Sisters- Central Park *

3:30 PM - Raffle Drawing- Travis Oliver original handcrafted Minnesota Vikings Table- Central Park *

6:00 PM - Judging for the Best Parade Route Fired Up Yard Party- Traditional Parade Route

7:00 PM - Parade- Traditional Parade Route - REGISTER HERE - Deadline August 5

9:00 PM - Food Vendors/Beer- Downtown Square

9:45PM - City of Crookston Fireworks Display- Old Arena Site/Downtown

10:00 PM - Chris Hawkey - Street Dance Downtown Square *

Sunday August 20: Schedule of Events

12:00 PM - Ken's Airboat Rides - Central Park

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Altru Family Splash Picnic & Party, Lunch, Games and Entertainment - Highland Park Complex

  • Events Include:
    12:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Curfman's Critters - Free Rides by Thrivent Financial - Garret Kollin
    12:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Mini Melts Ice Cream by Crookston Figure Skating Club
    12:30 PM - 2:00 PM - Superpumper's Horseshoe Clinic by 5 Time Minnesota Junior State Champion and Junior World Champion Vance Harren
    1:00 PM - Power Wheels Derby by Christian Brothers Ford and Wish Upon a Star
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Hugo's Family Marketplace Grocery Bingo
    2:00 PM -4:00 PM - UMC Home Run Derby Contest
    3:00 PM - Blue Line Club Raffle Drawing for Polaris Ranger 570 EFI
    5:30 PM - Crookston Tennis Association Drills

5:00 PM - Outdoor Concert and Wood Fire Pizza- Wesley United Methodist Church 

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