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Various Activities in Our Community Event

There are SO many reasons to visit the Crookston Ox Cart Days!  This is the action takes place as we hold our much anticipated summer festival.  In celebration of our 30th year, we have planned a summer festival like no other.  Again, we offer this event at a solid $5 price point with ages 2 and under FREE because there is no place like a small town, no place like Minnesota and no place like home here in Crookston Minnesota.  There will be games, parades, fireworks, a car show, pony rides, pageants, tournaments, contests bouncy houses and live entertainment including a street dance with The Johnny Holm Band, musical entertainment from The Jensen Sisters, Tim Eggebratten, Island Time Band,Crookston's Got Talent performances, Karaoke, a hypnotist, a juggler, a magician and so much more!

Check Out Our Main Events

  • Monday August 12th
  • Tuesday August 13th 
  • Wednesday August 14th 
  • Thursday August 15th 
  • Friday August 16th 
  • Saturday August 17th 
  • Sunday August 18th 

Events are subject to change.

$ denotes a charge to participate

Monday, August 12th: Schedule of Events

  • 10:40 am-KROX/Happy Joes "Crookston's Treasure Hunt reveal- Valley Talk KROX 1260 am 
  • Customer Appreciation Days - Participating Crookston Businesses 
  • 12:00 pm-2:00 pm- Patio Party Lunch featuring Draft's Food Truck- Wayne Hotel Parking Lot 
  • 5:00 pm-7:30 pm- Taste Of Crookston - Ox Cart Fundraiser Featuring Tim Eggebratten- Crookston Eagle Club 

 

 

 

Tuesday, August 13th: Schedule of Events 

  • 10:40 am- KROX/Happy Joes "Crookston's Treasures Hunt" reveal- Valley Talk 1260 KROX am 
  • Customer Appreciation Days- Participating Crookston Businesses 
  • 12:00pm-2:00pm- Patio Lunch Party featuring Draft's Food Truck- Wayne Hotel parking lot 
  • $ 3:30pm-6:30 pm- Hugo's Ox Cart Days Cookout- Hugo's Family Marketplace Crookston 
  • 5:30- Little Miss and Junior Miss Crookston Pageants- Crookston High School (doors open at 5:00pm) 
  • 7:00 pm - Hugo's Family Marketplace Supermarket Sweep Contest- Hugo's Family Marketplace 

 

Wednesday, August 14th Schedule of Events: 

  • 10:40 am- KROX/Happy Joes "Crookston's Treasures Hunt" reveal- Valley Talk KROX radio 1260 am 
  • Customer Appreciation Days- Crookston Businesses 
  • $ 12:00pm-2:00pm- Patio Party Lunch with Daroos- Daroo's Pizza in Crookston 
  • 3:00 pm- Veteran's Recognition Ceremony/ Sedexo Ice Cream Social - University of Minnesota Crookston Mall
  • 4:45 pm- Crookston Daily Times/ UMC Admission's Medallion Hunt First Clue- UMC Mall 
  • RiverView's Youth Dodgeball Tournament- University of Minnesota Wellness Center 
  • 6:30pm-8:00pm- Minnesota Twin's Trivia- Draft's Sports Bar and Grill 

 

Thursday, August 15th Schedule of Events:

Button required for all Downtown Square Events 

  • 10:40 am- KROX/Happy Joes "Crookston's Treasures Hunt" reveal- Valley Talk- KROX 1260 am 
  • Customer Appreciation Days- Participating Crookston Businesses 
  • 10:00am-7:00pm- Prairie Skyline Foundation Face Painting- Old Cathedral Site 
  • 12:00pm-2:00pm- Patio Party Lunch and Open House- VFW 
  • $ Dollar Matinee- Grand Theater 
  • 2:00pm-8:00pm- 3rd Lair Action Sports Skateboard/BMX show and instruction sessions- Ash Street 
  • 4:30pm-7:30pm- Musical Entertainment- Downtown Horns- Downtown Square Stage 
  • 4:00pm-8:00pm- Crookston Masonic Lodge Kids ID Program- Downtown Square Pavilion 
  • 5:00pm-7:00pm- Lion's Club RibFest- Downtown Square Pavilion  
  •  5:00 pm-7:00- Kid's Tractor Pull sponsored by Ag Country Farm Credit Services- 2nd Street 
  •  8:00pm- Lip Sync Contest sponsored by UMC Admissions and the Crookston Daily Times- Downtown Square Stage 
  • 9:00pm- A Magical Night at the Inn- Magic by Brady Grove- Crookston Inn and Convention Center 

                    Beer Gardens Provided by Irishman's Shanty and Drafts Sports Bar and Grill 

 

 

Friday, August 16th Schedule of Events:  

Button Required for all Downtown Square Events

  • 6am-10am- Police and Fireman's Pancake Breakfast- Crookston Fire Department 
  • 8:00 - Crookston Blue Line Club Golf Scramble- Minakwa Golf Course (8am registration/9am start time) 
  • 10:00am-8:00pm- Prairie Skyline Foundation's Face Painting- Old Cathedral Site 
  • 10:40am- KROX/Happy Joes "Crookston's Treasures Hunt" reveal- Valley Talk KROX 1260 am 
  • 11:00- Lunch on the Square- Various food trucks at the Downtown Square 
  • 12pm-6pm - Ken's Airboat Rides- Central Park Landing 
  • 1:00 pm- $1 Matinee- Grand Theater 
  • 4:00pm-8:00pm- Bouncy House Bonanza- Downtown Square 
  • 5:00pm- 8:30pm- Island Time Steel Drum Band- Downtown Square Stage 
  • 5:30pm- Cale the Juggler- Interactive Juggling Show- Downtown Square 
  • 7:00pm - Miss Crookston Pageant- Crookston High School 
  • 9:00pm - Miss Tootsie Pageant- Crookston Eagles Club 

 

                        Beer Gardens provided by the Irishman's Shanty and Draft's Sports Bar and Grill 

Saturday, August 17th Schedule of Events: 
Button required for all Downtown Square events 

  •  8:00am- 5k/10k/ Little Tykes Run-2nd Street 
  •  9:00am Pickleball Tournament- Schuster Park (Memorial Dr and Locken Blvd) 
  •  10:00am- Kid's Parade- Villa St. Vincent Parking Lot 
  •  $ 10:00am-7:00pm- Prairie Skyline Foundation's Face Painting- Old Cathedral Site 
  • 10:00am- Videos Games on the big screen- Grand Theater 
  • 10:00am-3:00pm- Craft and Vendor Show- Ash Street 
  • 10:00am-4:00pm- Crookston Farmers Market- Downtown Square Pavillion 
  • 10:00am- Crookston Classic Cruiser Car Show- Central Park 
  • 10:00am- Bloody Mary Bar by Draft's Sports Bar and Grill- Crookston Sports Center 
  • 10:00am- Adult Dodgeball Tournament- Crookston Sports Center 
  • 11:00am-4:00pm- Blue Ox Log Rolling- Test your skill! - Downtown Square 
  • 11:00am-3:30pm- Pony Rides- Downtown Square 
  • 11:00am-3:00pm- Sun Country and You Therapy Animals petting zoo- Downtown Square 
  • 11:00am-4:00pm- Tri Valley Bubble Station- Downtown Square 
  • 11:00am-5:00pm- Ken's Airboat Rides- Central Park Landing 
  • 12:00pm- Happy Joe's Pizza Eating Contest 
  • 12:30-1:30- Sami Dare Hypnotist- Downtown Square Stage 
  • 1:30pm- Build a Buddy Workshop- Downtown Square 
  • 2:00pm- Drat's Cornhole Tournament- Draft's Sports Bar and Grill 
  • 2:00pm-4:00pm- Crookston's Got Talent- Downtown Square Stage 
  • 3:00pm- Kid's Beanbag Tournament- Downtown Square 
  • 4:00 KROX/ Happy Joe's "Crookston's Treasures Hunt" Grand Prize Drawing Downtown Square Stage
  • 7:00pm- Lion's Club Parade- N. Broadway to W.7th St/ Central Ave to Barrette Street 
  • 9:30pm- 1am- Johnny Holm Band Street Dance- Downtown Square Stage 

                   Beer Garden provided by Irishman's Shanty and Drafts Sports Bar and Grill 

Sunday, August 18th: Schedule of Events  -

Button required for all Downtown Square Events 

  • $ 9:00am - Pickleball Tournaments- Schuster Park (Memorial Drive and Locken Blvd) 
  • 10:00am- Video Games on the Big Screen- Grand Theater 
  • 11:00am-3:00pm- Bouncy Houses- Downtown Square 
  • 11:am-3:30pm- Pony Rides- Downtown Square 
  • 11:30am-1:30pm- Music by the Jensen Sisters
  • 11:30am-2:00pm- Rotary Club and Farmers Market Corn and Brat Feed 
  • 12:00pm-3:00pm- Kenny's Airboat rides- Central Park Landing 
  • 12:00pm-3:00pm- Curfman's Critters rides- Downtown Square 
  • 1:00pm-3:00pm- Power Wheels Derby- Sponsored by Wish Upon A Star-Downtown Square 
  • 1:30pm-4:00pm- Water Wars- Sponsored by the Crookston Fire Department 
  • 2:00pm- Rotary Club Duck Drop- Central Park
  • 2:30pm- Hugo's Grocery Bingo- Downtown Square Pavilion 
  • 3:00pm Raffle Drawings; Handyman for a Day/ Maid for a Day 
  • 5:00 - Wood Fire Pizza and Outdoor Concert- Westley United Church

 

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