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There are SO many reasons to visit Crookston Ox Cart Days! 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 5 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:

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

 

 

 

Tuesday, August 13th Schedule of Events:

  • 10:40am - 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 
  • 5:30pm - Little Miss and Junior Miss Crookston Pageants - Crookston High School (doors open at 5:00pm) 
  • 7:00pm - Hugo's Family Marketplace Supermarket Sweep Contest - Hugo's Family Marketplace 

 

Wednesday, August 14th Schedule of Events: 

  • 10:40am - 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 
  • 3:00pm - Veteran's Recognition Ceremony/Sodexo Ice Cream Social - University of Minnesota Crookston Mall
  • 4:45pm - 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 Twins Trivia - Draft's Sports Bar and Grill

 

Thursday, August 15th Schedule of Events:

Button required for all Downtown Square Events 

  • 10:40am - 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 Post 1902
  • $ Dollar Matinee - Grand Theater 
  • 2:00pm-8:00pm - 3rd Lair Action Sports Skateboard/BMX show and instruction sessions - Ash Street 
  • 4:30pm-7:30pm - Downtown Horns sponsored by Wagners Mobile Welding -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  
  •  5:00pm-7:00pm - 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

  • 6:00am-10:00am - Police and Fireman's Pancake Breakfast - Crookston Fire Department 
  • 8:00am - 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 
  • 11:00am - Lunch on the Square - Various food trucks at the Downtown Square 
  • 12:00pm-6:00pm - Ken's Airboat Rides - Central Park Landing 
  • 1:00 pm - $1 Matinee - Grand Theater 
  • 4:00pm-8:00pm - Taco John's 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) 
  •   9:00am - Meet and Greet special guest Oxen Team - Biscuits and Gravy - Red River Shows Building (outdoors)
  •  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 Pavilion 
  • 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 - Log Rolling- Test your Skills! Sponsored by Phil Thompson & Associates/ Garret Kollin-Thrivent Financial- Downtown Square 
  • 11:00am-3:30pm - Taco John's Bouncy House Bonanza - Downtown Square 
  • 11:00am-3:30pm - Pony Rides Sponsored by Outdoor Solutions Landscaping- 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 
  • 12:30-1:30pm - Sami Dare Hypnotist - Downtown Square Stage 
  • 1:30pm - Build a Buddy Workshop - Downtown Square 
  • 2:00pm - Draft's Cornhole Tournament - Draft's Sports Bar and Grill 
  • 2:00pm-4:00pm - Talent Show - Downtown Square Stage 
  • 3:00pm - Kid's Beanbag Tournament - Downtown Square 
  • 4:00pm KROX/Happy Joe's "Crookston's Treasures Hunt" Grand Prize Drawing - Downtown Square Stage
  • 7:00pm - Torchlight Parade by the Crookston Lion's Club - N. Broadway to W.7th St/Central Ave to Barrette Street 
  • 9:30pm-1:00am - 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 - Taco John's Bouncy House Bonanza - Downtown Square 
  • 11:am-3:30pm - Pony Rides sponsored by Outdoor Solutions Landscaping- Downtown Square 
  • 11:30am-1:30pm - Music by the Jensen Sisters - Downtown Square Stage
  • 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 sponsored by Phil Thompson & Associates/ Garret Kollin- Thrivent Financial - 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 
  • 5:00pm - Wood Fire Pizza and Outdoor Concert - Wesley United Methodist Church

 

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