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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 Treasures Hunt" reveal - Valley Talk KROX 1260AM
  • Customer Appreciation Days - Participating Crookston Businesses 
  • 11:00am -2:00pm - Patio Party Lunch featuring Draft's Food Truck - Wayne Hotel Parking Lot 
  • 5:00pm-7:30pm - Northern Sky Bank presents "Taste Of Crookston" Featuring Tim Eggebraaten - Crookston Eagles Club 

 

 

 

Tuesday, August 13th Schedule of Events:

  • 10:40am - KROX/Happy Joes "Crookston's Treasures Hunt" reveal - Valley Talk 1260 KROXAM
  • Customer Appreciation Days - Participating Crookston Businesses 
  • 11:00am -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 1260AM
  • Customer Appreciation Days - Crookston Businesses 
  • $ 11:00am -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 
  • $ 5:00pm- RiverView's Youth Dodgeball Tournament - University of Minnesota Crookston Wellness Center 2019 Youth Dodgeball Tournament Registration Form
  • 6:30pm-8:00pm - Minnesota Twins Trivia -sponsored by Crookston Concrete & Bingham Construction- Draft's Sports Bar and Grill
  • 8:00pm-Midnight- Stars in Bars Karaoke - sponsored by Bingham Construction & Crookston Concrete- 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 1260AM
  • Customer Appreciation Days - Participating Crookston Businesses 
  • 10:00am-7:00pm - Prairie Skyline Foundation Face Painting - Old Cathedral Site 
  • 10:00am-5:00pm- Carnegie Building open to the public- featured exhibits on display 
  • 11:00am-2:00pm - Patio Party Lunch and Open House - VFW Post 1902
  • $ 1:00pm- Dollar Matinee - Grand Theater 
  • 2:00pm-8:00pm - 3rd Lair Action Sports Interactive Skateboard/BMX show sponsored by Napa Crookston Welding- Ash Street 
  • 4:30pm-7:30pm - Downtown Horns sponsored by Wagner Mobile Welding -Downtown Square Stage 
  • 4:00pm-8:00pm - Crookston Masonic Lodge Kids ID Program - Downtown Square Pavilion 
  • 4:00pm-8:00pm - C-Town Mini Golf- Sponsored by CHEDA, Northern Lumber, Crookston Building Center, DeBoer Builders and the Crookston Firefighter’s Association - Downtown Square 
  • 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 
  • 7:00pm- Cruise to DaRoos- Classic Cruisers- 2nd Street in front of Daroo's Pizza and Mexican Restaurant
  •  8:00pm - Lip Sync Contest sponsored by UMC Admissions and Crookston Daily Times - Downtown Square Stage - Sign up with Jess by calling (701) 610-6454 or email jbengtson@crookstontimes.com Prizes given!
  • 9:00pm - A Magical Night at the Inn - Magic by Brady Grove - Sponsored by McKinnon Company 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) 
  • 10:00 am-5:00pm - Carnegie Library open to the public- featured exhibits on display
  • 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 1260AM
  • 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 
  • 4:00pm-8:00pm- C-Town Mini Golf- Sponsored by CHEDA, Northern Lumber, Crookston Building Center, DeBoer Builders and the Crookston Firefighters Association- Downtown Square 
  • 5:00pm-9:00pm - “Laid Back Luau” Featuring the Island Time steel drum band- sponsored by Total Lawn Care and Landscaping
  • 5:00pm-8:00pm - Revelation Ale Beer Tasting presented by Draft’s Grill and Sports Bar- Downtown Square 
  • 5:30pm - Cale the Juggler - Interactive Juggling Show sponsored by McDonalds - Downtown Square 
  • 7:00pm - Miss Crookston Pageant - Crookston High School 
  • 8:30pm - "A Rockin’ Night Out” - Featuring 3 local rock bands- sponsored by HN Quality Plumbing/ Total Lawn Care - Crookston Inn and Convention Center 
  • 9:00pm - Miss Tootsie Pageant Sponsored by Choice Therapy- 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 -sponsored by Altru Health System - 2nd Street - Register Here
  •  9:00am - Pickleball Tournament sponsored by SuperPumper - Schuster Park (Memorial Dr and Locken Blvd) 
  •   9:00am - Meet and Greet special guest Oxen Team - Biscuit and Gravy -sponsored by RBJ’s Family Restaurant - Red River Shows Building (outdoors)
  •  10:00am - Kid's Parade sponsored by Wish Upon A Star Consignment - Villa St. Vincent Parking Lot 
  • 10:00am-5:00pm - Carnegie Library open to the public- featured exhibits on display 
  •  $ 10:00am-7:00pm - Prairie Skyline Foundation's Face Painting - Old Cathedral Site 
  • 10:00am - Video Games on the Big Screen - Grand Theater 
  • 10:00am-3:00pm - Craft and Vendor Show - Sponsored by First Community Credit Union - Ash Street - Crafters and Vendors sign up here
  • 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 - sponsored by Express Employment Professionals - Crookston Sports Center - Sign up with Rebecca by calling (218) 277-9491 or email rsofsands5@yahoo.com. Cost is $50 per team. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd!
  • 11:00am-noon- Just for Kix dancers - sponsored by Phil Thompson & Associates/ Garret Kollin-Thrivent Financial  
  • 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 
  • 11:00 am-3:30pm- C-Town Mini Golf-Sponsored by CHEDA, Northern Lumber, Crookston Building Center, DeBoer Builders and the Crookston Firefighters Association- 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 - Downtown Square 
  • 12:00pm-3:00pm Lake of The Woods Brewing Beer Tasting Presented by Draft’s Grill and Sports Bar - Downtown Square
  • 12:30-1:30pm - Sami Dare Hypnotist - sponsored by Jeff Evers Properties - Downtown Square Stage 
  • 1:30pm - Build a Buddy Workshop sponsored by Longtin Agency - Downtown Square 
  • 2:00pm - Draft's Cornhole Tournament - Draft's Sports Bar and Grill 
  • 2:00pm-4:00pm - Talent Contest- sponsored by LeBlanc Realty - Downtown Square Stage Talent Show application
  • 3:00pm - Kid's Beanbag Tournament sponsored by Altru Health System - Downtown Square 
  • 3:00pm - Crookston High School Hall of Fame Awards - Crookston High School 
  • 4:00pm KROX/Happy Joe's "Crookston's Treasures Hunt" Grand Prize Drawing - Downtown Square Stage
  • 7:00pm - Torchlight Parade presented by the Crookston Lion's Club - N. Broadway to W.7th St/Central Ave to Barrette Street Parade Registration Form
  • 9:00pm - Glow Party - Sponsored by Subway - Downtown Square 
  • 9:30pm-1:00am - Johnny Holm Band Street Dance sponsored by Christian Brother’s Ford - Downtown Square Stage
  • 10:00pm - Downtown Fireworks sponsored by the City of Crookston - Old Arena Site

                   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 sponsored by SuperPumper - 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 
  • 11:00am-3:00pm- Nana’s Farm Golf Cart Train- Sponsored by Stor-All Crookston-Downtown Square to Central Park
  • 11:00am-3:30pm - Pony Rides sponsored by Outdoor Solutions Landscaping - Downtown Square 
  • 11:00am-3:30pm- C-Town Mini Golf-Sponsored by CHEDA, Northern Lumber, Crookston Building Center, DeBoer Builders and the Crookston Firefighters Association - Downtown Square 
  • 11:30am-1:30pm - Music by the Jensen Sisters - Sponsored by Adams True Value Hardware-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 
  • 1:00pm-3:00pm - Power Wheels Derby - Sponsored by Wish Upon A Star Consignment  - Downtown Square 
  • 1:30pm-4:00pm - Crookston Fire Department Water Wars - Sponsored by Andy Oman Insurance- Ash Street 
  • 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 
  • 3:00pm - Central and Castle Classic Disc Golf Tournament - Beginning in Central Park 
  • 5:00pm - Wood Fire Pizza and Outdoor Concert - Wesley United Methodist Church

* Beer Garden Provided By the Irishman’s Shanty and Drafts Sports Bar and Grill 

 

 

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