Festival Returning August 16-22, 2021

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Join us August 16-22, 2021!

We're ready to come back bigger and better than ever before in 2021 after we rose to the challenge for the third week in August 2020. While some of our organizers were still able to host their events in a safe and social distancing way, we want to get back to crowds of people, music in the streets, downtown entertainment and visitors from near and far. We'll be bringing our previously-scheduled entertainment with a circus-themed Thursday, Snake Oil hard rock tribute band street dance Saturday, plus bands, food and activities to round out seven days of fun for Ox Cart Days 2021!

ATTENTION Parade participants! Join us Saturday, August 21 for the Crookston Lions Torchlight Parade! Sign up here: Parade 2021 Form

ATTENTION Artists, Crafters, Creators and Vendors! Join us Saturday, August 21 for our Art, Craft & Vendor Show! Sign up here: Vendor Show Form

ATTENTION Crookston area restaurants, businesses, nonprofits, clubs and groups! Join us Monday, August 16 at the Crookston Eagles Club for Taste of Crookston! Sign up here: Taste of Crookston 2021 Form

ATTENTION talented community! Want to win cash prizes? Join our Talent Show Saturday, August 21! Sign up here: Talent Show Form

Clear your calendars, book your Crookston hotels and get ready for Minnesota's biggest festival in a small town!

Check out our 2021 schedule of events, announce your 2021 class reunions, learn how to donate or volunteer, and find all the info you need right here on our website. Want to chat on the phone? Call 701-610-6454. Have something to discuss over email? Send us a note to You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Like our social media pages and share your favorite photos, too!

Watch for more info about the 2021 festival!