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Lots to do in '22! There are SO many reasons to visit Crookston Ox Cart Days and we have planned a summer festival like no other.  As always, we offer a week's worth of fun for only $5 per person,  ages 5 and under FREE because of our amazing sponsors. There is no place like a small town, no place like Minnesota and no place like Crookston. There will be games, parades, fireworks, a car show, pageants, tournaments, contests, bouncy houses and entertainment including a street dance, live bands, and so much more!

 

NOTE: Backup location is the CROOKSTON SPORTS CENTER in case of bad weather. 

 

$ Indicates additional cost

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2022 Ox Cart Days Schedule of Events

 

Monday, August 15

 

8:00 a.m. - Kids Lemonade Stand Contest Begins! - Sponsor: Choice Therapy $

     To register, contact Jess by email at jess.bengtson@gmail.com or call/text 701-610-6454

 

5:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Taste of Crookston @ Crookston Eagles Club - Sponsor: United Valley Bank $

     Register for a booth: contact Sheila Menard at shmother@hotmail.com 

 

Tuesday, August 16

 

All Day: Kids Lemonade Stands - Sponsor: Choice Therapy $

 

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Free Concert by JoeSchmitz @ Benedictine Living Community **Bring a Blanket or Chair!

 

4:30 - 6:30 p.m. - Ox Cart Days Cook Out Fundraiser @ Hugo's Family Marketplace Crookston $5

 

5:00 p.m. Doors open - Little Miss Crookston and Junior Miss Crookston Pageants @ Crookston High School $

 

5:15 p.m. - Supermarket Sweep @ Hugo's Family Marketplace Crookston

 

7:30 p.m. - Let's Make a Deal Game Show @ Crookston Inn and Convention Center

 

Wednesday, August 17

 

All Day - Kids Lemonade Stands - Sponsor: Choice Therapy $

 

3:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Ice Cream Social @ University of Minnesota Crookston Campus Mall

 

3:00 - 5:00 p.m. - UMC Animals on the Mall @ University of Minnesota Crookston Campus Mall

 

4:00 p.m. - United Way Golf Ball Drop Fundraiser @ University of Minnesota Crookston Campus Mall  $10 per ball

 

4:30 p.m. - Medallion Hunt First Clue @ University of Minnesota Crookston Campus Mall - Sponsor: The Crookston Times

 

5:00 p.m. - Youth Dodgeball @ Schuster Park - Sponsor: RiverView Health $

            Registration Form Here

 

5:30 - 7:30 p.m. - Road Rally @ Downtown Square Red Barn - Sponsor: Crookston Concrete and Barry Bingham Construction 

 

5:30 - 9:00 p.m. - Dinner and Live Music By Four Wheel Drive @ The Golden Link $ for Dinner

 

7:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Wheel of Trivia @ Drafts Sports Bar & Grill - Sponsor: DeBoer Builders 

 

 

Thursday, August 18

 

All Day - Kids Lemonade Stands - Sponsor: Choice Therapy $

 

11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. - Food Truck Fest @ Downtown Square $

 

1:00 p.m. - Matinee Movie @ Grand Theatre - $1

 

4:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Bounce Houses @ Downtown Square - Sponsors: Phil Thompson and Associates & Garret Kollin Thrivent Financial 

 

4:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Misting Station @ Downtown Square - Sponsor: Adams Heating and Cooling

 

4:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Face Painting @ Downtown Square  $

 

4:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Bible Baptist Neighborhood Get-Together & Dunk Tank @ Downtown Square

 

4:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Axe Throwing By Bearded Axe @ Downtown Square  - Sponsor: Transystems $5

 

4:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Beer Gardens @ Downtown Square By Irishman's Shanty and Drafts Sports Bar & Grill $

 

4:30 p.m. - Valley Fiddlers @ Downtown Square

 

5:00 p.m. - Kids Tractor Pull @ East 2nd Street and Ash Street - Sponsor: AgCountry Farm Credit Services 

 

5:00 p.m. - Ribfest Fundraiser @ Downtown Square - Sponsor: Crookston Lions Club $

 

5:00 - 7:30 p.m. - Air Boat Rides on the River @ Central Park $

 

5:45 p.m. - Fandazzi Fire Street Show @ Downtown Square - Sponsor: Christian Brothers Ford

 

6:30 - 8:30 p.m. - Wine Tasting @ Crookston Inn and Convention Center - Sponsor: Scobey's Pub and Grub

 

7:15 p.m. - Fandazzi Fire Street Show @ Downtown Square - Sponsor: Christian Brothers Ford

 

8:00 p.m.  - Lip Sync Contest @ Downtown Square Stage - Sponsor: The Crookston Times

 

8:30 p.m. - Comedy Night with John DeBoer @ Crookston Inn and Convention Center  $10 cover charge

 

Friday, August 19

 

6:00 - 10:00 a.m. - Pancake Breakfast @ Crookston Fire Department Main Street - Free Will Donations Accepted

 

8:00 a.m. Registration - Blue Line Golf Scramble @ Minakwa Golf Course $

 

All Day - Kids Lemonade Stands - Sponsor: Choice Therapy $

 

11:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. - Food Truck Fest @ Downtown Square $

 

12:00 - 6:00 p.m. - Air Boat Rides on the River @ Central Park $

 

1:00 p.m. - Matinee Movie @ Grand Theatre - $1

 

4:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Bounce Houses @ Downtown Square - Sponsors: Phil Thompson and Associates & Garret Kollin Thrivent Financial 

 

4:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Face Painting @ Downtown Square  $

 

4:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Misting Station @ Downtown Square - Sponsor: Adams Heating and Cooling

 

4:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Axe Throwing By Bearded Axe @ Downtown Square  - Sponsor: Transystems $5

 

4:00 - 8:00 p.m. - KidZone Fun and Games @ Downtown Square - Sponsor: Bremer Bank

 

4:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Beer Gardens @ Downtown Square By Irishman's Shanty and Drafts Sports Bar & Grill $

 

4:30 p.m. - Duck Drop Fundraiser @ Downtown Square - Sponsor: Crookston Rotary Club $10 per Duck

 

5:00 p.m. - Water Wars @ Downtown Square - Sponsors: Crookston Fire Department & Outdoor Solutions

 

5:00 p.m. - Community S'mores @ Downtown Square - Sponsor: Rydell Cars

 

5:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Downtown Horns @ Downtown Square Stage - Sponsor: Taco Johns 

 

5:00 p.m. - Beer Tasting @ Downtown Square - Sponsor: Drafts Sports Bar & Grill

 

6:00 p.m. - Hawaiian Shirt Contest @ Downtown Square - Sponsor: First Community Credit Union 

 

7:00 p.m. - Miss Crookston Scholarship Pageant @ Crookston High School $

 

8:00 p.m. - Mr GQ Pageant Fundraiser @ Crookston Eagles Club $

 

9:00 p.m. - Midnight - Terry Mackner Acoustic Concert @Crookston Inn and Convention Center

(Button Required, Available at Door)

 

9:00 p.m. - Midnight - Teen Dance @ Downtown Square - Sponsored by The Grand Theatre and Erin LaPlante State Farm              (Button required, available at gate)

 

Saturday, August 20

 

7:30 a.m. - 5k/Little Tykes Run Registration @ Ash Street                 

                Register Here!

8:30 a.m. - 5k/ Little Tykes Run @ Ash Street - Sponsors: Biermaier Chiropractic Clinic and Altru $

 

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Farmer's Market @ Downtown Square Red Barn

 

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Vendor Show @ Ash Street - Sponsor: Alluma $

                  Registration form + ST19 form

 

9:00 a.m. - Pickleball Tournament @ Schuster Park - Sponsor: American Federal Bank $20 per Player per Event

            Pickleball Registration Form Here

 

9:30 a.m. - Veteran's Recognition Ceremony @ Trinity Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall - 205 South Broadway 

 

10:00 a.m. - Classic Cruisers Car Show @ Crookston Inn and Convention Center & Cobblestone Inn

 

10:00 a.m. - Kiddie Parade @ Benedictine Living Community 

 

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Bounce Houses @ Downtown Square - Sponsors: Garret Kollin Thrivent Financial & Phil Thompson and Associates 

 

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - KidZone Fun and Games @ Downtown Square - Sponsor: Bremer Bank

 

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - MN Dept of Health & Diversity2 Charging Station @ Downtown Square

 

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Misting Station @ Downtown Square - Sponsor: Adams Heating and Cooling 

 

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - National Guard Rock Climbing Wall & Punching Bag @ Downtown Square

 

10:00 a.m. - Midnight - Axe Throwing By Bearded Axe @ Downtown Square - Sponsor: Transystems $5

 

11:00 a.m. - Midnight - Food Truck Fest @ Downtown Square $

 

11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Face Painting @ Downtown Square  $

 

11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Beer Gardens @ Downtown Square By Irishman's Shanty and Drafts Sports Bar & Grill $

 

11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Air Boat Rides on the River @ Central Park $

 

11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Strolling Street Performers @ Downtown Square - Featuring:

  • Balloon Twister Jeffrey Salveson - Sponsor: Happy Joe's Pizza & Ice Cream
  • Honeysuckle Hoops Dancer Kati Rose Hicks - Sponsor: LeBlanc Realty
  • Poi Spinner Jesus Rodriguez - Sponsor:  Napa Crookston Welding 
  • Juggler Benjamin Domask-Ruh - Sponsor: Crookston Eagles Club
  • Accordionist Aimee Klein - Sponsor: Crookston Eagles Club
  • Yoyo Master John Narum - Sponsor: Crookston Eagles Club 

12:00 p.m. - Happy Joe's Pizza Eating Contest @ Downtown Square Stage - Sponsor: Happy Joe's Pizza and Ice Cream Parlor 

 

12:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Horse Driven Wagon Rides through Central Park @ Central Park Entrance - Sponsor: McDonald's 

 

12:00-3:00 p.m. - Buckshot and Bandit Nowacki Oxen Team @ Downtown Square - Sponsor: Express Employment

 

12:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Community S'mores @ Downtown Square - Sponsor: Rydell Cars

 

12:00 p.m. - Cornhole Tournament @ Drafts Sports Bar & Grill - Sponsor: Dee Manufacturing $

 

12:00 - 4:00 p.m - Drop and Shoot with the Blue Line Club @ Downtown Square

 

12:30 p.m. - Tae Kwon Do Demonstration @ Downtown Square Stage - By Crookston Championship Tae Kwon Do

 

1:00 p.m. - Just for Kix Dance Perfomance @ Downtown Square Stage - Sponsor: Benedictine Living Community 

 

1:00 p.m. - Crookston High School Hall of Fame Ceremony & Social @ Crookston High School

 

1:00 p.m. - Kids Beanbag Tournament Registration @ Ash Street

 

1:30 p.m. - Kids Beanbag Tournament @ Ash Street - Sponsor: Altru

 

1:30 p.m. - YoYo Master Show -  John Narum @ Downtown Square Stage - Sponsor: Crookston Eagles Club 

 

1:30 p.m. - Build A Buddy Workshop @ Downtown Square - Sponsor: Longtin Agency $10 per Buddy

 

2:00 p.m. - Talent Show @ Downtown Square Stage - Sponsor: LeBlanc Realty 

 

3:00 p.m. - River City Rhythm Drumline Performance @ Downtown Square  - Sponsored by Napa Crookston Welding 

 

6:00 p.m. - SKOL Themed Parade Yard Party Contest - West 7th Street/Central Avenue/Barrette Street- Sponsor: Brost Chevrolet 

 

7:00 p.m. - Torchlight Parade - West 7th Street/Central Avenue/Barrette Street - Sponsor: Crookston Lions Club

                  Registration Form + Float Form

 

9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. - Beer Gardens @ Downtown Square By Irishman's Shanty and Drafts Sports Bar & Grill $

 

9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. - Viva Knievel Street Dance @ Downtown Square - Sponsor: AmericInn by Wyndham                                               Buttons Are $10 at Gate after 7pm on Saturday ($5 before that so buy early!)

 

10:00 p.m.  Fireworks on the Red Lake Riverbank Downtown - Sponsor: City Of Crookston

 

Sunday, August 21

 

9:00 a.m. - Pickleball Tournament @ Schuster Park - Sponsor: American Federal Bank $20 per Player per Event

 

9:00 a.m. - Brunch, Bake Sale and Auction By Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church @ Crookston Eagles Club $

 

12:30 - 2:30 p.m. - Grocery Bingo @ Downtown Square Red Barn - Sponsor: Hugo's Family Marketplace Crookston 

 

12:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Video Games on the Big Screen @ Grand Theater

 

5:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Woodfire Pizza and Concert @ Wesley United Methodist Church $ Pizza

 

 $ Indicates additional cost

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