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There are SO many reasons to visit Crookston Ox Cart Days! Like last 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, Crookston's Got Talent performances, and so much more!

Check Out Our Main Events

  • Monday, August 17th
  • Tuesday, August 18th 
  • Wednesday, August 19th 
  • Thursday, August 20th 
  • Friday, August 21st
  • Saturday, August 22nd
  • Sunday, August 23rd

Events are subject to change.

$ denotes a charge to participate

Monday, August 17th (2020) Schedule of Events

  • "Crookston's Treasures Hunt" Reveal - KROX 1260AM - sponsored by Happy Joe's Pizza and KROX
  • 5:00-7:30 p.m. - "Taste Of Crookston" - Crookston Eagles Club - Sign up for a booth HERE - sponsored by Northern Sky Bank

 

 

 

Tuesday, August 18th (2020) Schedule of Events

  • "Crookston's Treasures Hunt" Reveal - KROXAM 1260 - sponsored by Happy Joe's Pizza and KROX
  • $ 3:30-6:30 p.m. - Hugo's Ox Cart Days Cookout - Hugo's Family Marketplace Crookston 
  • 5:30 p.m. - Little Miss and Junior Miss Crookston Pageants - Crookston High School (doors open at 5:00pm) 
  • 7:00 p.m. - Hugo's Family Marketplace Supermarket Sweep Contest - Hugo's Crookston

 

Wednesday, August 19th (2020) Schedule of Events

  • "Crookston's Treasures Hunt" Reveal - KROX 1260AM - sponsored by Happy Joe's Pizza and KROX
  • 3:00 p.m. - UMC Ice Cream Social - University of Minnesota Crookston Campus Mall
  • 3:00 p.m. - Veteran's Recognition Ceremony - UMC Campus Mall
  • 4:15 p.m. - Crookston Times Medallion Hunt First Clue - UMC Campus Mall 
  • 4:30 p.m. - Grocery Bingo - UMC Campus Mall
  • $ 5:00 p.m. - RiverView's Youth Dodgeball Tournament - UMC Wellness Center - Concessions will be available
  • 6:30-8:00 p.m. - (Minnesota) Wild Wednesday Trivia - Draft's Sports Bar and Grill

 

Thursday, August 20th (2020) Schedule of Events

Button required for all Downtown Square events 

  • "Crookston's Treasures Hunt" Reveal - KROX 1260AM - sponsored by Happy Joe's Pizza and KROX
  • $ Prairie Skyline Foundation Face Painting - Old Cathedral Site 
  • Carnegie Building Open to the Public- Featured Exhibits on Display 
  • $ 1:00 p.m.- Dollar Movie Matinee - Grand Theater 
  • Crookston Masonic Lodge Kids ID Program - Downtown Square Pavilion 
  • 4:00-8:00 p.m. - C-Town Mini Golf- brought to you by CHEDA, Northern Lumber, Crookston Building Center, DeBoer Builders and the Crookston Firefighter’s Association - Downtown Square
  • 5:00-7:00 p.m. - Lion's Club Presents "RibFest" - Downtown Square Pavilion
  • 5:00 p.m. - AgCountry Presents "Kids Tractor Pull" - 2nd Street
  • 5:00 p.m. - CIRCUS THEMED THURSDAY featuring Twin Cities Trapeze with static trapeze, cyr wheel and acro balancing, Down to Earth Aerials with stilt walker, hoop artist, and fire artist with hoop, poi props and fire fans all sponsored by Crookston & Fosston Eye Clinic - Downtown Square/Ash Street
  • 5:00-7:00 p.m. - Balloon Twisting by Jeffrey Salveson - Downtown Square/Ash Street
  • 4:00 p.m. - Irish Band "Connemara Patch" + dancers - Downtown Square
  • Irishman's "Shanty Shenanigans" costume contest, activities, and more - Downtown Square
  •  8:00 p.m. - Lip Sync Contest - Downtown Square Stage - Sign up with Jess by calling (701) 610-6454 or email jbengtson@crookstontimes.com Cash prizes given!

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

                    Food Vendors open Thursday-Saturday

 

 

Friday, August 21st (2020) Schedule of Events

Button Required for all Downtown Square events

  • 6:00-10:00 a.m. - Fireman and Police Pancake Breakfast - Crookston Fire Hall
  • Carnegie Library open to the public- featured exhibits on display
  • Prairie Skyline Foundation's Face Painting - Old Cathedral Site 
  • "Crookston's Treasures Hunt" Reveal - KROX 1260AM - sponsored by Happy Joe's Pizza and KROX
  • 11:00 a.m. - Lunch on the Square - various food trucks at the Downtown Square 
  • 1:00 p.m. - $1 Movie Matinee - Grand Theater 
  • 3:00-7:00 p.m. - Craft & Vendor Show (day one) - Ash Street and 2nd Street - Vendor Show form
  • 4:00-8:00 p.m. - Bouncy House Bonanza - Sponsored by McDonald's Crookston - Downtown Square 
  • 4:00-6:00 p.m. - Pony Rides by Point Paradise Stables - Downtown Square
  • 4:00-8:00 p.m.- C-Town Mini Golf- Sponsored by CHEDA, Northern Lumber, Crookston Building Center, DeBoer Builders and the Crookston Firefighters Association- Downtown Square
  • Crookston High School Hall of Fame - Crookston High School
  • 4:00 p.m. - "Brew Bash" Beer Tasting with multiple area brewers presented by Draft’s Sports Bar & Grill - Downtown Square
  • 5:00 p.m. - "Beach Bash" presented by United Way of Crookston - Downtown Square
  • 5:00-8:00 p.m. - "Island Time" steel drum band - Downtown Square Stage
  • 6:00 p.m. - Friday STREET entertainment - TBA - Downtown Square/Ash Street
  • 7:00 p.m. - Miss Crookston Pageant - Crookston High School 
  • 9:00 p.m. - Miss Tootsie Pageant - Crookston Eagles Club 

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

                            Food Vendors open through Saturday

Saturday, August 22nd (2020) Schedule of Events
Button required for all Downtown Square events 

  • 7:00 a.m. - Goat Yoga with Syncopal Acres (and mimosas) - Downtown Square - sign-ups coming this summer
  •  8:00 a.m. - 5k/10k/Little Tykes Run - TBD - sponsored by the Crookston Running Club
  •  9:00 a.m. - Pickleball Tournament - Schuster Park (Memorial Dr and Locken Blvd)
  •  10:00 a.m. - Kid's Parade brought to you by Wish Upon A Star - Villa St. Vincent parking lot 
  • Carnegie Library open to the public- featured exhibits on display 
  •  $ Prairie Skyline Foundation's Face Painting - Old Cathedral Site 
  • 10:00 a.m. - Video Games on the Big Screen - Grand Theater 
  • 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Craft and Vendor Show (day two) - Ash Street and 2nd Street - Vendor Show form - sponsored by First Community Credit Union
  • 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Crookston Farmers Market - Downtown Square Pavilion 
  • 10:00 a.m. - Crookston Classic Cruisers Car Show - Central Park 
  • 10:00 a.m. - Bloody Mary Bar by Draft's Sports Bar and Grill- Crookston Sports Center
  • 11:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Bouncy House Bonanza - Sponsored by McDonald's Crookston - Downtown Square 
  • 11:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. - C-Town Mini Golf- brought to you by CHEDA, Northern Lumber, Crookston Building Center, DeBoer Builders and Crookston Firefighters Association- Downtown Square 
  • 11:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Pony Rides with Point Paradise Stables - Downtown Square
  • 11:00 a.m. - Petting Zoo - Downtown Square
  • 12:00 p.m. - Happy Joe's Pizza Eating Contest - Downtown Square
  • Saturday STREET entertainment - TBA
  • Saturday STREET entertainment - TBA
  • Saturday STREET entertainment - TBA
  • Saturday CONTEST - TBA - sponsored by Crookston Aquatic Boosters
  • Saturday FUNDRAISER - TBA
  • 1:30 p.m. - Build a Buddy Workshop - Downtown Square 
  • 2:00 p.m. - Draft's Cornhole Tournament - Draft's Sports Bar and Grill 
  • 2:00-4:00 p.m. - Talent Contest hosted by Just for Kix - Downtown Square Stage
  • 3:00 p.m. - Kid's Beanbag Tournament - Downtown Square 
  • 4:00 p.m. "Crookston's Treasures Hunt" Grand Prize Drawing - Downtown Square Stage - sponsored by Happy Joe's Pizza and KROX
  • 7:00 p.m. - Torchlight Parade presented by the Crookston Lion's Club - N. Broadway to W.7th St/Central Ave to Barrette Street
  • 9:00-11:30 p.m. - Street Dance with "SNAKE OIL" - Downtown Square Stage - sponsored by Crookston True Value Hardware
  • 10:00 p.m. - 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 23rd (2020) Schedule of Events

  • $ 9:00 a.m. - Pickleball Tournament - Schuster Park (Memorial Drive and Locken Blvd) 
  • Sunday MAIN EVENT - TBD - sponsored by Bremer Bank
  • Rotary Club Duck Drop - Downtown Square
  • 5:00 p.m. - Wood Fire Pizza and Outdoor Concert - Wesley United Methodist Church

 

 

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