Menu

Schedule of Events

There are SO many reasons to visit Crookston Ox Cart Days! We have planned a summer festival like no other for 2021.  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.  There will be games, parades, fireworks, a car show, pony rides, pageants, tournaments, contests, bouncy houses and entertainment including a street dance, live bands, and so much more!

2021 Ox Cart Days Sneak Peek

Monday, August 16

Taste of Crookston @ Crookston Eagles Club - 5:00 -7:00 p.m.- food samples from local restaurants and organizations

Kid's Lemonade Stand Contest begins @ Multiple locations around the community (post updated the week of the event)

Summer Arts Safari youth theater begins

Virtual Scavenger Hunt begins - Watch KROX and Crookston Times websites and social media for clues

Sidewalk Sales begin - Watch for a list of participants and sales/specials

Shop Local Gift Card Giveaway begins - Shop LOCAL during the day for your chance to win gift cards

Food Truck Pop-Up @ Broadway/2nd St. - Erickson's Smokehouse

 

Tuesday, August 17

Little Miss/Junior Miss Crookston Pageant @ Crookston High School - Doors open at 5:00 p.m.

Hugo's Supermarket Sweep Contest @ Crookston Hugo's Family Marketplace - 7:00 p.m.

Kid's Lemonade Stand Contest continues @ Multiple locations around the community

Virtual Scavenger Hunt continues - Watch KROX and Crookston Times websites and social media for clues

Sidewalk Sales continue - Watch for a list of participants and sales/specials

Shop Local Gift Card Giveaway continues - Shop LOCAL during the day for your chance to win gift cards

Food Truck Pop-Up @ Broadway/2nd St. - Joe's Diner

TENTATIVE - Ox Cart Days Cookout

 

Wednesday, August 18

Ice Cream Social sponsored by Sodexo @ University of Minnesota Crookston UTOC Arena

Veteran's Recognition Ceremony by Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Committee @ UMN Crookston UTOC Arena

Medallion Hunt First Clue sponsored by the Crookston Times and UMN Crookston Admissions @ UMN Crookston UTOC Arena

Ox Cart Days Road Rally @ UMN Crookston UTOC Arena and throughout Crookston with forms turned in at Drafts

Wild Wednesday Trivia @ Drafts Sports Bar & Grill

Kid's Lemonade Stand Contest continues @ Multiple locations around the community

Virtual Scavenger Hunt continues - Watch KROX and Crookston Times websites and social media for clues

Sidewalk Sales continue - Watch for a list of participants and sales/specials

Shop Local Gift Card Giveaway continues - Shop LOCAL during the day for your chance to win gift cards

Food Truck Pop-Up @ Downtown Square - Little Bangkok

TENTATIVE - Crookston Gun Club Open House and Trap Shooting Demo @ Crookston Gun Club

 

Thursday, August 19

Food Truck Fest sponsored by Downtown Crookston Development Partnership begins @ Downtown Square with Draft's Sports Bar & Grill, Little Bangkok, Care & Share Grill-Out, Bucklins Concessions, Ohana Shaved Ice, & Mamma's Munchies

Ken's Airboat Rides sponsored by Crookston Inn @ Red Lake River in Central Park

Circus-themed entertainment including trapeze artists, fire breathers, stilt walkers and more sponsored by Crookston Eye Clinic @ Downtown Square Ash Street

Rib Fest sponsored by Crookston Lions Club @ Downtown Square

Kid's Tractor Pull sponsored by AgCountry @ Downtown Square Ash Street

Crookston Masonic Lodge Kids ID Program @ Downtown Square red barn

Lip Sync Contest sponsored by Crookston Times and UMN Crookston Admissions Office @ Downtown Square stage

Irish band "Connemara Patch" sponsored by Irishman's Shanty @ Downtown Square stage

C-Town Mini Golf sponsored by Crookston Housing & Economic Development Authority @ Downtown Square

Kid's Lemonade Stand Contest continues @ Multiple locations around the community

Virtual Scavenger Hunt continues - Watch KROX and Crookston Times websites and social media for clues

Sidewalk Sales continue - Watch for a list of participants and sales/specials

Shop Local Gift Card Giveaway continues - Shop LOCAL during the day for your chance to win gift cards

TENTATIVE - Dollar Matinee Movies @ Grand Theatre

BEER GARDENS PROVIDED BY IRISHMAN'S SHANTY AND DRAFT'S SPORTS BAR & GRILL

 

Friday, August 20

Fire & Police Pancake Breakfast @ Fire Hall South Main Street - 6:00-10:00 a.m.

Pony Rides sponsored by Crookston Dairy Queen @ Downtown Square

Bouncy House Bonanza @ Downtown Square

C-Town Mini Golf sponsored by Crookston Housing & Economic Development Authority @ Downtown Square

Beach Bash with "Island Time" steel drum band sponsored by United Way of Crookston @ Downtown Square

Beer Tasting with guest breweries brought to you by Drafts Sports Bar & Grill @ Downtown Square

Wine It Up Tasting Event brought to you by Scobey's Pub & Grub and Johnson Brothers @ Downtown Square

*Special event sponsored by Crookston Housing & Economic Development Authority plus CHS Industrial Technology students and Travis Oliver*

"Loon" Movie Premiere - Film by Crookston native Charles Eickhof @ Grand Theatre

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

Ken's Airboat Rides sponsored by Crookston Inn @ Red Lake River in Central Park

Kid's Lemonade Stand Contest finale @ Multiple locations around the community

Virtual Scavenger Hunt finale - Watch KROX and Crookston Times websites and social media for clues

Sidewalk Sales continue - Watch for a list of participants and sales/specials

Shop Local Gift Card Giveaway continues - Shop LOCAL during the day for your chance to win gift cards

Food Truck Fest sponsored by Downtown Crookston Development Partnership continues @ Downtown Square

TENTATIVE: Miss Tootsie Pageant @ Crookston Eagles Club

TENTATIVE - Golf Scramble sponsored by Crookston Blue Line Club @ Minakwa Golf Course

BEER GARDENS PROVIDED BY IRISHMAN'S SHANTY AND DRAFT'S SPORTS BAR & GRILL

 

Saturday, August 21

Goat Yoga and Mimosas @ Downtown Square - 7:00-10:00 a.m. - Pre-registration required - Adults only from 7-8 a.m.

Art, Craft & Vendor Show @ Downtown Square Ash Street - 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. - Vendor Show Form

Crookston Classic Cruisers Car Show @ Crookston Inn & Cobblestone Hotel - 9:00 a.m.

Pony Rides sponsored by Crookston Dairy Queen @ Downtown Square

Bouncy House Bonanza @ Downtown Square

Crookston Farmers Market @ Downtown Square red barn

Build a Buddy Workshop sponsored by Longtin Agency @ Downtown Square - 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Just For Kix Dance Performances @ Downtown Square stage

Pickleball Tournament @ Schuster Park courts

Drafts Cornhole Tournament @ Drafts Sports Bar & Grill

Food Truck Fest sponsored by Downtown Crookston Development Partnership continues @ Downtown Square

C-Town Mini Golf sponsored by Crookston Housing & Economic Development Authority @ Downtown Square

Ken's Airboat Rides sponsored by Crookston Inn @ Red Lake River in Central Park

Torchlight Parade sponsored by the Crookston Lions Club @ Parade Route on West 7th Street, Central Avenue, Barrette Street - 7:00 p.m.

Street Dance with rock tribute band "Snake Oil" sponsored by Adams Heating and Cooling @ Downtown Square stage - 9:00 p.m.

Fireworks sponsored by City of Crookston - viewable downtown - 10:00 p.m.

TENTATIVE - Kid's Parade @ Benedictine Living Community (Villa St. Vincent) outdoors

TENTATIVE - *Special Event by American Federal Bank*

TENTATIVE - Video Games on the Big Screen @ Grand Theatre

TENTATIVE - Happy Joe's Pizza Eating Contest @ Downtown Square stage

TENTATIVE - Crookston Talent Contest @ Downtown Square stage

TENTATIVE - Kid's Beanbag Contest @ Downtown Square

BEER GARDENS PROVIDED BY IRISHMAN'S SHANTY AND DRAFT'S SPORTS BAR & GRILL

 

Sunday, August 22

Bremer Bank ATV/UTV Mud Run @ field next to Drafts Sports Bar & Grill - 12:00-3:00 p.m.

Grocery Bingo @ Downtown Square - 3:30 p.m.

Crookston Rotary Club Duck Drop @ Downtown Square - 3:30 p.m.

Pickleball Tournament @ Schuster Park courts

TENTATIVE - Water Wars @ Downtown Square Ash Street

TENTATIVE - Video Games on the Big Screen @ Grand Theatre

 

$ denotes a charge to participate

Immerse yourself in our many activities. Become a volunteer or call us at 701-610-6454 for more information.