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Annual Festivals & Events

2022 Spring City-Wide Rummage Sales

Pipestone City-Wide Rummage Sales will be Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 28 - April 30, 2022. Please contact the Pipestone County Star & Free Star at 507-825-3333 for advertising information.

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2022 Summer Car Cruise-In Events

2022 Car Dates:

Thursday, May 26, 2022, 5:00 - 7:30 PM (Location - Stonehouse & Quarry Lounge in Historic Downtown Pipestone):  Car Cruise-In
Join us and the Pipestone Cruizers for Music and the first Chamber Cruise-In of Summer. Bring your car, truck, or motorcycle to this free event. Food will be available for purchase. KISD DJ Mylan Ray will be bringing his "Car-Tunes" for your enjoyment! Three hundred Free DQ Dilly Bars will be handed out and $550 of Pipestone Area Chamber Checks will be given out as door prizes.

Saturday, June 25, 2022, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM:  Annual Car Show  Pipestone Cruizers will be hosting the annual Water Tower Festival Car Show next to the Courthouse during Water Tower Festival on Saturday, June 25, 2022, from 10 AM - 3 PM. ($15 registration begins at 9 am). DC Dyno & Performance will be onsite. Over $1,500 in Cash Prizes to registered entries. Kids' bicycles and a Power Wheels Kid's Car will be drawn. Awards will be given at 2 pm. KISD DJ Mylan Ray will be spinnin' music. Food, Arts, & Crafts will be available for purchase as well as free activities for children.

FRIDAY, July 8, 2022, 5:00 - 7:30 PM (Location - Hatfield Roadhouse):  Car Cruise-In
Join us and the Pipestone Cruizers for Music and the second Chamber Cruise-In of Summer. Bring your car, truck, or motorcycle to this free event. Sioux Falls' premier Southern and Classic Rock, Blues & Country Band, Southern Detour, will be playing everything from the Eagles to Lynard Skynard. Food will be available for purchase.

Thursday, August 4, 2022, 5:00 - 7:30 PM (Location - adjacent to Pipestone County Fair on 10th Ave SE):  Car Cruise-In
Join us and the Pipestone Cruizers for Music and the third Chamber Car Cruise-In of Summer. Bring your car, truck, or motorcycle to this free event. Food will be available for purchase. Thursday night is the annual Pipestone County Cattleman's Steak Feed just 150 feet away starting at 5:00 pm!

Thursday, September 1, 2022, 5:00 - 7:30 PM (Location - Historic Downtown Pipestone):  Car Cruise-In
Join us and the Pipestone Cruizers for Music and the final Chamber Cruise-In of the Summer. Bring your car, truck, or motorcycle to this free event. Food will be available for purchase. The Midwest's premier Rock & Roll Band "Starfire" will be playing all of the classic hits from the 50's & 60's!

Summer Car Cruizin' Events

2022 Water Tower Festival

2022 Water Tower Festival June 23 - 25, 2022.

Annually, we celebrate the Water Tower Festival surrounding the last Saturday in June*. Residents and visitors turn out en masse for this community get together. The festival commemorates the restoration of the city's historic concrete water tower as a community landmark. Events include a parade, kids' activities, live music, delicious foods, and class reunions!  2022 Theme:  "Hometown Heroes"

Future Water Tower Festival Parade Dates:

  • 2022:  Saturday, June 25
  • 2023:  Saturday, June 24
  • 2024:  Saturday, June 29
  • 2025:  Saturday, June 28
  • 2026:  Saturday, June 27
  • 2027:  Saturday, June 26

See the Community Events Calendar for more information.  *A change from the 4th Saturday in June to the Last Saturday in June was made beginning 2022.

Water Tower Festival

Pipestone County Fair

Wednesday through Saturday, August 3-6, 2022

Our old-fashioned county fair is annually a top event in the county. Bring your kids to the children's barn to see and pet baby animals!  Bring your appetite for steak night, rib night, and Dar's Pizza night!  4-H, FFA, and open class exhibitors share livestock, exhibits, and art with the public.  There will be a midway featuring rides and games, displays and booths, as well as food and fun!

Fair Information

Pipestone County Fair Logo

5th Annual Kids' Fishing Derby & Movie at The Pond

Thursday, August 18, 2022 (evening)

We're bringing this end-of-summer celebration back again in 2022. Kids ages 15 and under dip their lines in the ol' quarry pond while competing for trophies and prizes given for first fish caught, shortest fish, lightest fish, heaviest fish, and longest fish. Exact start time and details to come, however the fishing derby will be held in the early evening followed by a movie at dusk.

Hosted by Pipestone Area Chamber of Commerce, Pipestone Kiwanis Club, & City of Pipestone with the assistance of many community sponsors.

Annual Kids' Fishing Derby & Movie at The Pond

2022 Fall City-Wide Rummage Sales

Pipestone's Fall City-Wide Rummage Sales dates are yet to be determined. Please contact the Pipestone County Star & Free Star at 507-825-3333 for advertising information.

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8th Annual Downtown Trunk or Treat

Thursday, October 31, 2022, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm (on Main Street)

The Pipestone Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to Historic Downtown Pipestone for the FREE 8th Annual Trunk or Treat & Downtown Candy Walk on Thursday, October 31st, from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm. With over 800 kids annually, this community celebration for our area’s youth is a Pipestone Area favorite! Three blocks of Main Street will be closed for safe, family-friendly fun, candy, and music!  If you are a business or non-profit organization that would like to participate, please contact the Chamber at 825-3316 as pre-registration is required. Check the Community Events Calendar for more information.

Trunk or Treat

Santa Claus Comes to Airport & Santa’s Workshop!

Saturday, December 3rd, 2022, 10:00 am - Noon

Even Santa thinks Pipestone is America's #CoolestSmallTown!

Join Us for this FUN, FREE event for the whole family. Santa is arriving by Airplane at Pipestone Municipal Airport on Saturday, December 3, 2022! Meet Santa and enjoy several Make-and-Take activities for kids. The event sponsored by the Pipestone Area Chamber of Commerce and Pipestone County 4-H Ambassadors. Click HERE for more information.

Santa's Hat
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