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Annual Festivals & Events

2020 Fall City-Wide Rummage Sales

Pipestone City-Wide Rummage Sales will be Friday and Saturday, October 2-3. Rummage Sale Listings will be available at several locations including gas stations, restaurants, Chamber parking lot, and on the community calendar at PipestoneMinnesota.com. To be included in the Rummage Sale Listing and Chamber’s promotional package with signage, please contact at the Chamber at 825-3316. Click HERE for more information and a fillable registration form.

rummage sale

2020 Summer Car Cruizin' Events

2020 Car Dates:

Thursday, July 2, 5:00 - 7:30 PM (Historic Downtown):  Car Cruise-In
The fun begins at 5 PM, and the Pipestone Cruizers will lead a Cruize Around The Square at 7:30 PM. Bring your car, truck, or motorcycle to this free event. Food will be available for purchase. Social distancing will be utilized and masks are strongly recommended.

Thursday, August 6, 5:00 - 7:30 PM (Historic Downtown):  Car Cruise-In
The fun begins at 5 PM, and the Pipestone Cruizers will lead a Cruize Around The Square at 7:30 PM. Bring your car, truck, or motorcycle to this free event. LIVE MUSIC:  Southern Detour. Food will be available for purchase. Social distancing will be utilized and masks are strongly recommended.Saturday, August 15:  Pipestone Cruizers will be hosting the annual Water Tower Festival Car Show (location TBD) during Water Tower Festival on Saturday, August 15, 2020, from 10 AM - 3 PM. ($10 registration begins at 9 am). Awards will be given at 2 pm. Social distancing will be utilized and masks are strongly recommended.
Thursday, September 3, 5:00 - 7:30 PM (Historic Downtown) - Car Cruise-In
The fun begins at 5 PM, and the Pipestone Cruizers will lead a Cruize Around The Square at 7:30 PM. Bring your car, truck, or motorcycle to this free event. LIVE MUSIC:  Southern Detour. Food will be available for purchase. Social distancing will be utilized and masks are strongly recommended.
Summer Car Cruizin' Events

2020 Water Tower Festival

Water Tower Festival has been limited & rescheduled for August 15, 2020. (Originally scheduled for June 25-28)

Annually, we celebrate the Water Tower Festival. 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.

See the Community Events Calendar for more information.

Water Tower Festival

CANCELLED: Pipestone Civil War Days

August 15 & 16, 2020

Pipestone Civil War Days brings the Civil War to life for visitors of all ages. Approximately 300 living history re-enactors from throughout the upper Midwest portray soldiers and civilians, north and south, in camp, drill, daily life and lively battles and skirmishes. There are a number of exciting activities being planned: daily battles, Abe Lincoln, Fashion Revue, Civil War Gun display, Cannon demonstrations, children's activities, camp tours, medicine man, and of course the Grand Ball. This biennial event is held at the Pageant Grounds on N Hiawatha Avenue.

Civil War Days Complete Information

civil war days cannon fire

CANCELLED: 4th Annual Kids' Fishing Derby & Movie at The Pond

We're bringing this end-of-summer celebration back again in 2020. Over 80 kids ages 15 and under dipped 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 Kiwanis Club, Pipestone Area Chamber of Commerce, & City of Pipestone with the assistance of many community sponsors.

Annual Kids' Fishing Derby & Movie at The Pond

7th Annual Pipestone Paranormal Weekend

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Explore the Paranormal and discover history during this unique and fun event in mid-October. Activities range from Cemetery Tours to Ghost Hunts and Psychic Gallery Readings.

See the Community Events Calendar for more information.

paranormal weekend

6th Annual Downtown Drive-Thru Trunk or Treat

Thursday, October 29, 2020, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm (Drive-Thru on Main Street)

We are thrilled to announce that we have come up with a safe plan that will meet the state guidelines and allow us to hold our 6th Annual Trunk or Treat Event #OnlyinPipestone! It will be different this year. It will be a DRIVE-THRU ONLY event with one family that lives in the same household per vehicle. Vehicles will come up 6th Avenue SW (turning north by Dari King) and turn right onto Main Street and heading east. It will be a one-way only line traveling east with the trunks beginning by Liberty Pawn and Hot Spot Salon & Spa.

The decorated and costumed trunk participants who are actually distributing the wrapped treats/candy will be wearing gloves and masks (of the COVID-type, not the Halloween variety due to air holes), and all participants with trunks will be screened and thermometer temperatures taken prior to the start of the event. As outlined by the MN Department of Health, anyone with a temperature at or above 100.4°F will NOT be allowed to participate in the trunks or treat distribution in order to keep people as safe as possible.

We ask that attendees in vehicles please self-screen themselves and their children and please do NOT attend if you have a fever or are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19.

Attendees will NOT be allowed to walk the route on Main Street; this is strictly a DRIVE-THRU ONLY event. No children or adults in vehicles will be allowed to put their hands in any of the treat bowls to minimize contact with the items. Additionally, each vehicle will need one container ready per family. Volunteers will write the number of children in the vehicle on the windshield to let the trunk participants know how many pieces to put in their bag/container. Attendees can either 1) open their trunks and treats can be put in their trunk as they drive through the line-up on Main Street or 2) they can hold one container out of the vehicle and treats put inside for all children in the car. The trunk participants are not allowed to reach in the vehicles. We still encourage youth and family to dress up for the event!

We have worked out a plan to include our Downtown businesses that usually participate in our Downtown Candy Walk (by normally having people enter their stores) to instead come out into the street as part of the line-up and we can reserve a spot as close as possible to their business on the street as part of the Trunk or Treat line-up to hand out candy. All trunks and participants will be spread out over at least three blocks to ensure proper social distancing.

 

If your business or organization is interested in participating in the event, please pre-register by contacting the Chamber at 507-825-3316 or email Erica at erica.pipestonchamber@gmail.com.

Trunk or Treat

Santa Claus Comes to Town & Santa’s Workshop!

A Saturday in Late November or Early December, 2020

Even Santa thinks Pipestone is America's #CoolestSmallTown!

Join Us for this FUN, FREE event for the whole family. Due to COVID-19 regulations, this event will likely be different this year. The plan is to meet Santa outdoors in a physically distanced manner in order to protect him so he can make his rounds on Christmas morning! Details will be coming in November. The event sponsored by the Pipestone Area Chamber of Commerce and Pipestone County 4-H Ambassadors.

Santa Claus Comes to Town

2021 Water Tower Festival

Water Tower Festival is scheduled for June 24-27, 2021.

Annually, we celebrate the Water Tower Festival. 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.

See the Community Events Calendar for more information.

Water Tower Festival
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