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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 Candy Walk & Trunk or Treat

Late October 2020

The Pipestone Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to join us for our FREE 6th Annual Trunk or Treat and Downtown Candy Walk. This event will happen late afternoon, and more details will come in October.

Trunk or Treat

Santa Claus Comes to Town & Santa’s Workshop!

Saturday, December 5, 2020

Even Santa thinks Pipestone is America's #CoolestSmallTown!

Join Us for this FUN, FREE event for the whole family. Santa arrives via firetruck (courtesy of the Pipestone Fire Department) at 10:00 am at the Santa Shed on the corner of Main Street and Hiawatha Avenue. Follow Santa into Ewert Community Recreation Center at 10 am until 12 noon for lots of holiday activities: photos, candy canes, and visits with Santa; and several "Make It and Take It" craft stations with 4-H. Event sponsored by the Pipestone Area Chamber of Commerce and 4-H Ambassadors.

Santa Claus Comes to Town
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