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2013 Bean Hole Days and Arts & Crafts Fair - Pequot Lakes Brainerd Lakes Chamber

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Name: 2013 Bean Hole Days and Arts & Crafts Fair - Pequot Lakes Brainerd Lakes Chamber
Date: July 10, 2013
Event Description:

It's time to dig out Thor, Big Bertha, Ole, Sven, Lena and Baby Olga for the Pequot Lakes Bean Hole Days celebration July 8 -10. It's a time for thousands to gather as they share a free lunch of baked beans, a dinner roll, and a glass of Culligan water. The fun begins with the Paddle Hunt - your first clue will be released at 9 a.m. July 8. On Tuesday night, the baked beans are buried in the ground. And on Wednesday, the celebration culminates with the raising of the beans, a Queen and King Bean Coronation, an arts and crafts fair, food market, children's games, and of course, lunch!  

July 9:
6 p.m.:  Burying of the Beans Ceremony
The beans, prepared from Paul Bunyan?s secret recipe behind locked doors, are buried in  five huge cast iron kettles and cooked over a wood fire during the night.  Join us for this special ceremony!  The largest kettle, THOR, is on display by the Pequot Lakes Chamber building.

July 10:
9 a.m.-4 p.m.: Craft Fair  and Concessions along the Paul Bunyan Trail
11:15 a.m.: Coronation Ceremony - Who will be this year's Queen or King Bean?
11:30 a.m.: Raising of the beans
12:00 p.m. : Serving of the Beans - The incredibly friendly volunteers serve a free and delicious bowl of baked beans, bun, and beverage to thousands of attendees.

Commemorative T-Shirts and Bowls will be sold July 8 -10 as supplies last at the Pequot Lakes Welcome Center in Trailside Park.

Bean Hole Days Clue # 1:
Bean Hole Days is around the bend; our paddle needs to be found again. At a place that you might drop a line, it’s hiding place will be fun to find. 

 Thank you to our volunteer committee members for helping organize a wonderful event!
Food Co-Chairs
Stay for more than a day! 
Take in all the happenings with this event and more by extending your stay in the Brainerd Lakes Area.  No other vacation destination in Minnesota offers the variety of lodging accommodations to fit every size, price, location, and style.

Event Sponsors:




  • A-Pine Family Restaurant
  • Breezy Point Resort
  • CliftonLarsonAllen LLP - Pequot Lakes
  • Dairy Queen - Pequot Lakes
  • Echo Publishing and Printing
  • Hunt Utilities Group, LLC
  • Lonesome Cottage Furniture Company
  • Merritt Jewelers
  • Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union - Pequot Lakes
  • Northern Lakes Embroidery
  • Pequot Lakes/Breezy Point Lions Club


  • Frandsen Bank and Trust - Crosslake
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites - Baxter
  • Hopkins Health & Wellness Lakes Area
  • Landis+Gyr
  • Stonemark Land Surveying, Inc.


  • Pay Dirt Property Management
  • Pequot Lakes Animal Hospital
  • Pequot Lakes Supervalu
  • State Rep. John Ward
  • Waste Partners, Inc.


  • A-Pine Family Restaurant
  • Breezy Point Resort
  • Central Bean Company
  • City of Pequot Lakes
  • Culligan Water Conditioning
  • Hudrlik Carpet & Tile
  • Lakes Gas Company
  • Pine Peaks of Breezy Point
  • The Hungry Loon

(application here)

Trailside Park in Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
East of Highway 371 / County Rd 11 stop lights
Date/Time Information:
9 a.m. July 8 -10 Paddle Hunt - Clues released

6 p.m. July 9 - Lowering of the Beans Ceremony

9 a.m.- 4 p.m. July 10 - Events throughout the day.
Contact Information:
Jenna Crawford, Pequot Lakes Area Director, 218-568-8911
Free to attend

Vendor & Crafters: Juried Event

CLICK HERE for printable application: Contact Jenna Crawford or Mary Engstrom at: 218.568.8911 or email: jcrawford@explorebrainerdlakes.com  or mengstrom@explorebrainerdlakes.com  with questions.


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