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2013 Stars & Stripes Days

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Name: 2013 Stars & Stripes Days
Date: July 3, 2013 - July 4, 2013
Event Description:
Pig races, fireworks, parades, entertainment! Come celebrate our Independence Day with Fourth of July activities July 3-4 in Pequot Lakes. Back for year the second year, enjoy the July 3 pig races, followed by entertainment and fireworks! July 4 highlights include the annual parade! This two-day event is loaded with family fun events.

Purchase your 2013 Souvenir cup at the Pequot Lakes Welcome Center for drink discounts on July 3 & 4 at area establishments.  

Pig Races at Stars & Stripes DaysJuly 3

6:00 p.m. Bed Races along the Paul Bunyan Trail
6:00 p.m. Minnow Races- Trailside Park

6:00 p.m. - 11 p.m.  Food Vendors and Beer Garden -Trailside Park
7:30 p.m-9 p.m. Pig Races with Leader Area Racing Pigs-Trailside Park
8:15 p.m. Pie Eating Contests 
9 a.m. - midnight    Whiskey Richards Band
After Dusk Fireworks by Zambelli Fireworks 
                         International- High
                         School Ball Fields

July 4
9 a.m.-4 p.m.   Flea Market, Craft Fair & Food Vendors - Trailside Park
10 a.m.            Minnow Races- Trailside Park

10:00 a.m.       Money in the Haystack-Trailside Park
10:30 a.m.       Kiddie Parade Registration-Chamber Building Parking Lot
11:00 a.m.       Kiddie Parade-Chamber Building Parking Lot
12 p.m.           Stars & Stripes Parade
                        View Parade Map
                        All parade entries must be pre-registered by July 1
                        Parade Rules
                        Parade Entry Form

 Food Booth 
Stars & Stripes Days Winners:

Congratulations to the 2013 Winners:

Bed Races:
Team What the Puck
Participants included: Wendy Rickard, Sue Galligan, Cindy Fyle, Stacy Kittock, and Jane Munson.

Pig Races:
Pig Senior Swine sponsored by Edgewood Vista

2013 Parade Winners include:
Most Patriotic: 1st Place: Pequot Lakes Library     2nd Place: Pequot Brush Pilots    3rd Place: American Legion Motorcycle Riders of Osseo & Maple Grove Post 172
Best Youth:      1st Place: Moe's Contracting & Landscaping    2nd Places: Breezy Point Figure Skating Club    3rd Place: Girl Scouts of MN and WI Lakes and Pine Troop
Most Original: 1st Place: Rick Beyer- A- Pine Restaurant (1925 Federal Knight Fire Truck    2nd Place: Dave Trees (1930 Model A Coupe Street Rod)    3rd Place: Larry Buschmann (1956 Crown Victoria)
Best Commercial:    1st Place: Merritt Jewelers    2nd Place: Lakes State Bank    3rd Place: Pine River State Bank


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:




  • Edgewood Vista Senior Living, LLC
  • Salon Couture
  • Snap Fitness - Pequot Lakes
  • Stonemark Land Surveying, Inc.
  • Watt Automotive
  • Wendy's Old Fashioned Hamburgers


  • A-Pine Family Restaurant
  • Breezy Point Resort
  • CliftonLarsonAllen LLP - Pequot Lakes
  • Dairy Queen - Pequot Lakes
  • Echo Publishing and Printing
  • Hunt Utilities Group, LLC
  • Merritt Jewelers
  • Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union - Pequot Lakes
  • Pequot Lakes/Breezy Point Lions Club
  • Schaefer's Foods


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


  • Wells Fargo - Pequot Lakes

(application here)

Pequot Lakes: In Trailside Park and East Side of Downtown
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Date/Time Information:

July 3, 2013
6 p.m. - Midnight
Fireworks at Dusk

July 4, 2013
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Parade at Noon.
Contact Information:
Jenna Crawford, Pequot Lakes Area Director, 218-568-8911
Free to attend

Vendor & Crafters:
Non-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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