Wild Rice Festival

The Worlds Largest





2017 Wild Rice Festival
Schedule of Events


Friday, July 7th, 2017

Flea Market

Sponsored by The Deer River Lions Starts at 12PM

Midway Starts At 5PM

Carnival By Amusement Attractions

Sportsman’s Turtle Feed

Deer River Vet’s Club 5-8PM

LIONS Bingo

5PM-10PM

POW WOW

Presented by Leech Lake Band of
Ojibwe 6:30PM FREE!

Beer Garden

7PM - 12AM
Sponsored by The DR Vets Club

Deer River Lions
Hamburger Stand

Live Music Featuring The Great Outdoors
8PM FREE!

Sponsored by: 
Carroll Funeral Home and Deer River Vet’s Club

Saturday, July 8th, 2017

Wild Rice Run

Sponsored by The Deer River Fir Department: Registration 7AM

Flea Market

Sponsored by The Deer River Lions 9AM

LIONS Medallion Hunt

Sponsored by: Ott Drug, Cenex
Convenience Store, and Jurvelin
Hardware: 1st Clue 9AM FREE!

Deer River Police Dept Bike Rodeo

9AM FREE!

LIONS Sawdust Scramble

Noon FREE!

Deer River Lions
Hamburger Stand

Wild Rice Dinner

Sponsored by The United Methodist
Church: 11AM-1PM

Beer Garden

2PM - 1AM
Sponsored by The DR Vets Club

LIONS Bingo

3PM-10PM

Bracelet Day on The Midway

Unlimited Midway Rides with a
Bracelet. Times: 1PM - 5PM

Amateur Music Competition w/
The Great Outdoors

Sponsored by the Deer River Lions
Amateur Vocal Music Competition in Country, Pop, and/or Rock
4:00PM-6:00PM FREE!

FREE!! Open Air Concert and 
Street Dance Featuring:

The Dweebs


Sponsored by Paul Bunyan Communications, Northern Star Co-op, Jurvelin Hardware, Essentia Health, Northview Bank, Ott Drug, Greater Insurance Service
9PM-1AM

FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA

Sponsored by The Deer River Chamber of Commerce and the Deer River Lions Club
10PM FREE!

Beer Garden

Sponsored by The DR Vets Club
3PM-1AM

Sunday, July 9th, 2017

Flea Market

Sponsored by The Deer River Lions 9AM

Turkey Dinner

Sponsored by St. Mary’s Catholic
Church Noon-4PM

Wild Rice Festival Parade

Rain or Shine
1PM FREE!

Bracelet Day on The Midway

Unlimited Midway Rides with a
Bracelet. Times: 2:00 – 6:00PM

Kiddy Tractor Pull

Sponsored by Sportsman’s Café and Deer River Co-op Credit Union
3PM FREE!

LIONS Bingo

3PM-6:30PM

Deer River Lions
Hamburger Stand

Beer Garden

Sponsored by The DR Vets Club
FREE!              FREE!

White Oak Casino Presents

Lee Roy Parnell

4:30 PM
FREE! Bring Lawn Chairs FREE!