Wild Rice Festival

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2024 Wild Rice Festival


Friday, July 12th, 2024

Flea Market

Sponsored by The Deer River Lions 9AM

Headwaters Cornhole Tournament

Sponsored by White Oak Casino 2PM

Midway Opens At 5PM

Carnival By Midwest Rides

Sportsman’s Turtle Feed

Deer River Vet’s Club 5-8PM

LIONS Bingo

6PM-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

3PM - 7PM

Deer River Lions Variety Show

7PM at the Deer River High School

Live Music Featuring Garage 19
8PM FREE!

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

Saturday, July 13th, 2024

Flea Market

Sponsored by The Deer River Lions 9AM

Wild Rice Run

8AM
Sponsored by The Deer River Fire Department

White Oak Tractor Club Breakfast

7:00AM -11:00AM
White Oak Tractor Club

Flea Market

Sponsored by The Deer River Lions 9AM

LIONS Medallion Hunt

Sponsored by: Northern
Star Market Place, Cenex
Convenience Store, and Burggraf's Ace
Hardware: 1st Clue 9AM FREE!

Deer River Police Dept Bike Rodeo

9AM FREE! At Northern Star Co-op Office Parking Lot

Headwaters Cornhole Tournament

Sponsored by White Oak Casino 10AM

White Oak Casino Sawdust Scramble

Noon FREE!

Deer River Lions
Hamburger Stand

11AM - 7PM

Wild Rice Dinner

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

Kiddie Parade

11:30 Sponsored by Deer River PTKS

Beer Garden

1PM - 12:30AM
Sponsored by The DR Vets Club

LIONS Bingo

4PM-10PM

Bracelet Day on The Midway

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

Afternoon Entertainment
Featuring

Adessa & The Beat

4:30PM
Sponsored by Essentia Health

FREE!! Open Air Concert and 
Street Dance Featuring:

The Dweebs


Sponsored by Paul Bunyan Communications, Northern Star Co-op, Burggraf's Ace Hardware, Ennbridge, Northview Bank, Woodland Bank, Greater Insurance Service
9PM-1AM

FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA

Sponsored by The Deer River Chamber of Commerce and the Deer River Lions Club and American Legion Post 122
10PM FREE!

Sunday, July 14th, 2024

Flea Market

Sponsored by The Deer River Lions 9AM

Turkey and Wild Rice Luncheon

Sponsored by St. Mary’s Catholic Church
11AM - 3PM

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-6PM

Deer River Lions
Hamburger Stand

2PM-5PM

Beer Garden

2PM - 6:30PM
Sponsored by The DR Vets Club

White Oak Casino Presents

William Michael Morgan

4:30 PM
FREE! Bring Lawn Chairs FREE!