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Celebrate Crosslake Days Sept. 26-28

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Crosslake Days on Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 26-28, offers something for all ages, including a classic car and motorcycle show, arts and crafts fair, chili cookoff, kids’ activities, live music and more.


Buy a $4 souvenir Crosslake Days bandana and cash in on deals and discounts all over town from participating merchants.

Following is a schedule of events:

Thursday, Sept. 26

9 a.m.: The search for the lost treasure begins. One clue will be released each day leading to the lost treasure worth hundreds from Crosslake merchants. 9 a.m.-6 p.m.: JAG Interior Solutions Grand Opening, 35762 County Road 3, including refreshments, snacks and showroom specials.

6 p.m.: Elvis Dinner Show (Chris Olson), Manhattan’s.

Friday, Sept. 27

8 p.m.: 2013 Crosslake Royalty Ball & Pirate Costume Contest, Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar. Come in costume to be eligible to win door prizes. A grand prize will be awarded for the best costume. There will be DJ’s Music by Chad & JP.

9 p.m.: Live music, Bourbon Room.

Saturday, Sept. 28

8 a.m.-2 p.m.: 12th annual Car and Motorcycle Show, former Catholic church lot, including registration from 8-10 a.m., food vendors from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., public viewing from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and awards at 2 p.m., followed by the Fall Color Run around Crosslake.

9 a.m.-4 p.m.: Artisans & Crafters, former Exchange lot, featuring hand-crafted arts and crafts and food vendors.

9 a.m.-2 p.m.: 38th annual Jul Kaffe Festival Bazaar, Crosslake Lutheran Church.

9 a.m.-4 p.m.: 27th annual Whitefish Lions Bazaar & Flea Market, former Catholic church lot.

10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Savvy Mercantile grand opening, 36436 County Road 66, including refreshments and free gift with purchase.

10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Sweet Shopping and All Day Fun, Crosslake Town Square, featuring sidewalk sales, bungee trampoline, gunner’s paintball blast. Reed’s cookie sampling will begin at 12:30 p.m.

10:30 a.m.: Children’s book reading and signing by author Alice Palace of Emily, Judy’s House of Gifts.

11 a.m.: Little Pirate’s Treasure Hunt, Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar.

11 a.m.-2 p.m.: Maucieri’s Music & Beer Garden, former Catholic church lot.

11 a.m.-3 p.m.: Crosslake Firefighters Emergency Services open house.

11 a.m.-4 p.m.: Putt the Plank, Andy’s Bar & Grill-Wine & Spirits.

Noon: 27th annual Chili Cookoff. Judging will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Crosslake Welcome Center. Sampling will begin at noon at participating businesses.

Chili contestants include: Andy’s Bar & Grill-Wine & Spirits, Chad McCoy of Edward Jones Investments at Larson Group Real Estate, Crosslake Community School, Crosslake-Fifty Lakes American Legion Post #500, Crosslake firefighters, Crosslake Historic Log Village, Edina Realty/Holiday Station Store, Golden Horizons Assisted Living serving at Judy’s House of Gifts, Grand Champion Meats, Home Interior Supply, Itasca Leathergoods, JAG Interior Solutions, Lake Country Crafts & Cones, Maucieri’s Italian Bistro, Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar, Moonlite Square, Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway Association at Army Corps of Engineers Campground, RiverWood Bank, The Bourbon Room, The Cedar Chest, The Wharf, Whitefish Lodge & Suites and Zorbaz.

Noon-3 p.m.: Family Hoe-down with pumpkins, music and fun, Crosslake Community School.

Noon: Chili, brats and dogs with bar Bingo at 1:30 p.m., Crosslake-Fifty Lakes American Legion.

Noon: DJ music all day and bonfire at dusk, The Wharf. 2 p.m.: Fourth annual Crosslake Disc Golf Classic, Crosslake Community Center, featuring a shotgun start. Cost is $10 with prizes for the top three winners. Open to all ages.

4 p.m.: Hot Wheels Tournament, Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bay.

4-7 p.m.: Wine tasting and appetizers, Andy’s Bar & Grill-Wine & Spirits.

7-9 p.m.: Historic Log Village Cider & Candlelight Tour, Crosslake Historical Society.

7:30 p.m.: Acoustic music at Maucieri’s Italian Bistro.

8 p.m.: Live music at Zorbaz.

9 p.m.: Live music at The Bourbon Room.

10 p.m.: DJ’s Chad & JP at Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar.

The 2013 Crosslake Days Committee includes chair Wendy Jensen, Asset Marketing Services; Sherry Gibbons, Serv Pro of Brainerd and Park Rapids; Dawn Maucieri, Maucieri’s Italian Bistro; Pat Netko, Lake Country Crafts & Cones; Leann Pitzl, Frandsen Bank & Trust; and Atesha Barnes, Prudential financial professional.