Celebrate fall at Crosslake Days

Festivities take place Sept. 22-24 across Crosslake

Crosslake days is returning Sept. 22-24, 2022.

CROSSLAKE — The 35th annual Crosslake Days Fall Festival will run Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 22-24.

Lucky Lanyards are on sale at all participating businesses offering deals and discounts. Get a Lucky Lanyard for $5 while supplies last and save money during the Crosslake Days weekend .

Following is a schedule of events (events are subject to change.

Thursday, Sept. 22

  • 9 a.m.: Search for the Lost Chili Pepper . The first of three daily clues will be released to guide people to the Lost Chili Pepper. Find clues at, the Crosslake App, Crosslake Chamber member businesses and at the Crosslake Chamber Welcome Center. 
  • 5-8 p.m.: Northern MN Railroad Heritage Association spaghetti and meatball fundraising dinner at Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant.
  • 6-8 p.m.: Loon & Lakes Trivia at 14 Lakes Craft Brewing Co.

Friday, Sept. 23

  • 9 a.m.: Search for the Lost Chili Pepper. The second of three daily clues will be released.
  • 4-7 p.m.: Family Fun Zone in Crosslake Town Square featuring family fun for all ages.

    • 4-7 p.m.: Mega sale and refreshments at Squirrelly Mama. 
    • 4-7 p.m.: Test-a-Toy at Crosslake Vacations & Rentals, including e-scooters, e-bikes and surrey bike.
    • 6:30 p.m.: Pet parade with the Babinski Foundation.
  • 6:30 p.m.: Meat raffle at the Crosslake Fifty Lakes American Legion.
  • 8 p.m.: Trivia at Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar. 
  • 10 p.m.-close: Lakes Area's Best DJ's at Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar.

Saturday, Sept. 24

  • 8 a.m.-4 p.m.: Crosslake Ideal Lions Flea Market at Crosslake Town Square. 
  • 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.: Jul Fest Craft & Bake Sale at Crosslake Lutheran Church. 
  • 9 a.m.: Search for the Lost Chili Pepper . The third and final clue will be released. 
  • 9 a.m.-4 p.m.: Hand Crafted Arts and Crafts Fair featuring more than 50 artisans in the Old Exchange Lot. 
  • 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: Day at the Park at the Crosslake Community Center, including the playground grand opening at 11 a.m., golf cart tours, pickleball lessons and timed obstacle course races. Tour the community center. Receive free root beer floats and popcorn.
  • 10 a.m.-3 p.m.: 3rd Annual Knights of Columbus cornhole tournament hosted by Crosslake Ace Hardware. Compete in the Friends & Family or the Champions bracket.
  • 10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Wildlife art silent auction at The National Loon Center Nest at Crosslake Town Square.
  • 10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Bouncy inflatables at Lake Country Crafts & Cones. 
  • 11 a.m.-2 p.m.: Book signing, "What's the Buzz About, Bob Bee" by Annie Silva, and live music featuring Gary & Kelsi Stacken at Kicks the Art Place.
  • 11 a.m.-5 p.m.: Family Fun Zone at Crosslake Town Square sponsored by The Log Church and Crosslake Town Square featuring games, crafts, burgers, hot dogs, snow cones, mega sales, test-a-toy e-scooters, e-bikes, surrey bikes and more. The Pulse will broadcast live from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The NissFits will perform live music from 1-5 p.m.
  • 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.: Tremolo's 2022 Scavenger Hunt with check-in at 11:30 a.m. and game play from noon to 2 p.m. Limit is 20 teams so register early. Check in at Crosslake Tremolo before the game begins.
  • 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.: Live music featuring Johnny Holliday at JAG Interior Solutions/Arlean’s Drapery.
  • Noon-3 p.m.: Crosslake Days Chili Cookoff with chili served at locations throughout Crosslake. Sample one, or sample them all and vote for your favorite using the Crosslake App.
  • Noon-3 p.m.: Ring toss game at Crow Wing Kayaks. Hook it in five tries for a chance to win a $700 kayak.  
  • Noon-3 p.m.: Fun at the Campground featuring lawn games, bonfire and s’mores, water safety trinkets and meet Bobber the Water Safety Dog at the Crosslake Dam Recreation Area. 
  • Noon-3 p.m.: Open house at The Gathering Event Center featuring an electric bike raffle.
  • 1-4 p.m.: Andy Austin on the patio at Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar.
  • 1:30 p.m.: Bingo at the Crosslake Fifty Lakes American Legion. 
  • 2-5 p.m.: Live music featuring Darren Jackson at 14 Lakes Craft Brewing Co.
  • 3 p.m.: Loon calling contest at The National Loon Center Nest at Crosslake Town Square. 
  • 3 p.m.: Bingo at Whitefish Lodge & Suites. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. with a full bar and concessions.
  • 3-7 p.m.: Crosslake Ace Hardware street dance featuring live music by The T.C. Jammers, hosted by Crosslake Ace Hardware. 
  • 4:30-6 p.m.: Seafood raffle at Andy's Bar & Grill.
  • 5-7:30 p.m.: Beer, wine and apps tasting and silent auction fundraiser by Northern Lakes Lightning boys high school hockey at Maucieri's Italian Bistro. Tickets will be available at the door.
  • 7 p.m.: Live music featuring Grimsrud at The Cedar Chest.
  • 7-9 p.m.: Cider and Candlelight Tour at the Crosslake Historical Society Log Village. 
  • 10 p.m.-close: Lakes Area's Best DJ's at Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar.
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