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2016 EVENT SCHEDULE

As a Pine River visitor, we invite you to attend our year-round events. Many of the events are planned just for you.

Duck Races
Every Friday-June 17 thru August 12, 2016
1:45 PM Registration 2:00 P.M. First Race Heat
(Downtown Pine River Dam)

Pine River Market Square

A farmer's & crafter's market
2016 Schedule Fridays, May 27-September 23, 2:30-5:30pm
Downtown Pine River, 3 blocks off Hwy 371-See description below

Indoor Markets will be held at The Warehouse October 15,
November 12 and December 12 from 10:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M.

Pine River Summer 2016 Flea Market Schedule
Markets will be held on listed Fridays from 9:00 A.M. 3:00 P.M. Beside Pine River Depot
Friday, June 24- Friday July 29, Friday August 6 & Friday August 26
Call 218-587-2585 for vendor information! All vendors welcome!

Call 218-587-4000 or 1-800-728-6926 for information on any listed event

Call the Chamber @ 218-587-4000 or 1-800-728-6926 for further information


Cass County Fair
Summerfest Schedule
Local Festivals


YEAR AROUND MEETING DATES

PINE RIVER LIONS MEET SECOND WEDNESDAY OF MONTH
at 6:30 P.M. @ Pine River Legion and/or Bites Grill & Bar
No meetings July or August

PINE RIVER CHAMBER MEETS THIRD TUESDAY OF MONTH
at NOON- Call 218-587-4000 for location

PINE RIVER ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION MEETS FIRST FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH at 7:30 A.M.

PINE RIVER CITY COUNCIL MEETING SECOND TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH at 6:00 P.M.

January 23, 2016
BACK TO BASICS DAY
8:00 A.M.-4:30 P.M. @ PRB SCHOOLS
"Blueprints For A Better Tomorrow"
A day filled with good information and fun!
Check www.happydancingturtle.org for Information
February 13, 2016
Pine River United Methodist Church Valentine's Full Ham Diinner
4:30 – 7:00 PM at Pine River UMC
348 Barclay Ave., Pine River, MN
Adults $9.00 Kids Age 6 & under Free
218-587-4091
February 26, 2016
26th Annual Men & Boys Wild Game Potluck Banquet
at Trailside Center, Pequot Lakes- FREE!
Doors open at 5:00 P.M.- Connected to Pequot Lakes Baptist Church
Taxidermist Displays/ Hors d'oeuvres/Prizes!
March 2016
(Date to be set)
Pine River Backus Schools
Career Day!
March 19, 2016
The Warehouse
FLEA MARKET -GARAGE SALE-BAKE SALE-SILENT AUCTION
& LUNCH!
8:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M.
Call 218-587-5404 for information
March 2016
Pine River-Backus Boy Scout Troop #73 annual Pancake Breakfast
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM at Pine River American Legion Post #613
Adults: $8.00 Children: 4-10 $5.00 Children 0-3 Free
The breakfast includes plates of pancakes and sausage, coffee, milk or juice and a chance to meet and talk to our Boy Scouts, who will be serving the tables.
March 26 , 2016
Pine River Kids Easter Egg Hunt
10:00 A.M. at Forbes Park (Adjacent to Highway 84 in Pine River)
Kid's 0-12 Years of age invited!- No Charge
Sponsored by Hanneken Insurance, Pine River Bakery, Pine River & Backus Area Churches and Radio Station MCBI
April 9, 2016
36th Annual Miss Pine River Scholarship Pageant
PRB Old Gymnasium- 6:30 Doors Open 7:00 Pageant
May 7, 2016
Backus Firemen's 50th Annual Smelt Fry
at Backus Fire Station
May 2, 2016
Good Samaritan Society Bowling Fundraiser
@ Pine River Community Bowl- Call 218-587-4433 For Information
May 9, 2016
Pine River Chamber Distinguished Service Award Banquet
at Pine River American Legion
6:00 P.M. Social 7:00 P.M. Program
May 14, 2016
Opening of Minnesota Fishing Season
for Walleye & Northern Pike
May 27-September 30 2016
Pine River Market Square
A farmers’ & crafters’ market
2:30-5:30pm - Downtown Pine River, 3 blocks off Hwy 371
Veggies, Plants, Eggs, Fruit, Preserves, Processed Free Range Chickens, Garden Art, Crafts – locally produced (within 60 miles of Pine River)- Vendors welcome!
There will be several INDOOR markets Oct/Nov & December
Contact: Barb Mann, 218-838-6058 or prmarketsquare@gmail.com www.prmarketsquare.wordpress.com

May 30, 2016
PINE RIVER AMERICAN LEGION & AUXILLARY
MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE- 9:30 A.M.
AT PINE RIVER DAM
Public Cordially Invited to Attend!
June 1, 2016
Pine River Lions "TAKE A KID FISHING" DAY
(Limited to Pine River Backus 4th Grade Students)

June 17, 2016

1st Pine River Duck Race of Season
Races Every Friday thru August 15 @ PR Dam
Registration 1:45 p.m.
First Race Promtly at 2p.m.

June 2016
12th Annual Pine River Backus "Relay For Life"
Gates open at 5:00 p.m. to the public
Come hungry as the campsites always have good food available. There will be games for the kids and a silent auction. The opening ceremony honoring our cancer survivors will be at 7 pm, then the pie throwing, and we will light the luminaries at dusk.

June 24 & 25, 2016
PRAIRIE FIRE CHILDREN'S THEATRE
at PINE RIVER BACKUS HIGH SCHOOL
Show Times Friday @ 7:00 P.M. Saturday @ 10:00 A.M.
June 24, 2016


PINE RIVER FLEA MARKET
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Beside the historic Pine River Railroad Depot
Call 218-587-2585 & Ask for Janice for Information
Other markets Fridays July 29, August 5 & August 26

June 23-26, 2016
CASS COUNTY FAIR in PINE RIVER
Carnival- 4-H Exhibits- Vendors-Moto Cross
Midway-Talent Show- Horse Show & More!
Call 218-568-4971
See 2015 Fair Schedule Here!
July 27, 2016
The Block Party
Sponsored by Riverview Church & The Warehouse
300 Norway Avenue Pine River - 6:00-8:00 P.M.
For Information Call 218-587-2021
July 29, 30 & 31, 2016
Pine River Summerfest- NOTE NEW DATES
PINE RIVER SUMMERFEST!
Call 218-587-4000 or 1-800-728-6926 for Information
or check "Events" tab at www.pinerivermn.com

Summerfest Craft Show Application
July 29, 2016
PINE RIVER FLEA MARKET
9:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M.
Beside the historic Pine River Railroad Depot
Call 218-587-2585 & ask for Janice for Information
July 28, 29 & 30, 2016
PINE RIVER ART SHOW @ "The Warehouse"
10 A.M.-5 P.M.
Refreshments-Air Conditioned-Daily Door Prizes
Free General Admission
See Schedule Here!
July 29, 2016
Good Samaritan Community Picnic
at Riverside LivingApartments
Time to be determined.
July 29 & 30, 2016
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church- Pine River
RHUBARB FEST!
At the church. Friday and Saturday from from 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Featuring rhubarb pies, jams, birdbaths and rhubarb slushes along with other rhubarb and non-rhubarb goodies. Also Rhubarb themed and other crafts. Quilt Sale!
200 Rhubarb Pies For Sale At Just $10.00 Each!

Check out all good things RHUBARB!
July 30, 2016
Pine River United Methodist Church Walking Tacos
(Summerfest) Saturday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm at Pine River UMC,
348 Barclay Ave.
July 30 & 31, 2016
Summerfest Softball Tournament
Saturday & Sunday
July 31, 2016
Pine River Lions Club
Drive-In Pancake Breakfast @ Cass Co. Fairgrounds
8:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M.
July 30, 2016
Pine River State Bank
Annual Summerfest Classic Car Show
Check Out Details Here!
July 29 & 30, 2016
1st Lutheran Church Bake Sale
Friday, July 30 in front of Jim's Barber Shop
Pie & Dessert at Lions Shelter House 11 A.M.-2 P.M. July 30
August 5 & 6, 2016
PINE RIVER COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE & MERCHANT'S SIDEWALK SALES
& "PIE ON PARK AVENUE" (9:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M. FRIDAY ONLY)
Registration Forms Available at the Pine River Chamber Info Center
August 6, 2016
CUPCAKE WARS!
at THE WAREHOUSE- 10:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M.
Contact the Pine River Library at 218-587-4639 for details & to register
August 5, 2016
"Pie On Park Avenue"
209 Park Avenue - Friday, August 5, 2016
(the Saturday of City Wide Garage Sales) 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Serving Pie and Coffee!
All Proceeds go to new PR Library building addition!
August 5, 2015
PINE RIVER FLEA MARKET
9:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M.
Beside the historic Pine River Railroad Depot
Call 218-587-2585 and ask for Janice for Information
August 12, 2016
P.T.L. Concert for Faith in Action –3:00 P.M. at Calvary Church, 5925 Oberly Loop NW, in Walker. Concert if free & open to the public. Freewill offering supports Faith in Action for Cass County.
Call 218-675-5435 for more information.
August 25-28, 2016
LAKES BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL!
Cass County Fairgrounds- Pine River
National & Regional Bands To Be Named!
Clinics-Jam Sessions-Food-Camping-Fun!
Check Out The Website @: www.lakesbluegrassfestival.com
August 26, 2016
PINE RIVER FLEA MARKET
9:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M.
Beside the historic Pine River Railroad Depot
Call 218-587-2585 and ask for Janice for Information
September 3 &4, 2016

"ARTS OFF 84" ArtCrawl
Twenty-four miles of art from Pine River to Longville along and adjacent
to State Highway 84- 9:00 A.M-5:00 P.M. both days!
Call 218-587-5075 or 218-587-4983 for Information
Artist Information Here
Artist Registration Here

September 8, 2016
"Tea at the Station"
A Petticoat Junction Function at Historic Pine River Railroad Depot
2:00 P.M.-4:00 P.M. - A three course high tea!
Tickets: $25.00 tax deductable donation!
Sponsored by Heritage Group North
Questions? Call 480-747-2299 or 218-587-2583
Please bring your own teacup and saucer and share its' story! Hats and gloves are also welcome!
September 9 & 10, 2016

PINE RIVER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
HERITAGE DAYS QUILT & CREATIONS SHOW
AT PR UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

10:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M.
LUNCH WILL BE SERVED!
September 9-11, 2016
PINE RIVER HERITAGE DAYS
FREE HOBO STEW SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
at NOON UNTIL IT'S GONE AT
FORBES PARK SHELTER HOUSE! Sponsored by Pine River State Bank
Special Historic Displays @ THE DEPOT & throughout Pine River!

September 9-11, 2016
Historic, pre-1830s Encampment Sept. 9-11-at Forbes Park
(Just off Highway 84, across the Pine River Dam)
Check Out Details Here!

Call 218-587-4192 for Rendezvous Information
September 2016
Faith In Action Fundraiser Booyah
4-7 P.M. @ Union Congregational Church
Hackensack
October 8, 2016
Pine River 1st Lutheran Church Annual Lutefisk & Meatball Dinner
Famous for lutefisk, Swedish meatballs, lefse and all the trimmings!
Adults $14.00 Ages 5-12 $6.00 Kids 4 & under FREE!
Serving 3:30 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
Everyone Welcome!
October 12, 2015
Go Pine River Dinner
Social 6:00 P.M. Dinner @ 7:00 P.M.
October 16, 2016
"Soups & Sweets"
Fundraiser sponsored by Pine River Area Food Shelf!
at The Warehouse 4:00-7:00 P.M.
Donors Invited & Needed- Call 218-587-4292 for Information!
October 2016
PINE RIVER GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY
KID'S HALLOWEEN PARTY
3:30 P.M.-5:00 P.M.
November 5, 2016
Minnesota Firearms Deer Opener
December 3, 2016
Pine River Business "Shop Local Day"
Open houses at participating businesses throughout Pine River!
Lots of free goodies and drawings!
Check out Parade of Lights Event Week Here!
December 3, 2016
Pine River American Legion Art & Craft Sale
at Pine River American Legion Meeting Rooms- 9:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M.
December 3, 2016
1st Lutheran Church -Pine River
Annual Cookie Walk
9:00 A.M.-Noon
December 3, 2016
Pine River United Methodist Church
"Kid's Shop Day" 10:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M.
Lots of kid's shopping ideas for not much money!
December 10, 2016
Pine River American Legion "Lunch With Santa"
11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
Free Horsedrawn Rides Picking up at Legion Noon-2:00 P.M.
December 10, 2016
Parade of Lights Day
Theme: NORTHERN LIGHTS!
Parade at 5:00 p.m.
Christmas Open House at Chamber Info Center After Parade
Yuletide Bonfire & Fireworks at 6:30 P.M.!
all 218-587-4000 for information OR
CHECK OUT ALL INFORMATION HERE!