Prairie Pioneer Days Celebrates It’s 33rd Anniversary

Prairie Pioneer days is set for July 14th through the 16th in Morris. Celebrating its 33rd year, there will once again be many family-friendly events to check out.

2017 will be the last year for Prairie Pioneer Days buttons, so be sure to pick yours up! If a can koozie is more your style, check out this year’s newest addition at Willie’s Supervalu or the Morris Area Chamber of Commerce office. Funds raised will support future Prairie Pioneer Days activities. You will also be entered to win Chamber cash courtesy of the Morris Chamber of Commerce, which will take place on Sunday after the Grand Parade.

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Check out the highlights of the Prairie Pioneer Days events below:


Stop by the annual Friends of Morris Public Library Book Sale. If shopping makes you hungry, grab a brat at Willie’s Famous Brat Stand in Willie’s Supervalu parking lot. Proceeds from the sales will go to Feed My Starving Children. In the evening, swing over to East Side Park and enjoy a sponsored Community Supper. Starting at 7 PM, enjoy watching the finalists from the  Morris Kiwanis Talent Show.


Marv Meyer 2K and 5K Walk/Run & 10K Run - 8 AM

$15 per person ($20 after July 1st) registers you to take part in the annual Marv Meyer 2K, 5K, or 10K. The top racers in each category will receive medals, as well as the youngest and oldest racers. Registration for the event starts at 7 AM on the day of the event.

Car Show - 10 AM - 3 PM

All makes and classes are welcome to the annual car show at the corner of Hwy 28 and Atlantic Avenue. The show includes big wheel races and a bounce house for kids. Food will be made available from the Morris Area Girl Scouts.


Superior Ribfest

Stop by East Side Park to eat ribs, stroll around the craft fair, and celebrate the history surrounding Morris, Minnesota. Enjoy bluegrass music from the Middle Spunk Creek Boys band. Visit the Superior Ribfest Facebook page for more info or to drool over past images of ribs gone by.

Live Music

Sara Groves & Mallary Hope will be performing free of charge from 8 PM to 10 PM. Sponsored by First Lutheran Church, Faith Lutheran Church, Church of the Assumption, and Morris Tourism, food will also be available during the performance. Don’t miss these talented ladies just before the fireworks. The Met Lounge will also offer live music at no cover charge beginning at 9 PM.


Of course, nothing represents the Fourth of July like fireworks! Sponsored by Morris Tourism Board and the Morris Eagles Club, come “oooh” and “ahhh” at the the grand presentation beginning at dusk.


Morris Firemen’s Pancake Breakfast will begin at 8 AM. Free will offerings will benefit the Morris Fire Hall. Other food and craft suppliers will be in the park from 11 AM to 5 PM and bingo will be played from noon to 3 PM.


This year’s Grand Parade will begin at 3 PM and will travel on 7th street to California Ave, then will turn south to 2nd street. After the Grand Parade, make your way 409 East 1st Street for the Annual Rubber Duck Derby with a silent auction and picnic lunch. Free will offerings will be accepted to benefit the Courage Cottage. Tickets are available at the Courage Cottage, or by calling (320) 585-5133

The Chamber Cash Drawing from Prairie Pioneer Days button and koozie sales will take place at 4:30 PM at East Side Park. You need not be present to win. The Stevens County Museum Exhibit will be open from 4 PM to 8 PM, featuring the Museum Musical at 6:30.

For the entire lineup of events, click here.

We hope to see you out and about this July for Prairie Pioneer Days 2017!


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