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2014 Entertainment Center Lineup

(Bridge Square – Water Street – Big top event tent) – Button required for music acts

66129951Thursday – “Townie Night”

Doors at 5pm. Close: 12:30am. Entertainment 7pm- 11pm – 8th Street Band

Chad Johnson and Russell Franek grew up in Northfield, Mn. They both began playing music at the age of 13, and have been playing ever since! They grew up playing everything from Led Zeppelin, and the Rolling Stones, to Tom Petty and the Doors. These days their style is more of a county/Rock mix.


Doors: 4pm.  Close: 1am.  Poprocks 8:45 – 12:45am



Doors: Noon. Close: 1am.  32 Below 9:30 – 1am

32 Below


Open Noon – 6:00 pm

DJ Linda Jean, Prize Drawings and Special Appearance after the Grand Parade by the “Minnesota Pipes & Drums”

The Defeat of Jesse James Days is proud to honor one of our own!

Abby (Brogger) Hoglin - 2014 Aurora, Queen of the Snows, St Paul Winter Carnival

Abby (Brogger) Hoglin – 2014 Aurora, Queen of the Snows, St Paul Winter Carnival

The DJJD Committee invites you to a reception to meet and greet Winter Carnival Queen Abby & the Royal Family

  • Saturday, April 5, 2014
  • 5:00PM – 8:00PM with a program at 6:00pm
  • The Grand Event Center, 316 Washington St, Northfield MN 55057
  • This is open to the public – feel free to spread the word to others!
  • Appetizers provided, cash bar.
  • Please RSVP to Julie Eddy (612) 986-9418 or

2014 Princess for a Day Registration

1970fc2552433154277f3ada1538b63aThe Defeat of Jesse James Days Ambassadors will be hosting its 3rd annual Princess for a Day. The event is for young girls ages 4 through 5th would like to be pampered and have fun with our royal ambassadors and friends on March 15, 2014 from 9:00AM-12:00pm at the Northfield Ballroom. This is a fundraising event to benefit the DJJD Ambassador Scholarship program. The fun morning will allow girls to spend time playing games, making crafts, visiting the Royal Hair & Nail Salon, and have a “royal tea” with the DJJD Ambassadors, while learning how to walk and wave like a princess for a Fashion Show at Noon. Attendees will receive a tiara, sash, royal photo, snack and many prizes. Registration fee is $25 and forms are available at the Northfield Historical Society Museum and by downloading below.

For additional information, contact Andria Schwalbe (952) 847-3324.

Princess for a Day Flyer 2014

Northfield grad and DJJD Committee member crowned Aurora, Queen of the Snows

SnowQueen - Hoglin, AbigailThe Defeat of Jesse James Days Committee is very proud to announce that one of our own has been crowned Aurora, Queen of the Snows, the top royal in the St Paul Winter Carnival court.  Abby Hoglin (Brogger) was crowned by the 2013 Queen Friday night at RiverCenter.

Abby is a 2005 Northfield High School graduate and current member of the DJJD Committee working the VIP Ambassador/Royalty Reception and chaperoning the Jr Ambassadors during the festival.

Abby will tour with the Winter Carnival royalty making a reported 400 plus appearances over the next year. This is Abby’s second run at the crown.



Defeat of Jesse James Days Parade 2013 Judging Results


  • First Place Woodbury Ambassadors
  • Second Place Fridley 49ers Ambassadors
  • Third Place Montgomery Kolacky Days


  • First Place Mill Town Haunt
  • Second Place Northfield High School Cheerleaders
  • Third Place Northfield Arts Guild


  • First Place Edina Realty
  • Second Place MOM Brands
  • Third Place SEMA


  • First Place Schell’s Hobo Band
  • Second Place Brio Brass
  • Third Place St. Olaf Marching Choir


  • First Place Winona High School
  • Second Place Simley High School
  • Third Place St. Peter High School

What’s Happening Today??!! (Sunday)

  • 337117_10151103295043963_1903326562_oJesse James 5K & 15K runs National Guard Armory. Registration: 6:30-7:30 a.m. (run begins at 8:00 a.m.)
  • Antique tractor pull Registration: 7:00 a.m. Tractor Pull at 9:00 a.m. Jeese James Arena, Hwy 3 South BUTTON EVENT
  • VFW breakfast 7:30-11:00 a.m. Children under 10 $4, Adults $8
  • Northfield Dance academy performance 11:55 a.m. Division Street
  • Royalty Reception 10:00 a.m. Northfield High School
  • Craft Show 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Central Park, 4th & Winona Streets
  • Carnival Highway 3 & 5th Street Noon-6:00 p.m.
  • Bingo on Bridge Square Noon-8:00 p.m.
  • Entertainment Center Noon-6:00 p.m. 5th & Water Streets. DJ Linda Jean, Prize Drawings and Special Appearance after the Grand Parade by the “Minnesota Pipes & Drums”
  • Grand Parade 2:00 p.m. Division Street


Bank Raid Re-Enactments ASL interpreted: Friday 6:00 p.m., Saturday 11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.,
Sunday 11:00 a.m., Spanish interpreted: Friday 7:00 p.m.
BUTTON EVENT = Buttons required for bleacher seating 408 Division Street
Friday 7:00 p.m., Saturday 11:00 a.m. & 1:00, 3:00, 5:00 p.m.,
Sunday 11:00 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. (Limited bleacher seating available for 12:30 raid)

Northfield Historical Society Bank Site & Museum
408 Division Street 507-645-9268,
See website for admission prices.
Wednesday 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Thursday 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Sunday 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Defeat of Jesse James Days RODEO
Friday, September 6, 8:00 p.m. • Saturday, September 7, 2:00 & 8:00 p.m.
Reserved tickets available at Dokmo Ford-Chrysler, Hwy 3 S., 645-4478.
General admission tickets available at EconoFoods, 601 Division St.
General admission parking at MOM Brands (Malt-O-Meal), Hwy. 19.
Free shuttle service every 20 minutes from MOM parking to rodeo.
Limited general admission parking at rodeo site.
Professional Rodeo At Its Best!

What’s Happening Today??!! (Saturday)

  • bf386618e3ac549d65edbe3a730d2788Bank Raid Re-Enactments, Division Street. 11am, 1pm, 3pm and 5pm
  • Jesse James Bike Tour Northfield Middle School. Registration, 6:30 a.m. More info
  • Soap Box Derby Registration 8:30 a.m., Race begins 10:00 a.m. 3rd & Orchad St. (Longfellow School). More info,
  • Defeat of Jesse James Days Car Show. Sundowner Car Club 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Riverside Park. Admission: $2, 15 and under free with paid adult BUTTON EVENT
  • Craft Show 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Central Park, 4th & Winona Streets
  • Arts & Crafts Show 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Northfield Arena, Highway 3 South Homemade Crafts/Free Drawings/Concessions
  • Kiddie Parade 9:30 a.m. 6th & Division Streets. Entertainment following parade – Paul Spring 10:00 a.m. 200 Division Street (In front of KYMN Radio)
  • Northfield Arts Guild riverfront arts festival 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Cannon River Walkway
  • Carnival Highway 3 & 5th Street, 11:00 a.m.
  • Northfield Dance academy performance. 12:15 p.m., 2:15 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. Division Street
  • Bingo on Bridge Square Noon-Midnight
  • Entertainment Center Noon-1:00 a.m. 5th & Water Streets. Prize Drawings 2:00, 3:00 & 4:00 p.m. BUTTON EVENT
  • 2:00-4:00 p.m. Musical Entertainment BUTTON EVENT. 5:00-8:00 p.m. Musical Entertainment BUTTON EVENT
  • 8:45 p.m.-12:45 a.m. “Sweet Siren” BUTTON EVENT
  • Vintage baseball 1:00 p.m. Northfield Silverstars vs. St. Croix. Base Ball Club (1870 Rules), 7th St. E. (Old Memorial Field)
  • P.R.C.A. Professional Rodeo. 2:00 p.m. Jesse James Arena, Highway 3 South. General Admission: Adult $12, Child $8 (ages 4-12), Under 3 Free
  • Vaudvesque. 4:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. Northfield Arts Guild Theater. Tickets $10.00,
  • Western Style Steak Fry Northfield Cannon Valley Lions. 5:00-8:00 p.m. Jesse James Arena, Highway 3 South
  • Sneaky Pete’s garden tractor pull. 6:00-9:30 p.m. Division Street, BUTTON EVENT. Participant Registration 4:30 p.m., Off Lawn $10, Other $15
  • P.R.C.A. Professional Rodeo 8:00 p.m. Jesse James Arena, “Tough enough to wear pink” Night A fundraiser for Northfield Hospital’s Breast Cancer Center, wear pink, donate and show your support. Highway 3 South. Reserved: $14; General Admission: Adult $12, Child $8 (ages 4-12), Under 3 Free


What’s Happening Today??!! (Friday)

  • 259148_10151095973883963_540741607_oAmbassador/James Gang School Visits 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
  • Bank Raid Re-Enactments 6pm and 7pm (Spanish Script read at 7pm)
  • Arts & Crafts Show 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Northfield Arena, Highway 3 South, Homemade Crafts/Free Drawings/Concessions
  • Entertainment Center 4:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m. 5th & Water Streets. Music at 9:00 p.m. “Lost Highway”
  • Western Style Steak Fry Northfield Cannon Valley Lions. 5:00-8:00 p.m. Jesse James Arena, Highway 3 South
  • Carnival Highway 3 & 5th Street 5:00 p.m.
  • Bingo on Bridge Square 6:00 p.m.-Midnight
  • Vaudevesque. 7:00 p.m. Northfield Arts Guild Theater. Tickets $10.00,
  • P.R.C.A. Professional Rodeo 8:00 p.m.
  • Miss rodeo Minnesota PAGEANT crowning. Jesse James Arena, Highway 3 South.
  • Square Dance 8:00 p.m.- 10:30 p.m. On Division between 4th & 5th Streets
  • Rodeo Dance 10:00 p.m.- Midnight Jesse James Arena, Highway 3 South, Admission Free, Live Music.


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