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Bank Raid Re-Enactments
BUTTON EVENT = Buttons required for bleacher seating.  408 Division Street.  Friday 6:00 p.m. & 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).  American Sign Language 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., (for ASL, check in at Info Booth 20 minutes before re-enactment). Spanish Interpretation Script available at all raids.

Northfield Historical Society Bank Site and Museum
408 Division Street 507-645-9268, www.nothfieldhistory.org, 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, 8:00 p.m., Saturday, 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.

Wednesday, August 9

Sponsorship hog roast – invitation only
5:00-7:00 p.m. 
Jesse James Arena, Highway 3 South

Friday, August 11

AmbassadorS CORONATION
6:00 p.m. 
Northfield Middle School Auditorium
Admission $7; Children under 5 Free  

August 30-September 4

Horseshoe hunt
Remember to register your button before the hunt. (Please read the rules and -instructions before hunting at djjd.org/horse-shoe-hunt.)

Wednesday, September 6

Joseph Lee Heywood Graveside Memorial Service
Noon 
Northfield Cemetery, South Division across from High School

Joseph Lee Heywood DISTINGUISHED SERVICE Award Banquet
6:30 p.m. 
(doors open 5:00 p.m.) Northfield Ballroom, Highway 3 North
Prepaid Reservations
$125 Pin Drawing, Auction of Defeat of Jesse James Days Collector Buttons
Numbers 1 through 5

ThursdaySeptember 7

Golf Tournament
2:00 p.m. Shot Gun Start, Northfield Golf Club 

Entertainment Center “Townie Night”
5:00 p.m.-12:00 p.m. 5th & Water Street (valid ID req’d)

8:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. Old Country Boys 

Giddy-Up Horse races
Registration
 5:00 p.m. Premier Bank 5th & Washington  

*Button required for all participants*

Carnival 5:00 p.m. Highway 3 & 5th Street 
6:00-10:00 p.m.
 “Wrist Band Night” See www.djjd.org for ticket sale locations

Pedal Tractor Pull 5:30 p.m. Between 4th & 5th Streets on Division

NORTHFIELD HISTORICAL SOCIETY
6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Open House  408 Division St.  

Bingo on Bridge Square 6:00 p.m.-Midnight

Thursday Night Thunder Division between 5th & 6th Streets 
6:00-8:00 p.m.
 Meet local motorsport racing teams, family fun with autographs and games.

Rip Roarin’ PErformance
7:00 p.m. 
Northfield Arts Guild Theater. Tickets $10

Friday, September 8

Ambassador/James Gang School Visits 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Grand slam craft show 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.  Northfield Ice Arena

Entertainment Center 4:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m.  
5th & Water Streets (valid ID req’d)  
7:00-9:00 p.m.
 Wasted Talent 

9:30 p.m.-1:00 a.m. Them Pesky Kids

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

Rip Roarin’ Performance
7:00 p.m. 
Northfield Arts Guild Theater. Tickets $10 

P.R.C.A. Professional Rodeo 8:00 p.m. “Salute to the Troops”

American flags to first 1500 paid attendees.
Jesse James Arena, Highway 3 South. Advance Reserved: $16 (sold at Dokmo)
General Admission: Adult $14, Child $10 (ages 4-12), Under 3 Free (sold at EconoFoods Northfield)

Rodeo grounds Beer Garden open before and after rodeo (valid ID req’d)

Saturday, September 9

Jesse James Bike Tour Northfield Middle School
Registration, 6:30 a.m. More info www.JesseJamesBikeTour.org

Raider Derby  Registration 7:30 a.m., Race begins 9:00 a.m.
Soapbox car racing. 3rd & Orchard St. (Longfellow School).
More info, allison.watkins@ci.northfield.mn.us

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  

Craft Show 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Central Park, 4th & Winona Streets

Kiddie Parade 9:30 a.m. 6th & Division Streets

Vintage baseball (1870 Rules), Sibley Soccer Fields
1:00 p.m. Northfield Silver Stars vs. St. Croix Base Ball Club

Grand slam craft show 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Northfield Ice Arena

Northfield Arts Guild riverfront Fine arts festival
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
 Cannon River Walkway

Carnival 11:00 a.m. Highway 3 & 5th Street

Sound of the north NOON-10:30 p.m., 5th and Division Streets
Minnesota Vikings & Explore Minnesota

Bingo on Bridge Square Noon-Midnight

Cornhole Tournament Entertainment Center
Beginning at 12 o’clock Noon
  

Must pre-register through djjd.org.

Entertainment Center Noon-1:00 a.m.  
5th & Water Streets (valid ID req’d)
3:00-5:00 p.m. Moses Oakland
7:00-9:00 p.m.
 Jason Paulson
9:30 p.m.-1:00 a.m.
 The 8th Street Band – Chad Johnson & Russ Franek 

P.R.C.A. Professional Rodeo Free cowboy hat to first 400 paid kids admission.
2:00 p.m.
 Jesse James Arena, Highway 3 South (Advance tickets sold at -EconoFoods). General Admission: Adult $14, Child $10 (ages 4-12), Under 3 Free

Western Style Steak Fry
5:00-8:00 p.m.
 Jesse James Arena, Highway 3 South

FAMILY Entertainment  6:30 p.m. (after final bank raid) 

400 Block Division Street. Jerry Frasier, magical fun and laughs.

Rip Roarin’ Performance
7:00 p.m. 
Northfield Arts Guild Theater. Tickets $10

P.R.C.A. Professional Rodeo 8:00 p.m. Jesse James Arena, Hwy 3 South
“Give cancer the boot” Night A fundraiser for Northfield Hospital’s Breast Care and Infusion Centers, donate and show your support.
Highway 3 South. Reserved: $16; General Admission: Adult $14, Child $10 (ages 4-12), Under 3 Free. 

Sunday, September 10

Jesse James 5K & 15K runs National Guard Armory
Registration: 6:30-7:30 a.m. (run begins at 8:00 a.m.)

Truck & antique tractor pull Registration: 7:00 a.m., Pull: 9:00 a.m
Jesse James Arena, Hwy 3 South 

VFW breakfast 7:30-11:00 a.m.  Children under 10 $4, Adults $8

Northfield arts guild riverfront Fine arts festival
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m 
Cannon River Walkway

Royal VIP Reception 10:00 a.m. Northfield Middle School

Craft Show 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Central Park, 4th & Winona Streets

Grand slam craft show 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.  Northfield Ice Arena

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
(valid ID req’d) Watch NFL Football beginning at noon, special appearance after the Grand Parade by the “Minnesota Pipes & Drums.”

Grand Parade 2:00 p.m. Division Street

Rescue squad duck race 15 minutes after parade  4th Street Bridge

$5 tickets available at Bingo Stand. 1st place prize $1000, 2nd $300, 3rd $150.

Bank Raid Re-Enactments
     Buttons required for bleacher seating

408 Division Street

Friday 6:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.Saturday 11:00 a.m. & 1:003:005:00 p.m.Sunday 11:00 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
(Limited bleacher seating available for 12:30 raid)
American Sign Language Interpreted Raids:
 Friday 6:00 p.m.,
Saturday 11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.Sunday 11:00 a.m.
(for ASL, check in at Info Booth 20 minutes before re-enactment)

Spanish Interpretation Script available at all raids.  Visit the Info Booth