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Parade Judging Results

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Congratulations to the 2016 Parade Winners!

Marching bands:

1st place     Simley High School
2nd place   St Peter High School
3rd place    United High School

Royalty floats:

1st place       Cottage Grove Ambassadors
2nd place     Fridley 49er Ambassadors
3rd place      Whiz Bang Days Ambassadors

Non-Profit:

1st place        Mill Town Haunt
2nd place      Northfield High School Highliners
3rd place      St Dominic’s School

Commercial:

1st place       Napa of Northfield
2nd place     Sema Equipment
3rd place      Just Food Coop

Entertainment:

1st place        Schell’s Hobo Band
2nd place      Pan Handlers Band
3rd place       Minnesota Police Pipe Band

Clown Clubs:

1st place         Selim Grotto Clown Club
2nd place       Clowns Across the River
3rd place        St Paul Clown Club

What Happening Today at DJJD – Saturday Sept 10th 2016

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Saturday – After Labor Day

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.

GRAND SLAM CRAFT SHOW. 10am to 7pm Sechler Park

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 and 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 BUTTON EVENT

CRAFT SHOW 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Central Park, 4th and Winona Streets

KIDDIE PARADE 9:30 a.m. 6th and Division Streets

NORTHFIELD ARTS GUILD RIVERFRONT ARTS FESTIVAL
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Cannon River Walkway

CARNIVAL K-Mart Parking Lot, Dundas, Hwy 3, 11:00 a.m.

BINGO ON BRIDGE SQUARE NOON-MIDNIGHT

ENTERTAINMENT CENTER NOON-1:00 a.m. 5th and Water Streets
7:00-9:00 p.m. “8th Street Band” BUTTON EVENT
9:30 p.m.-1:00 a.m. “32 Below” 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. 300 Kids Cowboy hats to the first 300 paid kids admissions.
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

“VAUDEVESQUE Variety Show”
7 p.m. Northfield Arts Guild Theater Tickets $10

WESTERN STYLE STEAK FRY Northfield Cannon Valley Lions
5:00-8:00 p.m. Jesse James Arena, Highway 3 South

DJJD YOUTH HOCKEY TOURNAMENT
Friday, Sat and Sun. 6pm Start, Championship TBA. Nfld Ice Arena on South Hwy 3. Call Allison for details. 507-291-0464. New BUTTON EVENT

P.R.C.A. PROFESSIONAL RODEO 8:00 p.m. Jesse James Arena,
“GIVE CANCER THE BOOT” NIGHT A fundraiser for Northfield Hospital’s Breast Care and Infusion Centers, wear lavender, donate and show your support. Highway 3 South. Reserved: $16; General Admission: Adult $14, Child $10 (ages 4-12), Under 3 Free

What Happening Today at DJJD – Friday Sept 9th 2016

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Friday, After Labor Day

AMBASSADOR/JAMES GANG SCHOOL VISITS 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

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.

ENTERTAINMENT CENTER 4:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m.
5th and Water Streets BUTTON EVENT
Music at 7pm

WESTERN STYLE STEAK FRY Northfield Cannon Valley Lions
5:00-8:00 p.m. Jesse James Arena, Highway 3 South

CARNIVAL K-Mart Parking Lot, Dundas, Hwy 3, 5:00 p.m.

BINGO ON BRIDGE SQUARE 6:00 p.m.-MIDNIGHT

“VAUDEVESQUE Variety Show”
7 p.m. Northfield Arts Guild Theater Tickets $10

DJJD YOUTH HOCKEY TOURNAMENT
Friday, Sat and Sun. 6pm Start, Championship TBA. Nfld Ice Arena on South Hwy 3. Call Allison for details. 507-291-0464. New BUTTON EVENT

P.R.C.A. PROFESSIONAL RODEO – Salute to the Troops! 8:00 p.m.
1500 free American flags to the first 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

KALEIDOSCOPE SQUARE DANCE 7:45 p.m.-10:30 p.m. On Division between 4th and 5th Streets

DJJD YOUTH HOCKEY TOURNAMENT
Friday, September 11-Sunday, September 13, 6:00 p.m. start – Championship TBA.
Hockey vendors and concessions available.
Northfield Ice Arena – Hwy 3 South Contact: Allison Watkins 507-291-0464. BUTTON EVENT

What Happening Today at DJJD – Thursday Sept 8th 2016

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Thursday, After Labor Day
GOLF TOURNAMENT
2:00 p.m. Shot Gun Start
Northfield Golf Club BUTTON EVENT

ENTERTAINMENT CENTER “Townie Night”
5:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. 5th & Water Street
Music at 6pm

GIDDY-UP HORSE RACES
Registration 5:00 p.m. Premier Bank 5th and Washington.

CARNIVAL K-Mart Parking Lot, Dundas, Hwy 3.  5:00 p.m.
6:00-10:00 p.m. “Wrist Band Night”

PEDAL TRACTOR PULL 5:30 p.m. Between 4th and 5th Streets on Division

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

THURSDAY NIGHT THUNDER – Division between 5th and 6th street. 6-8pm Meet local motorsports racing teams, family fun with autographs and games.

BINGO ON BRIDGE SQUARE 6:00 p.m.-Midnight

“VAUDEVESQUE Variety Show”
7 p.m. Northfield Arts Guild Theater Tickets $10

DJJD Carnival Site Change & other weather impacts

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important-announcement-520x216Due to the rain over the last two days, and the rain over the last few weeks, the DJJD committee has decided to move the 2016 DJJD carnival to the K-Mart property at 404 Schilling Dr., Dundas, MN 55019. This decision was made in consultation with City of Northfield and Dundas officials, Northfield Police Department and the carnival operator.

The Committee held out until the last possible second to move the carnival, but the rain would not stop.  The condition of Ames Park is not getting better and we want to provide the best carnival experience as possible. There is parking available at the K-Mart lot, or you are encouraged to use one the newly expanded shuttle system. A new map and route schedule will be released later today.

Car Show

The Sundowner Car Show located at Riverside Park, will be moving a portion of the Car Show to a grassy spot by Village on the Cannon (301 7th Street West, Northfield, MN 55057). This is a minor move as the alternate site is located close to the original location.

Expanded Park and Ride Shuttle Service

After consulting with the rodeo operators and reviewing the conditions at the rodeo site, it has been determined that there will be very limited parking at the rodeo site, and visitors are encouraged to park at the Post Consumer Brands lots and walk to the rodeo or take a shuttle.

In addition, to improve parking in downtown Northfield and the surrounding neighborhoods, there is expanded park and ride shuttle service.  The expanded service includes lots at the Northfield Ballroom (1055 Minnesota 3, Northfield, MN 55057), All Flex Flexible Circuits (1705 Cannon Lane, Northfield, MN 55057), Sechler Park in Northfield, and the two parking lots across from Post Consumer Brands (701 5th Street, Northfield, MN 55057) which  will be available on Friday September 9 after 5:00 p.m.

There will be express shuttle service to and from the carnival on Thursday only.  The pickup stops are the downtown stops. 

The Committee is currently working on finalizing the new map that will outline the new routes and schedules, which will be released later today. (Wednesday, Sept. 7)

We will be updating our website www.djjd.org, and Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/DefeatofJesseJamesDays, with the most up-to-date information regarding any other site changes.  Thank you for your patience and understanding while the DJJD Committee works on making these changes.

Maps

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shuttle-map

Weather update: Raider Derby practice run

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Following is a release on the Raider Derby from our event chairperson.

We will try and do the practice race if there is no thunder and lightning and it is not a heavy downpour. If all three of those things are happening will we cancel the practice race and will not do a makeup practice race.

On the day of the event, Saturday, Sept. 10 we will be doing the race as long as weather permits (no thunder, lightning and heavy rains)

Thanks,
Allison Watkins

DJJD Featured on Twin Cities Live

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A group or “Defeat Days” reps set in “Rock Star Row” Friday up at the Channel 5 Studio’s in St Paul promoting the upcoming celebration the weekend after Labor Day. Have a look. It’s short but sweet!

Once again, this years Horseshoe Hunt payout will outdo the last

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I’m very happy to announce that the 2016 Horseshoe Hunt will, once again, beat last year’s payout and post the largest prize in event history (almost 20 years). This is certain to draw in even more out-of-town hunters, so townies, sharpen up your history kno read more

2016 Event Printable Brochure Unveiled

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CLICK TO OPEN AND PRINT Here is a 1-page printable brochure for the 2016 celebration.  While we encourage people to go paperless and just pull up events on your smart device, this is an option if you must. This is a PDF document the will either download or populate your read more

2016 Joseph Lee Heywood Distinguished Service Award Recipient is Nola Matheson

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NolaThe Defeat of Jesse James Days Committee is pleased to announce that the:

2016 Joseph Lee Heywood Distinguished Service Award Recipient is Nola Matheson. The public announcement will be at the Northfield Historical Society at 5:00 pm on Thursday, April 21st, 2016.

Nola is the 34th recipient of this very prestigious award. Nola will be honored on Wednesday, September 7th, 2016 during the Defeat of Jesse James Days at the Northfield Ballroom.

The Defeat of Jesse James Days Heywood Nominating Committee is always looking for new possible candidates. Please send your name and phone number with your nominee’s name (must be a Northfield MN area resident) and their volunteer history to:
Jeanne Schnobrich, PO Box 23, Northfield, MN 55057

Mission Statement of the Heywood Committee

To honor a Northfield citizen who we feel exemplifies the commitment to public service, which Heywood lived. It is an award that reminds us of our past and our promise to improve ourselves, and our community for the future. An award that each of us would someday hope to be considered worthy of receiving.