Please note this schedule is in progress and will be enhanced as plans continue to evolve please check back for any updates. The Defeat of Jesse James Days Committee reserves the right to reschedule, postpone or cancel any event without prior notice.
Buttons Are Available 2020 Buttons are out in limited quantities. Find them at any of these locations (while supplies last). Merchants Bank. Northfield Chamber of Commerce. Ace Hardware. Community Resource Bank – South Location. Cub Foods. DuFour’s Dry Cleaner. Eagles Club. Family Fare. Fifty North. Holiday Station Store. Just Foods Co-op. Kwik Trip – both locations. NAPA. Northfield Historical Society. Quality Bakery. The Rare Pair. VFW. Ziggy’s. Heritage Bank Northfield, Heritage Bank Dennison, Paper Petalum, Sissy’s on 7th, Quarterback Club.
Special Button Discount. View the list of stores here!
August 30—September 11. “Virtual” Outlaw Run 5k/15k – Northfield Historical Society. This was formerly the Northfield Shares DJJD Run. It’s now a virtual race! All ages are encouraged to participate. $25 per entry. For more information and to register: https://runsignup.com/
August 31 – September 13. Calling all DJJD button collectors! Our annual auction of the #1- #5 framed 2020 Defeat of Jesse James Days Buttons has gone virtual! The online auction will run from noon on August 31 through noon on September 13. Buttons #1 – #5 are each beautifully matted and framed. The 2020 button is extra special and truly a collector item. Instead of reading Defeat of Jesse James “Days” it reads Defeat of Jesse James “Day” due to COVID-19 restrictions. This has never happened in the 72-year history of the celebration and hopefully never will again! Only 2000 buttons were produced and numbered this year making these buttons even more rare (normally 12,000 buttons are produced and numbered for the annual celebration). Funds from the button auction will be used to help pay for expenses of our one-day event planned for September 12, 2020, and other yearly expenses incurred by the Defeat of Jesse James Days Committee. Just click on the link to view the #1 – #5 framed buttons and beginning at noon on Monday, August 31st you can start to place your bids for these collector buttons! https://www.32auctions.com/DJJDbuttonauction
September 2-7 Horseshoe Hunt
September 9. Joseph Lee Heywood Graveside Memorial Service – Noon. Northfield Cemetery, South Division St. across from the High School. Social distancing rules will be followed.
September 11. Team Trivia – Northfield Historical Society. This virtual six-round trivia game will test your knowledge of the bank raid and the DJJD Celebration. Complete your trivia packet during DJJD week, send your answers to NHS, and watch the Facebook Live trivia results show on September 11. $25 per team. For more information visit: NorthfieldHistory.org
September 12. Vintage DJJD Button Sale – Northfield Historical Society, 408 Division St. The Northfield Historical Society has collected too many duplicate DJJD buttons over the years so we will be offering the extras to the public. Proceeds from the sale will be put towards improving our collection. The sale will take place during normal museum hours. Prices of the buttons will vary.
September 12. “Virtual Bank Raid” 11am and 2pm. Keep an eye on our Facebook Page!
September 12 – 4:00 PM. Classic Car Cruise – Sundowner Car Club. Starting at the Northfield High School, 1400 Division St S, Northfield. Line up for the cruise starts at 3:00 pm. Sundowner Car Club. Starting at the Northfield High School, 1400 Division St S, Northfield. Line up for the cruise starts at 3:00 pm in the back parking lot of the High School. Enter from Jefferson Parkway to Raider Drive. Monetary donation to participate appreciated but not required.
Route. Exit High School parking lot to Raider Drive. Right on Jefferson Pkwy. Right at Jefferson Road. Right at Woodley Street. Continues on Woodley Street out of town (turns into County Road 28). Right at County Road 42. Right at County Road 31. Right at County Road 81. At Stop sign cross HWY 246 and continue on County Road 1. Right at Jefferson Road. Right at Woodley Street. Left at Division Street. Left at 2nd Street. Cross HWY 3 and continue on 2nd Street. Right at Lincoln Street. Continue on Lincoln Street. Lincoln Street will change to Lincoln Pkwy and then Spring Street. Left at Greenvale Ave. Continue to HWY 3. END OF COURSE.
September 12 – 7:00-8:00 PM. “Virtual Concert” Featuring Chad Johnson & The MN-T’s. Their unique, yet familiar sound is a blend of Country-Rock Americana, peppered with blues and soul…It’s real music for real people! Enjoy from the comfort of your own home! Performing live via https://www.facebook.com/DefeatofJesseJamesDays
Saturday, September 12 – Duck Race immediately following the car cruise. Ducks will be dropped into the river off of the 4th St bridge, the first three sold ducks will have cash prizes. First place is $1000, second place is $300, and third is $150. Tickets are $5 and you must be 18 to purchase, need not be present to win. Tickets are available for purchase from any Northfield Area Fire and Rescue personnel or at the Fire Station. The station is located at 301 Fifth St W, hours are Monday – Thursday 8AM – 3PM.
September 12-13. “Virtual” Riverfront Fine Arts Festival – Northfield Arts Guild. Featuring a tremendous variety of local and regional artists offering their works for sale, accompanied by online artists interviews, art-making demonstrations and studio tours. Accessible to visitors and shoppers via links to participating artists’ websites and online stores. For details visit: https://northfieldartsguild.org/arts/visual-arts/rfaf/
September 12-13. Northfield Historical Society Bank Site and Museum open all weekend! 408 Division Street, 507-645-9268 http://www.northfieldhistory.org/ Up to 10 people will be admitted into the museum every 25 minutes to view the NEW raid exhibit. Reservations are encouraged and normal museum admission prices apply.
September 12. The Great Northfield Minnesota Take Out – 10:00 am – 8:00 pm, Food Booths available in Ames Park and Water Street parking lot.
Northfield Rotary Jesse James Non-Virtual Bike Tour. We were robbed! The Jesse James Bike Tour has Gone Non-Virtual. You are invited to show your support of the Northfield Rotary Club’s programs by registering for the non-virtual version of this year’s non-tour. We cut straight to the chase. We need the money. You seem like the type of person who likes to help others.
For a mere $20.20 plus $4.80 shipping, a total of $25.00, you will receive an authentic “I Was Robbed” t-shirt and a “Certificate of Non-Participation” which gives you the freedom to not ride your bike if you so choose. If you want to ride, go ahead and ride. We don’t really care. Just stay six feet apart and be safe.
Click on the link to view T-shirt and to place your order (by September 21st). To order use Sales Code: TOUR20 LINK HERE
50/50 Raffle: Help support the Defeat of Jesse James Days by purchasing a 50/50 raffle ticket. Prize 50% of Gross Receipts, the more tickets we sell, the higher the prize! Drawing October 17, 2020 at 7:00 pm at Corks & Pints, 22 4th St. NE, Faribault, MN 55021. Must be 18 or older to purchase tickets or win prize. Need not be present to win. Tickets may be purchased from Defeat of Jesse James Days committee members for $1 each. LC#0S-05596-004
September 12 – Noon. Community Parade. The DJJD Community Parade is an opportunity to celebrate the Northfield community while staying safe during these uncertain times. This community parade of approximately 50 units will wind its way through Northfield neighborhoods both on the East and West side; led by local law enforcement. The parade will include the James Gang, DJJD Ambassadors, local law enforcement, Northfield Fire & Rescue, Northfield Hospital EMS, VFW, American Legion, City of Northfield officials, various non- profit organizations and others! This will truly be a hometown parade! If you live along the parade route you can enjoy it from your own yard, or there will be public spaces along the parade route for viewing as well. Bring your lawn chair, social distance and enjoy this community parade!
The festival is working on a very limited budget this year, so please consider purchasing a $5 button to support our community event! Buttons will be available at area businesses.