2021 Celebration Update

Hello friends of the Defeat of Jesse James celebration, 2021 Defeat of Jesse James Days Celebration Update! In light of the recent announcement made by Minnesota Governor, Tim Walz, about the removal of capacity limits and additional COVID-19 restrictions, the DJJD...

2020 Horseshoe Hunt Clue Explanation

Clue 1 Explanation I’m going to be honest here.  There’s not a lot in clue 1. Yes, that’s a common first-day strategy but I had an ulterior motive.  To get people out looking on the first day focus on the 19 horseshoes lying around town first.  I...

2020 #20 Horseshoe Found in Pinnacle Park, Dundas

Congratulations to Anna Tritch for finding the “big” horseshoe this morning around 8:05am in Pinnacle Park in Dundas. She is registered and will win the $620! All 20 “mini” shoes have been found. I’ll be posting the full explanation...
Celebration History

Celebration History

This festival is an annual heritage event which began in 1948 as the “Fall Festival” with Saturday’s theme being “Jesse James Day”.  It is held the weekend after Labor Day and is among the largest outdoor celebrations in Minnesota and is...

1948 Committee and Gang Photos. Which do you identify with?

These photos are of the original Defeat Day in 1948 when it all began.  Scan through these timeless photos of gang members, townspeople and organizers.  Who on the current day line-up do they identify with?  These are courtesy of the Northfield Historic...