Northern Minnesota's Quirkiest Festival: Bean Hole Days
Come and celebrate Bean Hole Days in Pequot Lakes on July 18-19, 2023! This one-of-a-kind event is rootin’ tootin’ good fun for the whole family!
What is Bean Hole Days?
Join in the historic event Bean Hole Days, which dates back to 1938. Business owners asked local farmers to come into town for the day, and they served the farmers beans that baked overnight in the ground as part of a community event. Today, Bean Hole Days is a reminder and celebration of Pequot Lakes’ history serving over 3,000 hungry visitors.
Lines form early for free beans. Purchase a 2023 Bean Hole Days mug and head to the front of the “Fast Pass for Gas” line or go through the drive thru for some rootin’ tootin’ good beans!
Trailside Park in the center of town is teaming with people visiting craft vendors, playing games, and enjoying free beans. Make the trip to Pequot Lakes for northern Minnesota’s quirkiest small town celebration!
2023 Event Schedule
Tuesday, July 18, 2023
5:30 PM // Burying of the Beans (South Trailside Park).
Watch as the Pit Crew lowers the 5 large cast iron kettles of beans so they can cook overnight and be served to thousands the next day!
Wednesday, July 19, 2023
9AM – 2PM // Craft Fair and Food Vendors (South Trailside Park).
9AM – 4PM // Kid’s Activities (South Trailside Park). Kids’ Bungee & Trampoline Jump, Water Wars.
11:30AM // Crowning of King & Queen Bean (South Trailside Park). Beans are declared ready to eat!
12PM // Serving of the Beans (South Trailside Park). Friendly volunteers serve a delicious free meal of baked beans, dinner roll and water.
12 – 2PM // The Memories of Elvis Tribute Show by Chris Olson (South Trailside Park). We’re thrilled to have Chris Olson performing his Memories of Elvis Tribute Show! Attendees will enjoy the King of Rock while waiting for the delicious and famous Bean Hole Days beans. Bring your lawn chair and sit back to enjoy the free show!
1 – 2PM // Drive Up and Pick Up To Go Beans (Pequot Lakes Chamber Parking Lot, East Woodman Street). The Pequot Lakes Royalty, sponsored by Community Action, will be serving up containers of beans to go, car side, while supplies last! Please enter the parking lot, south of the Pequot Lakes Welcome Center to grab yours while they’re hot! Cost is $10.
- Package Deals of Beans and Bean Hole Days Swag: Beans: $10, Beans & Mug: $20.
Bean Hole Days Swag
Purchase your 2023 limited edition Bean Hole Days mug and tee while supplies last! Your swag purchase will allow you to skip the long lines and enter the ‘Fast Pass for Gas.’
- 2023 Tees: $25
- 2023 Mugs: $15
- Vintage Tees: $20
- Vintage Mugs: $10
- Beans To-Go Container: $10
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