Northern Minnesota's Quirkiest Festival: Bean Hole Days

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Enter the "Fast Pass for Gas Line" by purchasing a souvenir Bean Hole Days mug at the event. You'll be first in line for free beans, dinner roll, and water.

Come and celebrate Bean Hole Days in Pequot Lakes on July 16-17, 2024! 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 2024 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! 

Thousands gather in line for the famous beans at Bean Hole Days.
Volunteers serve delicious beans by the mugful to thousands of festival goers.
Grab your beans in a disposable cup, plus a dinner roll and water, free of charge.
Stirring the huge iron kettles of beans is an honor among locals in Pequot Lakes!

2024 Event Schedule

Tuesday, July 16, 2024

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 17, 2024

9AM – 2PM // Craft Fair and Food Vendors (South Trailside Park).

9AM – 4PM // Kid’s Activities (South Trailside Park). Kids’ Bungee & Trampoline Jump, Water Wars.

11AM – 1PM // 50/50 Raffle! All proceeds go to help paint the Bobber Tower in downtown Pequot Lakes!

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!

Chris Olson performing his legendary Memories of Elvis Tribute Show at Bean Hole Days in 2023.
The bean pots are so heavy that volunteers enlist the help of an excavator to assist in raising the beans from the ground!
King and Queen Bean 2023! During Bean Hole Days two deserving individuals are recognized for their contribution to the community and are the first to taste the beans!
The craft fair at Bean Hole Days is a hit for all attendees, big and small.
Festival goers will find fun activities for the little ones like kids' bungee and trampoline jump.
Water Wars are a great way to cool down from the fun at Bean Hole Days!
2023 Bean Hole Days Mug and Tee Shirt
2023 Bean Hole Days Shirt & Mug Design. 2024 Bean Hole Days designs coming soon.

Bean Hole Days Swag

Purchase your 2024 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.’

  • 2024 Tees: TBD
  • 2024 Mugs: TBD
Bean Hole Days in Pequot Lakes showing gray mug filled with beans with a large crowed in the background

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