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2017 Bean Hole Days in Pequot Lakes

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Name: 2017 Bean Hole Days in Pequot Lakes
Date: July 11, 2017 - July 12, 2017
Event Description:
Come and celebrate Bean Hole Days in Pequot Lakes July 11-12, 2017! The huge cast iron kettles of beans are buried on Tuesday, July 11 so they can cook overnight and be served free of charge on Wednesday, July 12 at noon.

It's time to dig out Thor, Big Bertha, Ole, Sven, Lena and Baby Olga for the Pequot Lakes Bean Hole Days celebration July 11-12. Since 1938, this tradition brings thousands together as they share a free lunch of baked beans, dinner roll, and beverage. 

The fun begins with the Paddle Hunt - your first clue will be released at 9 a.m. July 10. Tuesday evening the baked beans are buried in the ground to cook overnight and then the huge kettles of beans are unearthed mid-morning on Wednesday. The celebration culminates with the raising of the beans, a Queen and King Bean Coronation, an arts and crafts fair, food market, children's games, and of course, lunch!  

Schedule of Events:

  • 5:30 Burying of the Bean Ceremony - The beans, prepared from Paul Bunyan's Secret Recipe are buried in five huge cast iron kettles and cooked over a wood fire during the night. Join us for this special ceremony!

  • 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Crafter Show
  • 11:15 a.m. - Coronation Ceremony - Prince & Princess Jellybean and Crowning of the Queen or King Bean.
  • 12:00 p.m. - Serving of the Beans. Friendly volunteers serve a FREE and delicious bowl of baked beans, dinner roll, and beverage to thousands of attendees.
2014 MPR Coverage of Bean Hole Days
Since 1938, people in Pequot Lakes, Minn. have been gathering for the sake of beans. Bean Hole Days got its start when local businessmen held a bean feed to thank farmers for their support of area businesses. Read full article...

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Event Sponsors:

Platinum Sponsor

Titanium Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor

Food Sponsor

  • Central Bean Company
  • Grand Champion Meats - Crosslake
  • Joe's Pizza
  • Lakes Gas
  • Pequot Lakes Supervalu
  • The Hungry Loon
Trailside Park on Hwy 371 and CR 11
Pequot Lakes, MN
Date/Time Information:
Tuesday - Wednesday
July 11-12, 2017
Contact Information:
Sue Galligan (218) 822-7119
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