The 31st Annual Water Tower Festival was originally scheduled for June 25-28, 2020. The Pipestone Area Chamber of Commerce postponed our annual community celebration to mid-August in the sincere hope that our State would have progressed farther through the Stay Safe MN phases. However, since June 10th we have remained in Phase III and unfortunately large public gatherings over 250 people are still prohibited. This constraint is prohibiting all but two in-person events on Saturday, August 15th: 1) the Pipestone Cruizers’ Car Show and 2) a Chamber Fundraiser Drive-Thru Lunch sponsored by Pipestone Veterinary Services, Pipestone Development Corporation, Bomgaars, Hank’s Foods, Coborn’s, and Pepsi.
Thursday’s Kids Night, Friday Night’s Block Party (and Street Dance), Saturday’s Annual Parade, and the Arts & Crafts Show will unfortunately not be held this year under the current state restrictions.
Given these state restrictions, we’ve brainstormed some fun family entertainment options which can be done “on your own” schedule outside to avoid creating a large gathering. We have prizes for these events from gift certificates purchased through the Loyal Local T-Shirt Fundraiser held earlier this summer as well as some donations.
These “on your own” outdoor family events will include the following:
1.) Water Tower Medallion Hunt
2.) Pipestone Photo Contest
Divisions: 1) Adult; 2) Youth; and 3) Professional
Categories: 1) Pipestone Landmarks & Icons; 2) Beauty (flora, fauna, landscape); and 3) Family Fun in Pipestone
3.) PipeStones Scavenger Hunt
4.) Chalk Your Walk Art Contest
5.) Pipestone’s Best Front Yard Contest (décor, flowers, lawncare, landscaping, style, etc…)
6.) Hit the Trails #OnlyinPipestone Contest
And, here are the details for the two in person events:
7.) Pipestone Cruizers’ Car Show
Saturday, August 15 (Downtown/Main St – location pending approval)
Registration: 9:00 AM (please enter from the East) - $10 per vehicle entry fee; free admission for public
Show: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Awards: 2:00 PM (over $1500 in cash and other prizes and dash plaques)
(Face masks encouraged, but not required for outdoor events. Please Maintain 6 ft social distancing.)
8.) Pipestone Area Chamber Fundraiser Drive-Thru Lunch sponsored by Pipestone Veterinary Services, Pipestone Development Corporation, Bomgaars, Hank’s Foods, Coborn’s, and Pepsi.
Saturday, August 15 (City Parking Lot behind Stonehouse – location pending approval)
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM (Menu: Pork Loin Sandwich, Local Sweet Corn, Chips, Cookies, & Water for $10)
(Drive-Thru and limited outdoor seating available Downtown. Please Maintain 6 ft. Social distancing.)
Next week, additional details and updates to events will be posted on the Pipestone Community Events Calendar on our website at PipestoneMinnesota.com, on our Chamber’s facebook page, and submitted to both the Pipestone County Star and Christensen Broadcasting. If you have further questions about these or future events, please contact the Pipestone Area Chamber of Commerce at 507-825-3316.