2022 Theme: "Hometown Heroes ~ Honoring the Heroes of Pipestone's Past & Present" Annually, we celebrate the Water Tower Festival. Residents and visitors turn out en masse for this fun-filled community get-together. Community events like these cannot happen without generous community-minded sponsors and volunteers! Monday, June 20 until Found (Medallion Hunt) ***(BREAKING NEWS: THE MEDALLION HAS BEEN FOUND!)*** The annual hunt for the Water Tower Festival Medallion hunt begins Monday, June 20th at 8:00 am. Find the medallion and win $100 in Chamber bucks! The medallion will be on public land somewhere within the city limits of Pipestone. (***You do not need to dig or climb any object to find the medallion***) If you find the medallion, bring it to the Pipestone Area Chamber of Commerce to claim your prize. Each day clues as to the location will be revealed. You can find them all right here (below), PipestoneStar.com, listen to KLOH radio, or check out the Pipestone Chamber of Commerce or Pipestone Star's Facebook page. CLUES: (HERE AT 8 AM ON 6/20/22)
Clue 1: Twenty-two is the year.
That you’ll finally get near to
Where the medallion is in repose.
To the archived site that we chose.
But we won’t guide the way
That will lead you astray.
Let the clues draw your map
To avoid getting lapped.
***Eight year old Lincoln LaBrune is the very LUCKY Winner of the Medallion Hunt & WINS $100 in Pipestone Area Chamber Checks! He is the son of Pipestone County residents, Ryan LaBrune and Steph LaBrune, who are the owners of Ultimate Woodworking Inc. Lincoln started searching with his Mom and his older sister Danica at 10:00 am and located it at 10:24 am thanks to his diligent searching and looking in the correct location due to Mom’s interpretation of the clue. It was found taped to the bottom of a rock next to the bench in Veterans Park across Main Street from SoJo’s Sportwear & Embroidery along the Square. Pipestone has a number of city parks and these super sleuths selected the correct one within 10 minutes of starting to search! They have come very close to finding the Medallion in years past, but this is their first WIN!!!
Congratulations, Lincoln and all of the LaBrune family!
Thursday, June 23, 2022 (Kids' Night Downtown in front of Museum) 5:00 pm- 7:30 pm ~ Community Burger Feed Fundraiser sponsored by JBS-Pipestone
Menu: 1/3 lb. Burger, Baked Beans, Chips, Sweet Treat, & a Pepsi or Aquafina Water. Meals: $8 (ages 0-12), $10 (ages 13 & up) 6:00 pm ~ Free Kids' Pedal Pull sponsored by C&B Operations (5:30 pm - 6:00 pm ~ Registration for Kids' Pedal Pull) (ages 3-11) 7:30 pm ~ Pipestone Jr. Ambassador Contest (following the Pedal Pull - approximately 7:30 pm) Sponsored by Michelle Cheeseman State Farm Agency & Pipestone Area Chamber
Two Winners receive prizes & ride in parade (Free to Enter Ages 5 through Completed 5th Grade). Call Chamber to Pre-Register Children at 825-3316. Limited to 40 contestants.
Friday, June 24, 2022 (Downtown Block Party on Hiawatha Ave. in front of Museum): 5:00 - 8:00 pm ~ Community Dinner Fundraiser sponsored by PIPESTONE - Helping Farmers
Menu: Mouthwatering Pork Loin Sandwich, Coleslaw, Chips, Cookie, & a Pepsi or Aquafina Water. Meals: $8 (ages 0-12), $10 (ages 13 & up); Extra Sandwich $5. 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm ~ Singer & Keyboardist Elisabeth Hunstad (2020 "Best Local Artist" in Sioux Falls) 5:00 pm - 1:00 am ~ Outdoor Beer Garden Your outdoor beer garden purchases help support the festival! 9:00 pm - 1:00 am ~ Free Street Dancewith Sioux Falls party band "Undercover" featuring PJS '98 Graduate Bob Wagner on drums!
BLOCK PARTY SPONSORS: American Legion Post 6, DHS Ag Inc., Enviro Pump Plus, Fuller Paving, Hank’s Foods, Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. of Pipestone, PIPESTONE - Helping Farmers, & Sioux Valley Energy
Saturday, June 25, 2022 (Parade Day & Events on Courthouse Lawn): 9:00 am - 3:00 pm ~ Arts, Crafts, & Vendor Fair (Click HERE for Vendor Registration Form) 9:00 am until sold out ~ Pipestone Farmers Market
11:00 am - 3:00 pm ~ Food Vendors (support many local organizations & businesses!) (Click HERE for Vendor Registration Form) 10:00 am ~ Parade featuring Groove, Inc. Drumline performing "The Sandlot" sponsored by Bomgaars & First Farmers & Merchants Bank and the El Riad Shrine Units sponsored by H&W Contracting, LLC starting on the 500 block of West Main Street to Hiawatha Ave and ends at Hiawatha Ave & 5th Street SE/SW (Click HERE for Parade Registration Form) 10:00 am - 3:00 pm ~ Pipestone Cruizers Car Show with DJ Mylan Ray (West side of Courthouse on 2nd Ave SW - enter from South). Boy's & Girl's Bike Giveaway. Over $1,500 in Cash Prizes awarded to registrants. $15 Per Vehicle Registration starts at 9:00 am (there's no fee to come look at the cars!). Open to Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles, Tractors, & Rat Rods. No Bicycles or Golf Carts allowed in the show area. First 100 Entrants receive a Dash Plaque. All proceeds to be donated to charity. Awards at 2:00 pm. 11:00 am - 3:00 pm ~ Free Kids Inflatables Sponsored by First Bank & Trust’s Kids-N-Coins Club, Hank's Foods, JBS, More Than Lip Service, Pipestone Co. Medical Center Avera, and Pizza Ranch (Ages 4-Adult) Featuring: 80 ft. Boot Camp Obstacle Course, 18 ft. Cliff Jump, Monster Truck Combo, & Princess Carriage Combo 11:00 am - 3:00 pm ~ Free Pinatas & Kids Activities Hosted by Community Groups 11:00 am - 3:00 pm ~ Free Petting Zoo & Milking Goats Sponsored by Bole-Mor Lanes Bar & Grill & Pipestone County Medical Center & Family Clinic Avera Featuring: Milking Goats, Baby Goats, Bunnies, Ponies, Duck, Calf, and a Puppy 11:00 am until gone ~ Legion Burger Fundraiser (at Legion Hall Entrance) 11:30 am - 3:00 pm ~ Free Entertainment Under the Big Tent on the Courthouse Lawn:
11:30 am ~ Groove, Inc. Drumline Sponsored by Bomgaars & First Farmers & Merchants Bank
12:00 to 3:00 pm ~ Holly VandenBerg Music (PAS '03 Graduate) playing popular covers, smooth jazz, & piano originals Sponsored by Truss Pros 2:30 pm ~ Tour of the Ferris Grand Block, Home of the former Masonic Lodge (106 E Main St), meet in front of building. $5 per adult, $3 for members of Pipestone Co. Historical Society. 12 & Under Free. 7:30 pm ~ Calumet Players "Nunsense: The Musical" at Pipestone Performing Arts Center(tickets) Sunday, June 26 (Events Around Town): 9:00 am - 4:00 pm ~ Pollination Celebration Activities at Pipestone National Monument 10:00 am ~ Prairie Riders Saddle Club Horse Game Show at Fairgrounds 10:30 am ~ Community Church Service on Courthouse Lawn under the big tent. Everyone Welcome! Hosted by Cornerstone Free Church 2:00 pm ~ Calumet Players "Nunsense: The Musical" at Pipestone Performing Arts Center(tickets)
THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS 2022 WATER TOWER FESTIVAL SPONSORS! WE APPRECIATE YOUR INVESTMENT IN FUN, FAMILY-FRIENDLY COMMUNITY EVENTS WITH ACTIVITIES FOR ALL AGES!
PLATINUM SPONSORS:Hank’s Foods, Pipestone County Medical Center & Family Clinic - Avera, Truss Pros, PIPESTONE - Helping Farmers, JBS – Pipestone, C & B Operations, American Legion Post 6, Bomgaars, Bole-Mor Lanes Bar & Grill, City of Pipestone, DHS Ag Inc., Enviro Pump Plus, Fuller Paving, First Bank & Trust’s Kids-N-Coins Club, First Farmers & Merchants Bank, H & W Contracting, LLC, Michelle Cheeseman State Farm Agency, More Than Lip Service, Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. of Pipestone, Pipestone Area Chamber Board & Staff, Pizza Ranch, Sioux Valley Energy
GOLD SPONSORS: All About Smiles, Coborn’s, Cornerstone Free Church, County of Pipestone, Falls Landing Assisted Living, Keepers of the Sacred Tradition of Pipemakers, Kozlowski Insurance Agency & Financial Services, Inc, Meulebroeck, Taubert & Co, PLLP, Minnesota West Community & Technical College, Olsen Electric, Pipestone Building Materials, Inc, Pipestone Cruizers, Simplot Grower Solutions, Titan Machinery
SILVER SPONSORS:Christensen Broadcasting, Dahl Motors, Embrace Nutrition, First Bank & Trust, Dr. Paul Henriksen, Optometrist, Limo’s Lawn Care LLC, New Horizon Farms, Feeds, & Grain, O’Neill, O’Neill & Barduson - Attorneys at Law, Pipestone Kiwanis Club, Quist Plumbing & Heating, Stonehouse & Quarry Lounge
BRONZE SPONSORS:The Calico Cat Quilt Shop, Dairy Queen, M & H Communications, Pipestone Publishing, Raymond James - Eric Brockberg, CFP, Rodger & Gloria Smidt, West Main Trading