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DAYZ of THUNDER




Join Us for a Weekend of Fun at Dayz of Thunder!

Date: June 20 - June 23


Introduction: Get ready for a weekend packed with excitement and festivities as we invite you to join us for Dayz of Thunder, our annual town celebration! From thrilling baseball games to a mouthwatering pork chop dinner there's something for everyone to enjoy. So mark your calendars, gather your friends and family, and join us for a weekend filled with laughter, community spirit, and unforgettable memories.


Food & Beverage stands will be open all weekend - Momma Maria's Rolling Tacos, Bob & Bobbies Mini Donuts, Squirrel's Bar & Grill, Monk's Bar & Grill, Dayz of Thunder Committee, Knights of Columbus.


Event Highlights:


Thursday -


1. Library Used Book Fair: Calling all bookworms and literary enthusiasts! Dive into a world of literary treasures at the Library Used Book Fair, happening all weekend long! Browse through shelves stacked with pre-loved books of every genre, from classic novels to contemporary bestsellers, all waiting to find a new home in your personal library. It's the perfect opportunity to stock up on reading material for the summer months ahead!


2. Miss Fairfax Coronation: Witness the crowning of our town's finest at the Miss Fairfax coronation ceremony! Join us as we celebrate the contestants and community spirit in this time-honored tradition. Cheer on our contestants and see who will be crowned as the next ambassador of Fairfax!


3. Pork Chop Dinner: Indulge your taste buds with the savory delights of our annual pork chop dinner! Sizzle your way through juicy cuts of pork, perfectly seasoned and grilled to perfection. With sides aplenty, this is one feast you won't want to miss.


Friday -


4. Armstrong Blvd Brass Quartet at Fairfax Library:  Immerse yourself in the enchanting melodies of the Armstrong Blvd Brass Quartet! Sit back, relax, and let these talented musicians showcase their skill and passion for music. It's an unforgettable musical event that you won't want to miss!


5. Bean Bag Tournament: Grab a partner and join in the fun at our bean bag tournament! Test your aim and accuracy as you toss bean bags and compete for bragging rights and fantastic prizes. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a first-time player, the bean bag tournament is sure to be a hit with participants of all ages.


6. Baseball Game: Step up to the plate and cheer on our local team as they battle it out on the diamond in an action-packed baseball game. From epic home runs to nail-biting strikeouts, get ready for a game that will keep you on the edge of your seat!


7. Street Dance with Dakota Ramblers: Get your dancing shoes ready for a night of foot-stomping fun at our street dance featuring the incredible sounds of Dakota Ramblers! Join us as we take to the streets and dance the night away to the infectious beats of this talented band. With their energetic performance and irresistible tunes, the Dakota Ramblers are sure to keep the party going until the wee hours of the morning.


Saturday -


8. Softball and Volleyball Tournaments at The Lions Park: Head over to The Lions Park and immerse yourself in the thrill of our softball and volleyball tournaments! Cheer from the sidelines a local teams show off their display of skill, teamwork, and sportsmanship. Feel the adrenaline rush as teams compete for victory on the field and court, showcasing the spirit of friendly competition that defines our community.


9. Craft and Home-Based Business Fair: Explore the creative talents and entrepreneurial spirit of our community at the Craft and Home-Based Business Fair! Stroll past booths showcasing handmade crafts, artisanal goods, and unique products. From handcrafted jewelry to homemade jams, there's something for everyone to discover and delight in. Support our local makers and entrepreneurs as you shop for one-of-a-kind treasures and uncover hidden gems.


10. Tractor Pull: Rev up your engines and prepare for a spectacle like no other at our exhilarating tractor pull competition! Watch in awe as powerful machines flex their muscles and pull massive loads with brute force. It's a display of strength, skill, and sheer horsepower.


11. Kids Bounce Houses, Petting Zoo, and Summer T-ball Game: For our youngest revelers, the Dayz of Thunder offers a world of excitement and wonder with our Kids Bounce Houses, Petting Zoo, and Summer T-ball Game! Let your little ones' imaginations run wild as they bounce and play in our colorful inflatable bounce houses and for animal lovers, our petting zoo is a must-visit attraction, where children can get up close and personal with adorable farm animals. Plus, don't miss out on the Summer T-ball Game, where budding athletes can take to the field and swing for the fences in a fun and friendly game of T-ball.


12. Truck Show: From sleek semis to classic farm trucks, our truck show is a showcase of local favorites. Admire the display and vote for your favorite as enthusiasts proudly display their prized vehicles.


13. Open House at the Historic Jail and Pump House: Step back in time and explore the rich history of our town at the Open House event held at the historic Jail and Pump House! Delve into the fascinating past of our community as you tour these iconic landmarks, each steeped in stories of yesteryear. Wander through the old jail, imagining the lives of prisoners and then, venture to the pump house, where the collections of local history still linger.


14. BINGO: Get ready to shout "BINGO!" and win at Dayz of Thunder BINGO for ALL AGES! Gather your lucky charms and join us for thrilling games, prizes, and plenty of excitement. With multiple rounds of BINGO fun for all ages, there's never a dull moment as players eagerly await the chance to yell "BINGO!" and claim their prize. Whether you're a seasoned aficionado or a first-time player, come join us for an unforgettable afternoon of fun and games at Dayz of Thunder!


15. Kids and Adult Pedal Pull: Rev up your engines and put your pedal power to the test at our Kids and Adult Pedal Pull competitions! Whether you're a pint-sized powerhouse or a full-grown competitor, there's fun for all ages as participants hop aboard pedal tractors and vie for glory in this exciting event.


16. Hotdog Eating Contest: Prepare your taste buds and expand your stomachs for the ultimate culinary challenge—the Hotdog Eating Contest! So, if you think you have what it takes to chomp your way to victory, sign up and join us for an epic showdown of hotdog-eating prowess at Dayz of Thunder!


17. Street Dance with Muddcat Melby: Get your dancing shoes ready for a night of fun at our street dance featuring the incredible sounds of Muddcat Melby! Join us as we take to the streets and dance the night away to the infectious beats of this talented band.


18. Fairfax C & C Raffle: Sign up by 3:30pm Friday to get your name in the annual TV Raffle! Area businesses provide a variety of prizes and the Fairfax C & C will give away a 42" TV. Winners will be announced at 10:00pm. Must Be Present to Win.


Sunday -


19. Fairfax Royalty Breakfast: Before the excitement of the parade and festivities fully kicks in, start your day off right with a hearty breakfast. Held at Squirrel's Bar & Grill, this breakfast is a wonderful opportunity to mingle with community members and meet the members of the Fairfax Royalty. Indulge in a delicious breakfast and freshly brewed coffee as you chat with friends and neighbors.


20. Community Worship Service: Held in the Red Shed at Lions Park, this service provides an opportunity for residents and visitors alike to come together in a spirit of gratitude and unity. The community worship service welcomes all with open arms. Join us as we lift our voices in song, bow our heads in prayer, and find peace in the shared bonds of faith and fellowship.


21. Open House at the Fairfax Depot Museum: Step back in time and explore the rich history of our town at the Open House event held at the Fairfax Depot Museum! Dive into the fascinating past of our community as you view the historical pieces of our school and community.


22. Baseball Game:  FREE ADMISSION - Step up to the plate and cheer on our local team as they battle it out on the diamond in an action-packed baseball game. From epic home runs to nail-biting strikeouts, get ready for a game that will keep you on the edge of your seat!


23. Parade: Cap off the day with our annual parade, a wonderful display of community pride. Wave to your neighbors, catch some candy, and join in the festive atmosphere as we celebrate the spirit of Dayz of Thunder!


24. MN Minn-E-Rods Tractor Pull: For those who enjoy a bit of adrenaline-fueled excitement, the Minn-E-Rods Tractor Pull promises thrills and cheers aplenty. Held at the former GFW Middle School, this event showcases the raw power and precision of modified tractors as they compete to pull a weighted sled down the track. So grab a seat and hold onto your hats, and get ready for some high-octane action!


Conclusion: Dayz of Thunder is more than just a celebration—it's a time-honored tradition that brings our community together in joy and camaraderie. So come one, come all, and experience the magic of this special weekend with us. Whether you're a longtime resident or a first-time visitor, you're sure to make memories that will last a lifetime. We can't wait to see you there!


For More Information and Updates: Stay tuned to our Facebook page for the latest news and updates on Dayz of Thunder. Don't miss out on this unforgettable event—join us as we make memories and celebrate the spirit of our town!

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