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Bend of the River Festival

September 17 @ 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Minnesota State University | Bend of the River Festival

This unique festival fundraiser brings together the community, campus, and country music to raise money for local organizations’ athletics & activities programs. Participating high schools and organizations will raise money through ticket sales and online donation options. There will also be opportunities to give during the event. Get your tickets here.

This all-day, all-ages festival will feature a Cornhole tournament, festival-style foods, beer & beverages, interactive vendors, and more! This event is held on the practice fields of Blakeslee Stadium, so bring your chair and get ready for a full day of fun!


  • 11:00 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Cornhole Tournament (Tennis Courts) – Cornhole registration begins at 10:00 am, and bags fly at 11:00 a.m. $20 Social / $40 Competitive / 100% Payback
  • 11:00 a.m. – 10 p.m. – Food and Drink (Gold Lot 7) – Local food trucks will be open at 11:00 am, and bars open at 11:00 a.m. with cold beverages
  • 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Sponsor & Vendor Booths (Gold Lot 7) – Several sponsors and vendors will have booths and activities, including Bend of the River merchandise for sale.
  • 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – Music (Blakeslee Practice Field) – Live Music starts on The Orthopaedic & Fracture Clinic Stage at 3:00 PM – starting with IV Play, followed by Jason Nix at 4:35, Priscilla Block at 6:15, and Jimmie Allen at 8:15