Pioneer Days

St. Francis Pioneer Days2018 St. Francis Pioneer Days
June 8th – 10th

The 54th Annual Pioneer Days celebration hosted by the St. Francis Area Chamber of Commerce and is set for June 8-10, 2018. Most of the events take place in Community Park located at 22825 St. Francis Blvd NW., St. Francis, MN 55070.

Please remember there are no pets, no coolers and no skateboards allowed at Pioneer Days.

Check out our Facebook page for news and event reminders.

Button Design Contest

Entries are being sought for the 2018 Pioneer Days Button Design Contest

Fill out this form to submit your entry by U.S. Mail to SFACOC P.O. Box 655, St. Francis, MN 55070, or email your design entry along with your name, phone number, and email address to

Entry Deadline is Friday, March 31st at 4:00pm.

$200 Prize to the Winner!

Get Involved in Pioneer Days

If you would like to donate to the Pioneer Days fund, please click on the button below… Thank You in advance for supporting this community event.

Want to help? Please call the St. Francis Area Chamber at 763-438-5163, or fill out this form online to sign up as a volunteer. We truly appreciate all of our involved community members.

Last Year Information Shown Below…
For Reference Only

Schedule of Events

Pioneer Days Buttons and Coupon Books On Sale NowPioneer Days Button and Coupon Book

Grand Parade

Parade Applications can be completed online here, and are due by Friday, May 25.

The Pioneer Days Parade will be on Saturday, June 9 at 1:00pm

14th Annual Amateur Photo Contest

  • Sponsored by Village Bank – Photos (no larger than 4 x 6) can be dropped off at Village Bank by no LATER than Wednesday, June 7, 5:00pm
  • Three Categories, they are: Scenic, People, and Animals
  • Age Groups for each of three categories are: Adults – ages 18+ AND Kids – ages 10 – 17
  • Winners will be announced (and contacted) by Friday, June 9
  • Photos will be displayed through June 9 at Village Bank
  • Please click here [Photo Contest Rules] for complete list of rules for the Amateur Photo Contest

Pioneer Days Carnival Ride TicketsCarnival Ride Advanced Ticket Sales

Deadline for vendor applications is Friday, May 26.

Set up times:

      • Thursday, June 8: Noon -3:00pm
      • Friday, June 9: Noon-4:00pm
      • Saturday, June 10: 7:00am-9:00am

** Report to the Warming House in Community Park upon arrival.

St. Francis Lions Club and North Lake Brewing Softball Tournament

  • The Lions are looking for softball teams for the Pioneer Days tournament. If you have a team that wants to participate call (763) 753-1265.
    • Games played at Community Park
    • 8:00am start time on Saturday, June 10
    • $175.00 fee
    • 12 team limit – Double Elimination
    • Download the Flyer Here

5K Color Walk/Run the Rum

  • Saturday, June 9 at 8:00am
    Life Fitness along with the St. Francis Lions are promoting wellness and fitness for all ages.
    Enjoy the scenic trail along the Rum River—voted the most beautiful river walk/run in Minnesota for 2008
  • Download the Registration Form Here

St. Francis Dairy Queen and Killebrew Rootbeer Kids Walk for Fun (color run)

  • St. Francis Lions along with St. Francis Dairy Queen and Killebrew Rootbeer present the Pioneer Days Kid Walk on Saturday, June 9 – and it is FREE for all kids 12 and under! All participants will receive a Killebrew Rootbeer Float made with DQ ice cream at the finish line. Pick up your registration at St. Francis Dairy Queen or St. Francis True Value. Everyone registered before May 25 will receive a T-shirt the day of the event.
  • Download the Registration Form Here

The Great St. Francis Pioneer Days Lions Club Bed Race Sponsored by Patriot Lanes Bar & Grill

  • Wake up and get creative! Get your team together to build a bed and race for the fastest time. You and your team are racing for the Bed Post Traveling Trophy and of course, “Bragging Rights”.
  • Your 5 person team will line up at 11:30am on Saturday, June 10 in front of the St. Francis Hardware Store. Two teams will push off at breakneck speeds. Teams will race in two bed heats with the winners advancing.
    • TIME: 12:00pm SHARP. Racers are asked to report at 11:30am at the St. Francis Hardware Store so we can get the heats lined up.
    • COST: $50.00 per team
    • RACERS: 5 per team, 4 pushers, 1 rider, all must wear a helmet.
    • Awards: 1st Place- Bed Post Traveling Trophy
  • Registration Form & Rules

Bands / Music


  • Saturday, 10 minutes after dusk at the St. Francis High School.

**No tobacco or alcohol on school grounds.

Medallion Hunt

Clues for the Medallion Hunt will be posted daily on Facebook and will show up on our website homepage

Pioneer Days Medallion Hunt Rules
  • Must have a Pioneer Days Button to claim prize package (limited number of buttons available and sold at local businesses).
  • The medallion will be hidden on public property within the St. Francis city limits (at or near ground level).
  • It may be partially or fully enclosed in another item.
  • The clues will be posted daily on the St. Francis Area Chamber of Commerce Website and Facebook.
  • The first person to find the medallion and bring it to the service counter at King’s County Market in St. Francis will be declared the winner.
  • The winner will need to be available for a photo and prize presentation upon presenting the Medallion.

The St. Francis Area Chamber of Commerce Medallion Hunt Prize package is generously sponsored by the following businesses:


It takes a lot of volunteers to make this weekend a success. We are looking for business employees, families, individuals, youth groups and sports teams to help out and give back to their community. Call 763-438-5163 to speak with someone about how you can help, or fill out this form to sign up online.

Our 2017 Sponsors

Please take the time to support the sponsors of the 2017 Pioneer Days. Without their generosity the Chamber of Commerce would not be able to host the 53rd Annual Pioneer Days. We greatly appreciate their commitment to the community. If you or your organization would be willing to help sponsor the 2017 Pioneer Days, Click Here… and Thank You!2017 Pioneer Days Sponsors Banner

Ambassador Level $1000+

Pioneer Level $500+

Rum River Level $250+

Heritage Level $100+

  • Dusty’s Drain Cleaning
  • Northland Screw Products, Inc.
  • Patriot Lanes Bar and Grill
  • Temperature Specialists, Inc.
  • Thirty-One Gifts – Jaycie Leistico

Community Pride Level

  • Casey’s General Store
  • Highland Money Management, Inc.
  • Mansetti’s Pizza & Pasta
  • NACE Foodshelf
  • Re/Max Results – Michelle Anderson
  • St. Francis Bottle Shop
  • St. Francis Physical Therapy
  • St. Francis Subway
  • St. Francis True Value Hardware
  • Virtual Reality Arcade