The Northfield Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism invites everyone to enjoy Crazy Daze in downtown Northfield.  A day filled with shopping bargains, sidewalk sales and crazy activities.

Jane Bartho, Membership and Event Coordinator and Rachel Trnka, Administrative Assistant were on the KDHL AM Minnesota program at Professional Pride Realty in Northfield Wednesday to give us an overview of the happenings.

The event begins 7:00 a.m. and goes until 7:00 p.m. with the most businesses participating ever.

Bartho and Trnka told us there were requests by many to make the event more crazy so that is exactly what they have done.  The Chamber booth will include the Minne-Road Trip car with a photo booth on Bridge Square.

  • There will be a Vintage Band performance at 11:00 a.m. on Bridge Square.
  • The Kahlo Mexican Restaurant is having a Taco Eating Contest at 11:30 a.m.
  • Bubble Gum Blowing Contest at Monarch 1:30 p.m.
  • Hula Hoop Contest on the 400 block sponsored by Rare Pair 2:00 p.m.
  • Get your free Dilly Bar while supplies last courtesy of Weichert Realty beginning 11:00 a.m.
  • Bush Travel has a Travel Trivia Prize Wheel from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • Ziggy's sponsors Minnow Races on the Square 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • There will be gymnastics performances on the 500 block 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • MN Soulstice sponsors a Water Balloon Throwing Contest 2:30 p.m.
  • Northfield VFW has hot dogs, brats and lemonade from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • There's a Fitted Sheet Folding Contest at the Archer House.
  • Defeat of Jesse James Days fundraiser from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Dokmo Ford. Test drive a vehicle and $25 goes to the annual Northfield celebration.
  • Sundowners Classic Car Club has vehicles on the 500 block from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Jeep Club Showcase is on the 500 block from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

From 8:00 a.m. to Noon Fire Truck, Police Car and Ambulance will be on the 400 block and Uncle B's Last Chance BBQ Truck will be downtown.

There will be a CRAZY AWARD for the craziest dressed, decorated business during Crazy Daze and you get to nominate them.  Itineraries and nomination ballots will be available at most of the stores and booths.