Category Archives: Events Past

Chamber Easter!

The Big Stone Lake Area Chamber joined up with Fairway View Senior Communities to host two Easter events at Fairway View – first, the residents of Fairway View got together to make their Easter Bonnets – then there was the Easter Bonnet Parade (check out video #1).  Then the Easter Bunny arrived on the Saturday before Easter – residents handed out candy and there were pictures with the Bunny (check out video #2) – Smiles and fun everywhere!

2015 Cornfest Event Results

First, please take a moment and acknowledge this year’s Cornfest Sponsors.  Without them, this event would not happen!

cornfest-schedule 1

The Big Stone Lake Area Chamber would like to acknowledge the volunteers that make Cornfest happen (in no particular order)  Many times we do not name the volunteers through fear of missing a name or organization – so please if you see that we’ve left out anyone, send us an e-mail or give a call to the Chamber office so that we can add them!  We so appreciate everyone’s help!!

Ortonville Fire Department, The VFW, Kiwanis Club, Ortonville Police Department, Ortonville Ambulance Service, Craig & Kippy Randleman, Galen Swihart, Paula Reisdorph, Steve Roggenbuck, Chris Fellows and the Ortonville High School Football Team, Paul Strong, Rusty Dimberg, Mark Berg, Mel & Betty Reinke, Jim Kaye,  Lou Brown, Marty Brown, Bob & Sue Kulbeik, Dan Kafka, Jim Farrell, Big Stone County 4-H, Mary Ann Ulrich, Lisa Merritt, Jimmy & Carol Layne, Jim Hasslen, Tony Rausch, Scott & Lorraine Conroy,  Ashton Conroy, Chris Batchelor and Big Stone Therapies, Art Vollmer, Jon, Deb and Kristen and OAHS, Henry Gimmestad, Wade Swezey, Bill and John Hartman, Greg Peterson, Mary Amberg,  City of Ortonville Employees, City of Ortonville Staff, Ortonville City Council, Members of the Moose Lodge, Patrick Buttke and the Youth Groups/Clean-up Crew, Scott Dahle, Dustin Roggenbuck, Jeff Howen, Wendell Hanson, Vicki Oakes, Jerry & Brenda Adelman, Julie French, Gloria Larson, Bailey Merritt, Linda Krogsrud, Amanda Krogsrud, Sally Rakow, Joline Wimmer, Jacob Rushford, Gary Voegeli, Barb Dockter, Kandi Hamann, Missy McMahon, Kandi Hamann, Terry Rademacher, Kim Sykora, Brian Carlson, Kim Kuechenmeister, Lois Banken, Missy Gronholz

Special Thank you to Bailey Merritt!

She volunteered to sell Cornfest buttons on Friday night and Saturday morning and she sold a total of 113 buttons!  (she is pictured below with Tom Dorry of the VFW at the Saturday morning Waffle Breakfast – Special Thanks also to all of the VFW members for their work at this breakfast!!)

Baily and Tom Waffle Feed

List of Event Winners – links below

Link to PDF file:  2015 Cornfest Winners List

Link to PDF file:
2015 Big Stone Cruisers Cornfest Car Show Winners

Preview Video of the Sings Competition on Saturday (the video of the complete event can be found on the Cornfest Picture & Video page on our website (along with more pictures and video from Cornfest!)

77th Annual Cornfest!

Here is where you will find all news and updates related to the 77th Annual Cornfest, which is August 14 through 16! Click here for a full schedule of events!

Kids Pedal Pull

Parade Application

5K/10K Run/Walk Application

Contact the Chamber office for an Arts & Crafts vendor application!

Click here for a look back at past Cornfests!

Just for Kix at the Sports & Leisure Show

2015 Sports & Leisure Show – March 21-22

Our annual Sports & Leisure Show will be March 21 & 22nd at the Ortonville School.

Event Poster:  Sports & Leisure Show poster

Scavenger Hunt Poster:  Scavenger Hunt poster

Here are some pictures from last year’s show:

2014 Sports Show 27

Pheasants Forever Chapter 43 – March 28th

Always a great time at the Pheasants Forever Banquet!

Where:  Sioux Historic Pavilion – 1079 Lake Shore Drive (Hwy 7), Ortonville

When:   Saturday – March 28, 2015

Time:     5:00 p.m. Doors Open
6:30 p.m. Dinner

There will be no tickets after March 26, 2015 OR
at the door Banquet night!

Contact Person:
Greg Peterson
215 SE 2nd Street, Ortonville
Phone:  320-760-5080

All Ringneck members present at the Bankquet will be entered in for a drawing for a gun donated by Mike Munsterman Farms.

Click here for the PDF form 2015 Pheasants Forever Ticket Form

Sign-up… support a great organization and have some fun!

36th Annual Arctic Open Golf Tournament – Feb 14

Clinton Community Service Club – CCSC is hosting the 36th Annual Arctic Open Golf Tournament February 14! Tickets are available from CCSC members, Amanda’s Shear Impressions, Bonnie’s Hometown Grocery, Short Stop, The Limit and The Penguin Bar.