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Join us for our now-annual Party in the Park event on Saturday, August 13, 2022 at the WHITE OAK TRACTOR CLUB grounds, 1.5 miles north of Deer River on Hwy 6!  See our confirmed order of events below!  We will be posting updates, timelines, and the days’ events as they are solidified – this is an evolving list.  Please feel free to reach out at 218.246.4212 or at for activity, vendor, volunteer or sponsorship opportunities.  A link to sign-up to participate is provided at the bottom of this page.

Sponsors for this year’s event include:  TC Energy (Elite), Itasca Area Community Education (Platinum/in-kind), Essentia Health (Platinum), Paul Bunyan Communications (Platinum/in-kind), Blandin Foundation (Gold), Tom & Judy Dimich (Silver), and Deer River Co-op Credit Union (Bronze)

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.:  Vendors open, train rides, youth (aged 2-15) and adult games & activities, and prize drawings

9:00 a.m.:  5K by Get Fit Itasca.  Register here: (contact

9:oo a.m. – 10:30 a.m.Free pancake breakfast   *Courtesy of Deer River Peewee Wrestling & The Lion’s Club

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.:  Pie & Coffee by Deer River Area Healthcare Volunteers

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.:  Ninja Anywhere obstacle walls –    *Sponsored by Itasca Area Community Education

10:15 a.m.: Performance by Deer River High School Band & Choir Ensemble

10:30 a.m.:  Performance by Just for Kix dance then a dance lesson for all!

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.:  Live radio broadcast by Rapids Radio KOZY/KMFY

10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.:  Food vendor trucks, concessions, and treats

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.:  Live music by The Jammers

11:00 a.m.:  Youth Cornhole Tournament (contact Kim Gullickson @

11:30 a.m.:  Pie-eating contest  *Sponsored by Deer River Area Healthcare Volunteers

1:00 p.m.:  Grand Entry – Exhibition Powwow

1:00 p.m.:  Adult Cornhole Tournament (contact Kim Gullickson @

3:00 p.m.:  Kid’s Dance by STEP Coalition

Vendor Opportunities:

We welcome local vendors, especially vendors who have services to offer the families and residents of the Deer River area, the opportunity to be present and provide information about your programs and initiatives to our attendees.  

We ask that you provide an interactive activity to engage with event go-ers and do not solicit sales.  We reserve the right to deny any vendor presence at the event if their booth does not align with the goals/purpose of the event.  

Donor Opportunities:

As with much of our work, donors are at the heart of what we do.  We welcome donations in the form of gift items for drawings for attendees, in-kind donations to help off-set the cost of facilitating the event (t-shirt printing, bottled water, snacks, printing costs, port-a-potties, tables/chairs/tents, etc), or financial support to pay for needed event elements. 

Volunteer Opportunities:

There are many aspects of this event that could not be a success without the assistance of volunteers.  We need help with registration, parking, manning booths, runners, etc.  Part of the purpose of this event is that, through sponsorships, we will be able to make a donation to organizations, civic or youth groups who coordinate volunteers and help us with this event.

Sponsorship opportunities:

$5000 – Elite:  Name recognition in all marketing, letters, social media, and ads, opportunity to speak live on the radio the day-of the event, logo on volunteer t-shirts with banner hanging at event

$2500 – Platinum:  Name recognition in marketing, letters, social media and ads, opportunity to speak live on the radio the day-of the event, logo on volunteer t-shirts

$1000 – Gold:  Name recognition in marketing, letters, social media and ads, logo on volunteer t-shirts

$500 – Silver:  Name recognition in marketing, letters, social media and ads

$250 – Bronze:  Name recognition in letters and social media

*To sign-up to participate in any way, complete the following Google form or contact our office:



August 13
9:00 am - 4:00 pm


White Oak Antique Tractor Club
1.5 miles north of Deer River on Hwy 6
Deer River, MN 56636
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