Canton Day Off: Let the good times roll Aug. 18-20

Celebrate Canton Day Off Friday-Sunday, Aug. 18-20, when Canton, Minn., is booming with music, events and a full schedule of activities and competitions, brought to life by the Canton Community Association volunteers. 

Friday and Saturday, watch for city-wide garage sales – maps of the sites are available in the Canton City Office through Aug. 18. 

Support the local firemen with several fundraising events, including the beer tent – available all three days beginning at 5 p.m. Friday – as well as music in the Firemen’s Pavilion, and Sunday’s ATV/UTV Ride from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration for the ride will take place at the beer tent an hour prior to the event.

Friday night, choose between BINGO at the Fest Tent and Hyperspace Starcade Laser Tag, both starting at 7 p.m.

Start Saturday with a Pancake Breakfast by Canton American Legion Post 44 from 7 to 10 a.m., raising funds for the Veterans Memorial. Then, watch as 18 BBQ teams compete in a Boomer Backyard BBQ Chicken and Pork Ribs competition – serious enough to be a qualifying event for the Minnesota BBQ Society’s Pro Team of the Year contest and part of the Kansas City BBQ Society Master Series. Awards are at 3 p.m. for the winning BBQ.

Don’t forget the Bean Bag Tournament at 11 a.m., and large kids’ activity center in the Fest Building throughout the day. Tours of the Mitson Museum and Depot are available Saturday, and keep your eyes open for the Pop-up Market, the Ninja Obstacle Course and Music at the Fest Tent to wrap up the biggest day off in Canton.

Sunday in Canton is a day to kick back, with kids’ activities and games from 10 a.m. on. The Magical Midway of Fun magic show starts at 1 p.m., and kids BINGO starts at 2 p.m. All kids’ events are free. There’s something for everyone, including drawings, live auction, raffles and more.  

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