Welcome to Downtown Oronoco Gold Rush Days!
***Always the 3rd weekend in August***
August 16-18, 2013
7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday
7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday
See Downtown Oronoco Gold Rush on "Market Warriors" which aired on PBS on February 25, 2013. Check it out here!
Downtown Oronoco Gold Rush Days was established in 1972 and has become one of the biggest and best Minnesota antique shows in the Midwest. Every summer on the third weekend of August, 400 vendors and 1,200 antique and collectable booths turn Oronoco, Minnesota into a gigantic outdoor market filled with fun, color and the excitement of discovery around every corner!
This sleepy little village is located just a few minutes north of Rochester, Minnesota, home of the world famous Mayo Clinic, and only about an hour south of the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area.
Downtown Oronoco Gold Rush Days is advertised in major trade magazines and attracts hundreds of quality antique vendors from throughout the United States. During the past 40 years, it has become one of the country’s premiere antique events. Whether you are a vendor or shopper, don’t miss Downtown Oronoco Gold Rush Days.
One of the keys to the success of Downtown Oronoco Gold Rush Days is community involvement. It is an event that is put on by the people of Oronoco, for the people of Oronoco. All proceeds for this non-profit event are returned to community projects.
You will experience the friendly spirit of this community when served your first cup of coffee in the morning at the Fire Hall or through the enthusiasm of the veteran who flips your pancakes at the VFW. Be sure to get a taste of Southeast Minnesota cooking and hospitality by enjoying the many foods that are offered throughout the event. For your afternoon break, don’t miss trying a piece of home made pie, baked fresh by Oronoco’s “church ladies”.
Our goal is to make Downtown Oronoco Gold Rush Days bigger and better every year. We are continuing to improve the event by adding park benches and picnic tables where visitors can take a break to relax and enjoy some lunch or our featured entertainment. There are also bathroom facilities located throughout town, as well as handicap facilities and parking.
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