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Come for the race, stay for the treasure hunting!

Join us for the 2nd annual Downtown Oronoco Gold Rush Days 5k! Last year's 5k was very well received and we are happy to bring it back in 2019!  This year your registration includes a run through historic Downtown Oronoco, a t-shirt, a car window race decal and a $2 coupon to use toward a meal at the FireHall or VFW.

Pre-Race Day Packet Pick Up: Thursday, August 15th from 4-6pm at the Presbyterian Church of Oronoco located at 20 3rd St SW, Oronoco, MN 55960.

Race Day Registration and Packet Pick up:  7:00am on the basketball court in in front of Oronoco City Hall located at 115 2nd St NW, Oronoco, MN 55960.

5K Start:  8am

Parking is available throughout Downtown Oronoco for a small fee.  Street parking a short walk from Downtown Oronoco is also available for free.

Winner, Winner Chicken Dinner! We are happy to announce the 1st place male and female racer will each receive a $50 gift card to TerraLoco!

We are so excited to once again offer this event during our weekend festivities and hope to see you there!

Register here: https://register.chronotrack.com/r/48399

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Welcome back to Isaac and Charles Olson of Old Barn Woods and Goods

Old Barn Woods & Goods 2018
Old Barn Woods & Goods returns but around the corner from last years spot

Welcome back to Isaac and Charles Olson of Old Barn Woods and Goods, to Downtown Oronoco Gold Rush Days, August 17-19, 2018.  This year they are moving right around the corner and will be located in booth D105 directly across the street from the Fire Department.  Their merchandise is exceptional and when you read their story which was published on their website, you will understand why:

See anything you like. Check it out this August in Oronoco

“Our authentic Old Barn Wood items reflect the rural, rustic appearance of century old reclaimed barns. The items we offer are hand made, each with their uniqueness that shows the history of the barn it came from. They are individually made of untouched barn boards which show nail holes, rust from a latch, imprints from a cow rub or barn door swinging, along with the weathering from the different colors of paint. The workshop that we use to create our items is an old Minnesota barn that originally was built as a local two story school house in 1886. Thirty years later they needed a bigger school house so it was moved to our farm and adapted for cows and horses. We were destined to continue participating in Old Barn traditions by reclaiming rural Minnesota barns and preserving a slice of American history in our barn wood creations.” http://www.facebook.com/oldbarnwoodsandgoods/

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For the Love of Junk, from Murdock NE returns to Oronoco this summer.

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Rosetta Story, owner of “For the Love of Junk” will be loading her trailer and bringing many unique things from Murdock NE to Downtown Oronoco Gold Rush Days, August 17-19, 2018.

For the Love of Junk from Murdock NE

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So if you are like most shoppers and enjoy the variety that the Antique and Vintage dealers bring than you just might be a fan of Rosetta's already.  We bring you this posting so you can find where For the Love of Junk has returned to.

Rosetta’s two booths are in the D lot (D147 and 148) almost outside the West Door of the Community Center

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Joels's Greenhouse from Pine Island is a Oronoco Gold Rush Favorite

Joel's Greenhouse in Oronoco
Joel's Greenhouse in Oronoco during 2017 Gold Rush Days

Joel has been providing beautiful flowers, perennials, vegetables, herbs, and succulents to homes and businesses in southeast Minnesota for over 45 years. www.facebook.com/Joels-Greenhouse-

Joels Greenhouse of Pine Island
Joel's Greenhouse  has beautiful plants that sell out fast.

Browsing in Joel’s Greenhouse 3 booths directly behind the Post Office (Lots H100, 101 and 102, is just like visiting a small-scale replica of his greenhouse located in Pine Island, MN.  Although Joel always carries our old favorites, be sure to look for the new and unique plants.  He always brings a lovely selection of perennials and succulents and a favorite of many shoppers, plants and items for your fairy gardens.

Close up of Joel's flowers at 2017 Gold Rush Days in Oronoco


See you at Downtown Oronoco Gold Rush Days, August 17-19, 2018. https://joelsgreenhousepi.com/

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Metal Artist, Ryan Halbur of Iowa Creations, will be in Oronoco this August 17-19

Metal Artist, Ryan Halbur from Iowa
Metal Artist, Ryan Halbur from Iowa Creations created these.  

Metal art can be especially useful in bringing a garden or yard to life. While "Iowa Creations" is actually located in Independence Iowa for the Downtown Oronoco Gold Rush Days it will be located on Minnesota Avenue, just East of the Fire Hall. Look for section G and his booth is number 150.

Whether it is a reclaimed barn board, used plow tine, or scrap piece of sheet metal; the possibilities are limited only by the imagination. Ryan takes his greatest pride in helping others bring their imagination to life through his creations. http://www.iowacreations.com/  

Welcome Ryan Halbur back to Downtown Oronoco Gold Rush Days, when you stop and visit him at his booths G149 G150). www.facebook.com/iowacreations

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