2020 Cancellation Letter

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the cancellation of the 2020 Downtown Oronoco Gold Rush Days scheduled for August 14th, 15th and 16th.

We understand this is difficult news for our vendors, shoppers and residents. It was a hard decision for the committee to make. The truth is we do not know what things will look like in August and we need to make a decision based on what we know now.

What we know now is that our show takes place in people’s yards, business driveways, our common streets and common green spaces making it extra difficult to protect our shoppers, vendors and city residents.

What we know now is the MN Department of Health recommends that “If you are 65 and older or have certain underlying medical conditions, stay at home and avoid situations where you could be exposed” and that this demographic includes many of our vendors, shoppers, city residents and committee members/volunteers. Please visit this link for more information.

What we know now is that Mayo Clinic Rochester, just a few miles down the road from Oronoco, is recommending avoiding large crowds and gatherings. Please visit this link for more information.

What we know now, and always, is that your health and safety are the most important thing to us.

What we know now is that we will continue to share our vendors work on social media and will be working hard behind the scenes to plan next year’s show. Mark your calendars for August 20-23, 2021. Vendor contracts will be sent out the last week of March 2021.

2020 vendors who had already paid will be contacted by mail with a refund minus $10 for processing. These letters will be sent out in early June. If you have questions please email goldrush@bevcomm.net

Thank you for your loyalty and continued support in of this wonderful event.

The Downtown Oronoco Gold Rush Days Committee