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The Farmhouse style is IN and not going anywhere. This is largely thanks to hot celebrity designers like Joanna and Chip Gaines. Sure, you could run to your local Target and check out their merchandise - and you should because it is awesome - but you can also make the look your own by shopping for unique pieces at a flea market such as our beloved Downtown Oronoco Gold Rush Days.

So, exactly what should you be looking for in Farmhouse decor at a flea market? Here are the items that make our list and are in abundance at Downtown Oronoco Gold Rush Days.

  • Chippy furniture
  • Hand-scraped wooden tool boxes or bowls
  • Ironstone crocks
  • Enameled bowls
  • Egg baskets
  • Milk glass
  • Reclaimed barn wood
  • Ladders

Join us the 3rd weekend in August as the tiny river town of Oronoco happily overflows with vendors and shoppers during one of the most anticipated antique and flea market events of the year. You are sure to leave Downtown Oronoco Gold Rush Days with fabulous pieces that express your personal farmhouse style.

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Downtown Oronoco Gold Rush is ready to share the proceeds!

Gold Rush 2018 was a success! The vendors, food vendors and crowds enjoyed this year’s Gold Rush!

The first 5K event was exciting to see a new venture happening and more importantly, runners and walkers with their yellow bibs walking around and taking in Gold Rush, as well!

The Gold Rush committee has start planning for the 2019 Gold Rush weekend, August 16, 17 & 18! If you have comments or interested in the Gold Rush committee meeting discussion, please visit our monthly meetings, the 2nd Monday of very month at 6PM at City Hall. All are welcome!

Now that this years Gold Rush is in the books, it time for organizations to submit their donation requests to the Gold Rush committee for consideration. Downtown Oronoco Gold Rush Days is a non-profit organization, so after the committee have paid it’s expenses, the committee will review requested donations.

The committee is asking that donation requests be received by Oct 5th, so they can be reviewed at the monthly Oct 8th Gold Rush committee meeting.

You can submit requests to the Gold Rush committee by mailing to ‘Gold Rush Committee, PO Box 266, Oronoco, MN 55960’, email to goldrush@bevcomm.net or dropping them off at City Hall.

Thank you for your support!

Ryland Eichhorst, Gold Rush Chairperson

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ATM: @ the Fire Department

Volunteers

Breastfeeding Privacy Area: in Community Center Cooling Room

Cooling Room: in the Community Center

Food Vendors: see list

Free Parking, limited:

Presbyterian Church @ 20 3rd Street Southwest

Cowden Park 3rd Street Southwest

Gold Rush 5K: Sunday, 8/19, 8 am start time on North side of   the bridge. Race day registrations accepted. $35 entry fee.

Handicapped Parking:

Minnesota Avenue, South of Center St.

4th Street NorthWest (Saturday and Sunday only)

By request to Nancy (ask a Committee Member)

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