2022 Crosslake Days Search for the Lost Chili Pepper
Thursday, September 22, 2022 9:00 AM - Saturday, September 24, 2022 5:00 PM (CDT)
Round up the family and get outside to search for the Crosslake Days Lost Chili Pepper! Somewhere within the City limits of Crosslake lays, hangs, dangles, or sits the lost pepper! One of three clues will be released daily at 9 a.m. to guide you to its location. Find it, present it at Lake Country Crafts & Cones (36084 CR 66) and cash in on a prize basket courtesy of Crosslake Chamber member businesses valued more than $3,000 courtesy of the following businesses!
THE LOST CHILI PEPPER HAS BEEN FOUND! Randy Petersen of White Bear Lake deciphered the clues and found the Lost Chili Pepper at the public access on Goodrich Lake. Congratulations Randy, we know you will enjoy all the items in your reward basket, valued at more than $3,000 courtesy of Crosslake Chamber member businesses!
It’s finally Crosslake Days! Our favorite Fall festival!
Be sure to get your lanyard, for the deals are plentiful
Our Platinum sponsor has a cool new name,
‘Tremolo’ is the call of the loon, useful knowledge for a trivia game.
Explore Crosslake and you will find Chili Cook-off, Arts & Crafts, Cornhole, loon calling and more:
Just a couple miles in any direction to find fun activities galore.
Take a scenic drive to spend some quality time on a shore or dock.
The chili pepper will be there to find, a large prize you will unlock!
As the loons gather for their long winding journey, we’ll miss the Tremolo call heard across lakes and ponds.
Their nests will be empty amongst the reeds, Lily Pads, and weeds with no respond.
Fall has descended and Winter is near, but the boats will be launching first sign of Spring next year.
So cheers to Fall, and Crosslake Days, with good health and riches with Summer memories held dear.
PRIZE BASKET SPONSORS AND DONATIONS:
14 Lakes Craft Brewing Co. - glassware, hat, t-shirt, sweatshirt
Barstock Liquors - bottle of Tequilla
Camp Knutson - mug & hat
Common Goods - water bottle and gift certificate
Crosslake Ace Hardware - $100 gift certificate
Crosslake Bikes - (2) 4 hour rentals
Crosslake Community Center - 1 month weight room membership
Crosslake Town Square - gift basket
Crosslake Vacations & Rentals - gift basket
Crosslake Veterinary Hospital - dog treats, toy and $75 gift certificate
Crosswoods Golf Course - 18 holes for 2 with cart
Crow Wing Kayaks - 1/2 day rental for two
Emily Greens - 18 holes for 4 -w- cart
Encompassing Beauty - candle
Holiday Station Store - Crosslake - $50 fuel gift card
JAG Interior Solutions/Arlean's Drapery - $50 gift certificate
Key Wellness - $25 Gift Card
Kicks the Art Place - Kids Painting Kit and book
Lake Country Crafts & Cones - Stonehouse coffee and Skol sweatshirt
Light Up the Dam -Tote bag & T-shirt
Manhattan's - $25 gift card
Maucieri's Italian Bistro - $50 gift card and pint glasses
Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant - $40 gift card and lounge pants
National Loon Center - Signature Fleece Blanket
Northern Lakes Embroidery/ NMN Inc. - Crosslake Days blanket and cribbage board
Northern MN Railroad Heritage Assn. - Big Book of Trains
Northland Press - lunch bags and coffee cups
Outlet Recreation - (3) shirts, flamingo and football
Patriot Nutrition - Prize pack and $10 gift card
Pine Peaks Gifts - gift card
R&J Broadcasting - cup and koozies
Rafferty's Pizza Crosslake - $30 gift card
Riverside - 2 t-shirts
Simonson Lumber - $100 gift card and clothing
Simply Rustic Floral Design - $25 gift certificate
Smile Again Ministries - 4 blue water bottles
Squirrelly Mama - gift basket
The Cedar Chest - sweatshirt and $50 gift certificate
The Gathering Event Center - gift basket
The Wharf - $30 gift card and sweatshirt
US Army Corps of Engineers - Personal Flotation Device (Life jacket)
Wes Hanson Builders - 2 carhartt jackets
Whitefish Lodge & Suites - sweatshirt
Whistling Wolf Mini Golf and Gifts - 2 rounds mini golf
Zorbaz Crozzlake - Long sleeve shirt
- Located outdoors, within the Crosslake city limits
- NEVER on private residential property
- NO destruction or demolition is ever necessary to find the pepper
- IF you believe the pepper is located on commercial property, please let the business owner know you would like to access their property to look. BE RESPECTFUL!
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