Timber Days is an annual celebration in Cook, Minnesota. However, last year it was cancelled like just about everything else due to COVID-19. This year they are coming back in full strength with a ton of activities for everyone to check out.


We'll get to the full list of events later, but first let's learn a little history of Cook.

Cook Minnesota is located in Northern St. Louis County on the western edge of beautiful Lake Vermilion. The area has historically been know for it's logging industry in the Northern Minnesota forest. The small town is home to around 600 people, but every year the towns population increases with cabin goers coming to the area to hit up their lakes. I may add, there's some pretty great snowmobile trails in the winter too.

Cook's biggest annual event is Timber Days, and they announced back in February that it was on for this year. People are excited to get out and see their friends and celebrate a summer of freedom.

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There will be vendors, food, live music, pet shows, magic shows, car shows, lawnmower races, chainsaw carving, raffles, and too much to list right here.

Here's some highlights you won't want to miss:

Friday June 11, 2021

Music in the Park at the Gazebo from 3-7pm

Bean Bags Downtown (on River Street) starts at 6pm

Firefighters Challenge 6pm

Saturday June 12, 2021

Vendors will be down on River Street from 10-6

Barrel Train will run from 10-noon and 1-2pm

Pet show is at the Gazebo at 11am, magic show will follow at Noon

Car show takes place from Noon-4pm downtown

Music In the Park from 1-5pm

Chainsaw carving demonstrations in the Montana Cafe lot from 2-6pm

Elvis Show at gazebo from 6-8pm

Fireworks show at 10:15pm

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Vendors will be downtown from 10-4

Church service at 11:30 at gazebo

Lawnmower races start at 12:30pm

Chainsaw carvings again from noon-2pm

Drum & Bugle Corps will be at the gazebo from 2-2:30pm

3pm parade

Raffle drawings and flag retirement ceremony will follow the parade.

Register for fun, find out more information, and plan your visit.

You can get all the info on how to sign up and what to expect on the Cook Timber Days Facebook page.

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