COVID-19 Update: At this time, we are still planning for Stockyard Days 2020. Our executive committee is continually monitoring the state and federal response and recommendations from the CDC and the MN Department of Health. We will update plans as needed. Our number one priority is keeping our guests and volunteers safe and healthy!
Stockyard Days is an annual multi-day festival celebrating the spirited history of New Brighton, Minnesota, with a parade, live music, prizes, car shows, food, local business and artisan booths, the Antique Car Run, and more.
The City of New Brighton is over a century old, but incredibly young at heart. Stockyard Days began in 1981 as a way to recall the early days of the city as a center for the cattle industry including the stockyards, railroads, fashionable hotels and meatpacking plants.
As Stockyard Days celebrates nearly 40 years, the community continues to remain lively and involved in its festivities. Local merchants, businesses, artists, and hundreds of volunteers participate in concerts, tournaments, a parade, street dances, a carnival, live entertainment, food sampling, fireworks, the finish line of the Antique Car Run, a car show, and the New Brighton & Junior Ambassador coronation. New ideas for activities and entertainment are welcomed each year.
Enjoy the fun, and make exciting memories that you can build on every year. Get roped into Stockyard Days!