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Chamber Events & Programs

The Oakes Area Chamber of Commerce keeps a full 12-month schedule of events and programs for Chamber Businesses and Community Members. These gatherings are great opportunities to get to know new people and expand their prospect base. Chamber events are innovative and fun ways to help members meet potential customers, clients and vendors.

Events are designed to build your business, whether through training, promotion, networking or community service, with a twofold benefit of enriching our community. 

2019 Sponsored Events:

  • Annual Meeting
  • Irrigation Days: Weekend of June 7 - 9
  • Evening in the Park: Thursday, August 8
  • Halloween Parade: Thursday, October 31
  • Craft & Artisan Fair: Saturday, November 9
  • Yuletide Traditions & Celebrations: Month of December

    Quarterly Lunch & Learns

    Training opportunities held over the noon lunch hour featuring a guest speaker and informational presentation.

    Chamber Board Meetings

    Held the 4th Wednesday of the month at 12:00 pm (noon) in the Chamber office (501 Main Ave.)

    • January 23
    • February 27
    • March 27
    • April 24
    • May 22
    • June 26
    • July 24
    • August 28
    • September 25
    • October 23
    • November 27
    • December 18 (4th Wednesday falls on Christmas)

    $ Oakes Bucks

    The purpose of Oakes Bucks is to encourage shopping locally. Oakes Bucks are considered cash…because valid “bucks” are guaranteed by the Chamber.  Any Chamber Member Business can accept Oakes Bucks in exchange for services, merchandise or purchases."

    Oakes Bucks are time-dated. To keep the bank account current and stable, bills are issued with an expiration 1 year from the month they are given.

    How do you get Oakes Bucks?
    Simply contact the Chamber office to purchase Oakes Bucks in the dollar amount needed. All Oakes Bucks require an official stamp and authorized initially, therefore planning ahead is strongly suggested. If a receipt is required, please include that in the initial request.

    Oakes Bucks make great gift ideas!
    To purchase Oakes Bucks, please contact the Chamber Office at 701-742-3508 or email Emily Ptacek at 

    Upcoming events

      • Mon, January 07, 2019
      • Mon, December 02, 2019
      • 12 sessions
      • 124 S 5th Street, Oakes, ND

      All regularly scheduled City Council Meetings are held at 6:00 pm at the Oakes Community Center. 

      • Tue, January 15, 2019
      • Tue, December 17, 2019
      • 12 sessions


      Recycling is provided by City of Oakes and is collected every third Tuesday of the month. The service and Blue Single Sort Recycling Cart are provided as a courtesy to you from the City. A detailed list of items permitted in the container is available on the city forms page

      • Wed, January 23, 2019
      • Wed, December 25, 2019
      • 12 sessions
      • 501 Main Ave, Oakes, ND

      Oakes Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors meet at 12:00 pm every 4th Wednesday of the month, in the Oakes Chamber Office. 

      *Regularly Schedule Meeting times or location are subject to change, but will be communicated to members with sufficient notice prior to date. 

      • Sat, April 20, 2019
      • South Gym, Oakes High School, Oakes, ND

      • Fri, April 26, 2019
      • 124 S 5th Street, Community Center, Oakes, ND

      KDDR Spring Show

      Friday, April 26 from 10a - 6p

      Oakes Community Center

      Check out all of the great Businesses and Organizations that make up the Oakes Community. Shop local merchandise/products/services and participate in demonstrations or mini classes offered at the various booths.

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      • Fri, April 26, 2019
      • Sat, April 27, 2019
      • Oakes Community Center, 124 S 5th Street, Oakes, ND

      We have many talented artists in this area that are waiting to be discovered. What better way is there to show your work than to exhibit it with many others! We have knitters, crocheters, weavers, spinners, wet felters, needle felters, carvers, leather workers, jewelry makers, photographers and more amongst us that want to share their works locally.

      The showing will be Friday night April 26 and Saturday April 27 at the Oakes Community Center, Oakes, ND.

      There will be works for display as well as items for sale. Local artists will be present to meet with you and demonstrate your work. This will be a juried show highlighting only handmade items. All items must be made by the entrant. This would be a good time for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Graduation and wedding gift marketing.

      We are inviting local artists to submit applications to bring their work. That application should include Name, address, phone number and at least 3 pictures of their completed works. The application may also include a brief description of the techniques and materials used in their work.

      Applications should be submitted to along with the digital pictures of their work.

      There will be a fee of $25.00 per artist. Each artist will be allocated a 10 ft by 10 ft display area. One table and one chair will be available for each display. If additional props are required, please plan to bring those with you.

      Set up will begin at 9 am and all displays should be in place no later than 3 pm on Friday. All exhibits will be excused at 4 pm on Saturday.

      • Fri, April 26, 2019
      • Sat, April 27, 2019
      • Guelph Community Center, Guelph, ND

      • Thu, May 30, 2019
      • Sat, August 10, 2019
      • 7 sessions
      • Bear Creek Roughriders Arena, Oakes, ND

      BCR Barrel Series 

      Start time 6:30 PM

      • Thursday, Monday 30
      • Thursday, June 13
      • Thursday, June 27
      • Thursday, July 18
      • Thursday, July 25 (Rain Day)

      BCR Barrel Series Finals

      • Friday, August 9 at 6:30 PM
      • Saturday, August 10 at 10:30 AM

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      • Thu, June 06, 2019
      • Hockenberry Park, Oakes, ND

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      Back by Popular Demand! 

      A great start to our Annual Town Celebrations. The Irrigation Days Karaoke Kick-off is a family friendly event hosted in Hockenberry park. Join us for an evening out with other community members, enjoying good food, great company and the musical stylings of local talent!

      If you would like to be a contestant, please register here. Contest is open to individuals, duet, or trios.

      • Fri, June 07, 2019
      • Sat, June 08, 2019
      • Main Ave., Oakes, ND
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      Food vendor applications being accepted until May 3, 2019.

      Event Dates: Friday, June 7 - Saturday, June 8

      Set up: Thursday, June 6 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

      Please note, all booth spaces are outside. Electricity is available on-site.

      *Limited space available.

      • Fri, June 07, 2019
      • Sun, June 09, 2019
      • Oakes, ND

      • Fri, June 07, 2019
      • 6:30 PM
      • Bear Creek Roughriders Arena, Oakes, ND

      Irrigation Days Ranch Rodeo

      Calcutta starts at 6:30 pm

      Rodeo at 7:00 PM

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      • Sat, June 08, 2019
      • Oakes, ND 58474

      Community Wide Rummage sale held in conjunction with Irrigation Days. Rummage sales will be Saturday, June 8th from 8 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., unless otherwise noted.

      $20 gets your listing on the Map! Available online, in the local newspaper, and for pick up at certain Chamber Businesses.

      Registration deadline is May 10, 2019. 

      • Sat, June 08, 2019
      • 1200 N S 7th Street, Oakes, ND
      McLean 5K Fun Walk/Run 2019
      • Saturday, June 8
      • Registration - 7:30 - 8:15 am
      • Start Time - 8:30 am Start Time

      Registration Coming Soon

      • Sat, June 08, 2019
      • 6:00 PM
      • Bear Creek Roughriders Arena, Oakes, ND

      Irrigation Days Rodeo

      Starts at 6:00 PM

      • Fri, June 14, 2019
      • Oakes Public Swimming Pool

      Starion Bank is Celebrating

      50 Years in Business! 

      Join them Friday, June 14

      for a fun-filled family evening.

      • 5:30 pm Free Picnic Supper 
      • 6:30 pm Free Swim (ends 8:30 pm)
      • 8:45 pm Free Outdoor Movie

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      • Tue, July 16, 2019
      • Bear Creek Roughrider Arena, Oakes, ND

      Inky Memorial "I Wish I had a Horse"

      July 16 @ 6:00 pm

      Bear Creek Roughrider Arena in Oakes, ND

      Future Cowboys & Cowgirls will learn how to groom and feed a horse, about saddles and equipment for a horse, and how to ride a horse!

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      • Thu, August 08, 2019
      • Hockenberry Park, Oakes, ND

      • Sun, September 15, 2019
      • Bear Creek Roughriders Arena, Oakes, ND

      BCR Fun Day Show

      September 15 at 11:00 AM

      Registration starts at 10:00 AM

      Events include:

      • Letter Race
      • Barrel Racing
      • Pole Bending, Keyhole
      • Flag Race
      • Pop Race (Age 0-6 only)
      • Ring Race

      Age Categories:

      • 0 - 6 years
      • 7 - 10 years
      • 11 - 14 years
      • 15 - 19 years
      • 30 & over

      Open Class includes Obstacle Course, Egg & Spoon Race and Sack Race events.

      Follow Bear Creek Roughriders Facebook Page for more details:

      • Thu, October 31, 2019
      • Main Ave, Oakes, ND

      • Sat, November 09, 2019
      • 124 S 5th St, Oakes, ND

    Past events

    Mon, April 15, 2019 "Relationship Building through Child Led Interactions"
    Sat, March 30, 2019 Rack It Up VII
    Sun, February 03, 2019 Oakes Community Superbowl Pre-Game Party
    Sat, December 22, 2018 Fun Pianos: Dueling Pianos Show
    Sat, December 22, 2018 Christmas Julfest: The Loft on Main
    Fri, December 21, 2018 Holiday Open House: Praska's Hardware Hank
    Thu, December 20, 2018 Christmas Social at the Good Samaritan Society
    Mon, December 17, 2018 Santa Claus is Coming to Town: 25% off Store-wide at The Loft on Main
    Sun, December 16, 2018 Home for the Holidays: Just For Kix Winter Dance Recital
    Fri, December 14, 2018 Holiday Open House: CHI Oakes Clinic
    Fri, December 14, 2018 Krumkake Demonstrations at Praska's Hardware Hank
    Thu, December 13, 2018 Holiday Open House: Bank North
    Thu, December 13, 2018 Christmas Open House: First Community Credit Union
    Thu, December 13, 2018 Holiday Open House - Sanford Health Clinic
    Wed, December 12, 2018 Holiday Open House & Tech Show: Dickey Rural Networks
    Tue, December 11, 2018 Holiday Open House: Starion Bank
    Mon, December 10, 2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Sale at Oakes Family Pharmacy
    Mon, December 10, 2018 Top off the Season: All Tops, Tees & Blouses 30% off at The Loft on Main
    Sun, December 09, 2018 Live Nativity at the Lovelaces
    Sat, December 08, 2018 Special Delivery: Oakes Fire Department Fundraiser
    Fri, December 07, 2018 Cugino's Soups & Dips at Praska's Hardware Hank
    Wed, December 05, 2018 Kids Craft your Christmas at The Loft on Main!
    Mon, December 03, 2018 Sweater Weather: All Cardigans & Sweaters 30% off at The Loft on Main
    Sat, December 01, 2018 FREE Holiday Bowling Sponsored by Heritage Insurance
    Sat, December 01, 2018 Yuletide Celebrations: Santa Claus Comes to Town
    Sat, December 01, 2018 It's a Santa Sale!
    Fri, November 30, 2018 CANCELLED: Shots & Tots
    Wed, November 28, 2018 Taste of the Season
    Tue, November 27, 2018 #GivingTuesday: CHI Oakes Hospital Clinic
    Mon, November 26, 2018 Yuletide Celebrations: Tree Lighting
    Mon, November 26, 2018 UPS, Up & Away: Well Wishes for Owen
    Mon, November 26, 2018 Shine Some Light on your Holidays
    Mon, November 26, 2018 Dress for the Season: All Dresses 30% off at The Loft on Main
    Sun, November 25, 2018 DIY Tree Topper Class II
    Sat, November 24, 2018 Shop Small Business Saturday in Oakes!
    Fri, November 23, 2018 LIVE Music at Angry Beaver Lodge: John Janousek
    Fri, November 23, 2018 Black Friday Deals in Oakes!
    Thu, November 22, 2018 Thanksgiving Day Feast
    Sun, November 18, 2018 Christmas at the Carroll House
    Sun, November 18, 2018 DIY Tree Topper Class
    Sat, November 10, 2018 14th Annual Craft & Artisan Fair
    Sat, November 10, 2018 Holiday Open House at Off the Shuelph
    Mon, November 05, 2018 City Council Meeting
    Sun, November 04, 2018 "OUT OF THE ASHES"
    Sun, November 04, 2018 Annual Soup and Sandwich Fundraiser (Oakes Ambulance)
    Sat, November 03, 2018 Lefse Boot Camp
    Sat, November 03, 2018 Concealed Carry Course
    Wed, October 31, 2018 Trunk N Treat
    Wed, October 31, 2018 Halloween Trick-or-Treat Parade
    Sat, October 27, 2018 Dickey County Pheasants Forever Annual Banquet
    Fri, October 26, 2018 Halloween Bowling!
    Fri, October 26, 2018 Just for Kix Halloween Show!
    Mon, October 22, 2018 Stylist & Cosmetologist Training: Intimate Partner Violence
    Thu, October 18, 2018 Dickey Rural Networks Annual Meeting
    Mon, October 01, 2018 City Council Meeting
    Fri, September 28, 2018 CHI Oakes Hospital Customer Appreciation Luncheon
    Fri, September 14, 2018 Fall Off the Shuelph
    Mon, September 10, 2018 City Council Meeting
    Sat, August 18, 2018 Hole-In-One Foundation Golf Scramble
    Mon, August 13, 2018 Starion's Customer Appreciation Picnic
    Thu, August 09, 2018 Evening in the Park
    Mon, August 06, 2018 City Council Meeting
    Sat, August 04, 2018 No-Sweat Triathlon
    Wed, August 01, 2018 Just For Kix Open House
    Wed, August 01, 2018 Kids Safety Event & First Responder Night Out
    Wed, July 25, 2018 Flower Show with Homemade Pie and Ice Cream
    Wed, July 18, 2018 Ladies 9 Hole Scramble
    Tue, July 17, 2018 Oakes Area Community Foundation Golf Tournament
    Fri, July 13, 2018 Dickey County Fair
    Thu, July 12, 2018 Farmer's Market
    Wed, July 11, 2018 Driver's License Services
    Mon, July 09, 2018 City Council Meeting
    Sat, June 09, 2018 Little Rockstars Parade
    Sat, June 09, 2018 2018 Community Wide Rummage Sale
    Fri, June 08, 2018 2018 Irrigation Days Food Vendor Registration
    Wed, April 25, 2018 Quarterly Members Meeting
    Sat, November 04, 2017 13th Annual Craft & Merchant Fair
    Sat, June 10, 2017 Community Wide Rummge Sale
    Fri, June 09, 2017 Food Court Vendor
    Thu, June 08, 2017 Karaoke Kickoff

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    All Rights Reserved

    Oakes, North Dakota

    (701) 742-3508

    501 Main Ave Oakes, ND 58474

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