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Running of the Bulldogs

What does the perfect day consist of? To many, the answer to that question involves Canterbury Park, beautiful weather and bulldog races. The annual Running of the Bulldogs was held on May 26 with 16,064 visitors. The day consisted of 72 bulldogs and six heats. The winner of each heat will be invited back on […]

In Honor of Mary Pat Monson, Canterbury’s ‘Yarn Bombed’ Horse to Get Update

In 2016, the Junk Bonanza unveiled a “yarn-bombed” horse during an event at Canterbury Park. The horse — an eye-catching statue located outside the Expo Center — was a favorite of Mary Pat Monson, Canterbury Park’s former special events manager, who passed away in September 2018. As a memorial to Monson, Junk Bonanza officials plan […]

Extreme Horse Skijoring Competitor: ‘We’re Just Going to Go for It’

Skijoring at Canterbury Park

Rachel Sather has participated in several equine events over the years. And when she saw Extreme Horse Skijoring at Canterbury Park last year, she thought: “Why not?” Sather will be one of the participants at the Feb. 23 event, which involves a skier being towed by rope behind a horse. Competitors can reach speeds of […]

2019 Twin Cities Summer Jam Artists To Be Announced Feb. 21

TC SummerJam_Promo

Shakopee, January 31, 2019 –  A group of local investors announced today a brand new music festival coming to Canterbury Park July 18-20, 2019. Twin Cities Summer Jam will be the only music festival in the Twin Cities and the Upper Midwest that combines music formats – rock, pop and country – for three days of great […]

Youngsters to Compete at Extreme Horse Skijoring

CJ Walsh, Skijoring, Canterbury Park

CJ Walsh, 12, will be among the youth competitors when Extreme Horse Skijoring comes to Canterbury Park on Saturday, Feb. 23. How does he think he and his teammate, Ava Erickson, will do? “I’m guessing we’ll have more fun than success,” he said. Skijoring is an adrenaline-packed race that involves a skier being pulled behind […]

A Family Affair for Snocross Racers

Livy Hentges Snocross kid

If you’ve ever seen Snocross in person, you know it must take plenty of courage to go zooming around the course and flying over jumps. And that’s just as true for the amateur races, including 8-year-old Livy Hentges. “I know I am brave and can overcome any nerves that way,” she said. Livy is among […]

Roller Derby Hits Canterbury Park

Roller Derby Canterbury Park

Looking for a unique and exciting outing this weekend? North Star Roller Derby comes crashing into Canterbury Park on Saturday, Dec. 1. The 1970s and ’80s television phenomenon has been reborn and will roll into the Canterbury Park Expo Center with the speed, collisions and athleticism you remember. More Info/Buy Tickets Canterbury Park asked Kaitlyn […]

All Aboard for the Great Train Show!


Get on track this Nov. 3-4 and visit Canterbury Park for the Great Train Show! The two-day event brings the magic and lore of the railroad to the Canterbury Park Expo Center and features: • More than 50 exhibitors • Hundreds of displays • Giveaways • Demonstrations • Scale models • Collectibles • And more Show Hours • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. […]

Tony Oliva, Steve Jordan Highlight Sports Autograph Expo

Former Minnesota Twin Tony Oliva was one of the best hitters of his era, playing 15 seasons in the league and compiling a career .304 batting average.

Some of the biggest names from the Minnesota sporting scene will be at Canterbury Park from Oct. 26-28 for the Cactus League Sports Minneapolis Sports Collectible Convention. This is your chance to meet some of the stars of your youth and have items signed by the former athletes. Hours • Friday, Oct. 26 – 4-8 p.m. […]