July 19-20

About the Festival

Moose Lake, known as the Agate Capital of the World and the home of the world’s largest agate, is the host of the annual Agate Days celebration. This year marks the 45th anniversary of the summer event that includes a gem and mineral show, art vendors, car show, and more. The can’t-miss event of the weekend is the Agate Stampede. Two dump trucks will spread gravel mixed with hidden treasure across two blocks, where everyone lines up and waits for the cannon to fire to start digging. There are 400 pounds of agates and $500 in quarters up for grabs in this community-wide finders-keepers game.

You can see the full weekend’s schedule and check out a video of previous events at the Moose Lake website.

Moose Lake, Minnesota

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