The theme for the 2018 Ox Cart Days Festival was “Hats Off!” and many hats were raised during the festival, which began on Tuesday, Aug. 14 and concluded on Sunday, Aug. 19, to festival chair Nell DeBoer and her planning committee.

The festival had something for everyone, from Bernie Ibarra being crowned 2018 Miss Tootsie Friday night at the Eagles, to Dan and Vicki Svedarsky greeting the crowd Saturday as grand marshals of the Crookston Lions Parade.

Planning for the 2019 festival is already underway, with DeBoer passing the torch to 2019 festival chair Jess Bengtson.