The 2014 Ox Cart Days celebration will kick off with the annual Ice Cream Social on 
Wednesday, August 13 at the University of Minnesota Crookston. From 4-6:30 p.m. on the Campus Mall, free ice cream will be served, along with a musical performance by The WoodPicks. 

The UMC Bookstore will be open from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. There will be a special sale on t-shirts for $6.99, and Minnesota State Fair tickets will be sold for $10 each. 

Today the University of Minnesota, Crookston delivers 29 bachelor's degree programs, 20 minors, and 36 concentrations on campus--as well as 13 degrees online--in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology.  With an enrollment of 1,800 undergraduates from more than 20 countries and 40 states, the Crookston campus offers a supportive, close-knit atmosphere that leads to a prestigious University of Minnesota degree.  "Small Campus. Big Degree."  To learn more, visit

In the photo: The WoodPicks perform for the crowd at the gazebo on the Campus Mall during the ice cream social in 2013. 

Contact: Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director, communications, 218-281-8432 (; Steffanie Berg, communication assistant, (