2022 Crosslake Days Search for the Lost Chili Pepper

Thursday, September 22, 2022 9:00 AM - Saturday, September 24, 2022 5:00 PM (CDT)


Round up the family and get outside to search for the Crosslake Days Lost Chili Pepper!  Somewhere within the City limits of Crosslake lays, hangs, dangles, or sits the lost pepper!  One of three clues will be released daily at 9 a.m. to guide you to its location.  Find it, present it at Lake Country Crafts & Cones (36084 CR 66) and cash in on a prize basket courtesy of Crosslake Chamber member businesses valued more than $3,000 courtesy of the following businesses! 

THE LOST CHILI PEPPER HAS BEEN FOUND! Randy Petersen of White Bear Lake deciphered the clues and found the Lost Chili Pepper at the public access on Goodrich Lake.  Congratulations Randy, we know you will enjoy all the items in your reward basket, valued at more than $3,000 courtesy of Crosslake Chamber member businesses!  

Clue #1

It’s finally Crosslake Days! Our favorite Fall festival! 

Be sure to get your lanyard, for the deals are plentiful 

Our Platinum sponsor has a cool new name, 

‘Tremolo’ is the call of the loon, useful knowledge for a trivia game. 

Clue #2 

Explore Crosslake and you will find Chili Cook-off, Arts & Crafts, Cornhole, loon calling and more: 

Just a couple miles in any direction to find fun activities galore.

Take a scenic drive to spend some quality time on a shore or dock.

The chili pepper will be there to find, a large prize you will unlock! 

Clue #3 

As the loons gather for their long winding journey, we’ll miss the Tremolo call heard across lakes and ponds.

Their nests will be empty amongst the reeds, Lily Pads, and weeds with no respond. 

Fall has descended and Winter is near, but the boats will be launching first sign of Spring next year. 

So cheers to Fall, and Crosslake Days, with good health and riches with Summer memories held dear.


14 Lakes Craft Brewing Co. - glassware, hat, t-shirt, sweatshirt

Barstock Liquors - bottle of Tequilla

Camp Knutson - mug & hat

Common Goods - water bottle and gift certificate

Crosslake Ace Hardware - $100 gift certificate

Crosslake Bikes - (2) 4 hour rentals

Crosslake Community Center - 1 month weight room membership

Crosslake Town Square - gift basket

Crosslake Vacations & Rentals - gift basket

Crosslake Veterinary Hospital - dog treats, toy and $75 gift certificate

Crosswoods Golf Course - 18 holes for 2 with cart

Crow Wing Kayaks - 1/2 day rental for two

Emily Greens - 18 holes for 4 -w- cart

Encompassing Beauty - candle

Holiday Station Store - Crosslake - $50 fuel gift card

JAG Interior Solutions/Arlean's Drapery - $50 gift certificate

Key Wellness - $25 Gift Card

Kicks the Art Place - Kids Painting Kit and book

Lake Country Crafts & Cones - Stonehouse coffee and Skol sweatshirt

Light Up the Dam -Tote bag & T-shirt

Manhattan's - $25 gift card

Maucieri's Italian Bistro - $50 gift card and pint glasses

Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant - $40 gift card and lounge pants

National Loon Center - Signature Fleece Blanket

Northern Lakes Embroidery/ NMN Inc. - Crosslake Days blanket and cribbage board

Northern MN Railroad Heritage Assn. - Big Book of Trains

Northland Press - lunch bags and coffee cups

Outlet Recreation - (3) shirts, flamingo and football

Patriot Nutrition - Prize pack and $10 gift card

Pine Peaks Gifts - gift card

R&J Broadcasting - cup and koozies

Rafferty's Pizza Crosslake - $30 gift card

Riverside - 2 t-shirts

Simonson Lumber - $100 gift card and clothing

Simply Rustic Floral Design - $25 gift certificate

Smile Again Ministries - 4 blue water bottles

Squirrelly Mama - gift basket

The Cedar Chest - sweatshirt and $50 gift certificate

The Gathering Event Center - gift basket

The Wharf - $30 gift card and sweatshirt

US Army Corps of Engineers - Personal Flotation Device (Life jacket)

Wes Hanson Builders - 2 carhartt jackets

Whitefish Lodge & Suites - sweatshirt

Whistling Wolf Mini Golf and Gifts - 2 rounds mini golf 

Zorbaz Crozzlake - Long sleeve shirt


Crosslake, 56442
  • Located outdoors, within the Crosslake city limits
  • NEVER on private residential property
  • NO destruction or demolition is ever necessary to find the pepper
  • IF you believe the pepper is located on commercial property, please let the business owner know you would like to access their property to look.  BE RESPECTFUL!
Thursday, September 22, 2022 9:00 AM - Saturday, September 24, 2022 5:00 PM (CDT)
One clue released each morning at 9 a.m. until the pepper is found.  
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