2023 Crosslake Days Search for the Lost Chili Pepper

Thursday, September 28, 2023 9:00 AM - Saturday, September 30, 2023 8:00 PM (CDT)



Congratulations Mike & Alex Stone and Sam who located the pepper hanging in a little pine tree at the north end of the property along Swann Drive where the National Loon Center will be located!  

It's Crosslake Days!  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 beginning Thurs. Sept. 28th at 9 a.m. to guide you to its location.  

The pepper will NEVER be located on private residential property, and NO DESTRUCTION or DISASSEMBLY of ANYTHING is necessary to find it.  Please heed and be respectful of this statement.  

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 at more than $3,200 courtesy of Crosslake area businesses! 

Clue #1 

Crosslake is an awesome place to live, work and play, 

Tremolo Communications provides great service for your stay! 

Get your VIP Badge for deals and discounts all around.

Enjoy craft fairs, family activities, chili & music abound. 

Clue #2 

What am I? Who am I? Where am I? 

I am the Crosslake Days chili pepper, hidden but not shy. 

The prize package that awaits you would be very expensive to buy! 

I am waiting for you to find me, no higher than your thigh.

Clue #3

I’m excited for the changes from my little pine view,

including the National Loon Center, soon to make its debut. 

Explore Crosslake to find me and you will see, 

successful businesses and generous hospitality.


Find the clues here, at Crosslake businesses, www.crosslake.com and on the Crosslake App.

Download the Crosslake App for quick access to the clues, and event information year-round!

Prize Basket courtesy of these generous Chamber member businesses: (check back for additions)

14 Lakes Craft Brewing Company - Hockey hoodie and logo hat

Andy's Bar & Grill - Sweatshirt

Angell Team/Coldwell Banker Realty - Coffee & wine basket

Common Goods - tote and tumbler

Crosslake Ace Hardware - $50 gift card

Crosslake Canvas & Upholstery - $200

Crosslake Community School / LAKE Foundation - Backpack full of school supplies

Crosslake Fifty Lakes America Legion Post #500 - American Flag

Crosslake Rental - Sweatshirt

Crosslake Town Square - Gift basket

Crosslake Veterinary Hospital - Yeti dog bowl, bath products and towel, treats and toys

Crosswoods Golf Course - Fall Golf Pass and Mini Golf Rounds

Crow Wing Kayaks - Cap, t-shirts, gift certificate

Curious Belongings - $25 Gift Certificate

Dahlheimer Beverage - Cooler full of swag

Frey Manufacturing - Custom anchor

Holiday Station Store Crosslake - $50 Gift card

Indoor Golf - Certificate for 1 hour in the golf simulator

JAG Interior Solutions - Wine holder & wine

Key Wellness - Gift card for a Prime & Purify facial with dermaplane

Kicks the Art Place - Kids painting kit

Lake Country Crafts & Cones - Gift basket

Maucieri's - Zipper jacket, hat and gift card

Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar - Pub sweatshirt + $50 gift card

National Loon Center - Hat

New Wave Storage Services - Cap and T-shirt

NMN Inc. - Champion Hoodie

Northern Lakes Embroidery - Blanket

Northern MN Railroad Heritage Assn - T-Shirt and embroidered dish towel

Northland Press - Coffee mug & lunch bag

Outlet Recreation.com RV & Marine - Bag of swag  

Ox Lake Tavern - $25 Gift card and wooden nickels

Plunkett's Pest Control - Free pest estimate, spider service and Plunkett's swag

R&J Broadcasting - Mall of America tickets 

Rafferty's Pizza Crosslake - $40 Gift Card

Riverside Supper Club - T-shirt

Shoppe 218 - $100 value gift basket

Simply Rustic Floral Design - $25 certificate for a Cabin Cutie

Squirrelly Mama - $100 value gift basket

The Cedar Chest - $50 Gift Card and T-shirt

The North Salon - Sweatshirt

The Wharf - Sweatshirt and vest

Tremolo Communications - Tremolo gear and a Hallmark Picnic blanket

US Army Corps Crosslake Recreation Area - Life jacket

Wes Hanson Builders - Oversize sweater poncho, 2 hats, 2 shirts

Whitefish at the Lakes Senior Living - Backpack sling & promo items

WineDown Crosslake - $50 Gift Card

Zorbaz on Crozz Lake - Sweatshirt

within the Crosslake City limits

Crosslake, 56442
Thursday, September 28, 2023 9:00 AM - Saturday, September 30, 2023 8:00 PM (CDT)
One clue released each morning at 9 a.m. until the pepper is found.  
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