Alexander's Old Settlers Weekend Honors Phylis & The Late Dallas Hystad Sept. 1-3


August 31, 2022 | View PDF

C'Dale Jore, Williston, leads her prize Arabian horse, Velvet, in the 76th Annual Old Settlers' Day parade Saturday, Sept.4, 2021. Angel is the proud and decorated rider.

It's that time of year again when Alexander holds their annual Old Settlers Weekend for the 77th year Thursday-Saturday Sept. 1-3. Phylis and the late Dallas Hystad are the honorees for this year.

Events begin on Thursday, Sept. 1 with a girls' volleyball game against White Shield at 5 and 6 p.m. The bonfire starts at 7 p.m. at the pit east of the park. Dummy Roping in the park will be from 7-9 p.m. for kids and adults

Rise early to hitch up for the Long X Wagon Train to leave at 9 a.m. from Craig Hystad's ranch. on Friday morning. The train is scheduled to arrive in Alexander round 3 p.m.

Redneck Olympics starts at 9 a.m. at the old Alexander arena. There will be 4-person teams and must be 21 and older to participate. Registration is $100 per team. Included in the event will be pasture golf, cornhole, horseshoes, Slip 'n Slide Relay and Mud Volleyball. Sounds like a fun event to enter. Contact Kole at 701-570-5958 to register.

The Chili Cookoff is scheduled from 1-4 p.m. in front of the fire hall. Cash prizes will be awarded. Contact Kristin at 701-793-5165 for information.

A Soapbox Derby for kids 7-18 will be held on Main St. at 6 p.m. They will be divided up into 2 groups: ages 7-12 and 14-18. No motors, must have brakes and be able to be steered. Cash prizes for 1st-3rd place will be awarded. Call Trudi at 701-651-7518 to enter.

Watch the Alexander Comets take on the Tioga Pirates in a football game at the football field at 7 p.m.

Music by "Double XL Entertainment" will be at the Alexander Bar and Grill on Main St. 8:30-1 a.m.

The big day starts Saturday, Sept. 3 with parade registration and sign-up for Old Settlers ribbons for 50 and older residents and former residents of Alexander from 8-10:15 a.m. before the parade starts at11 a.m. Contact Kristin at 701-793-5165 to register for the parade.

Vendor and craft booths will be set up around the park from 11 a.m-5 p.m.

The barbecue provided by Phylis and the late Dallas Hystad will kick off at noon in the park. Get your Old Settlers button for a full plate of beef, beans, pickles and buns. The Alexander football and volleyball players will be on hand to serve senior citizens and the handicapped.

There will also be a Senior Citizen Social located inside at the Alexander School from 1-7 p.m. Use the south entrance door.

At 2 p.m. SHARP! a cornhole tournament will be held on Main St. Registration will be at 1 p.m.

The Hillbilly Race, is open to anyone. The race consists of 3-person teams; 2 people to push and 1 to ride. Entries must have wheels. Cash prizes will be awarded.

If you're a pie eater sign up for the Pie Eating Contest at 5 p.m. Contact Trudi at 701-651-7518 to sign up or to donate pies.

"Drive by Night" will close out the event with a Street Dance from 9 p.m.-1 a.m.


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