Check Out all the Free Fun & Food at Community Hope Fest 2024!

We have packed this five hour event at Sherburne County Fairgrounds on August 11th from 1pm-6pm with tons of things to do. Bring your family, friends, and lawn chairs!

2024 Event Details & Information


Have a blast at your choice of fun activities throughout Community Hope Fest!

  • Ninja skills course sponsored by Ninja Anywhere
  • Basketball challenge sponsored by 14/27 Basketball Challenge
  • Soccer & flag football pickup games sponsored by I-9 Sports
  • Horse rides sponsored by Changing Gaits Equine Therapy
  • Inflatables courtesy of Froggy Hops & Christ Church Otsego
  • Skateboard trick demonstrations provided by JSAW
  • Face painting sponsored by Big Lake Ambassador Program 
  • Bean Bag Toss Competition with prizes
  • Children’s activities including a cake walk, hula hoop contest, water balloon toss, and ring the pop bottle.
  • Visit the Kids Station to get waivers, punch cards, and participate in scheduled kids activities!


Grab a bite to eat and enjoy uplifting music all afternoon at our food & music area!

  • Enjoy live music featuring Concrete Jesus, Abiding Grace, River of Life Worship Team, and Ron Porter.
  • Fill your belly with fair food and sweet treats courtesy of Carolina Catering and Jonny Pops.
  • Bring a lawn chair or blanket and stay awhile!


Visit the resource tents for freebies, games with prizes, and information galore from resource partners and ministries! We also have many vendors and ministries who have sponsored Community Hope Fest 2024. Check them out by clicking below! 


1000 backpacks with basic school supplies will be given away at Community Hope Fest 2024! Here’s what you need to do:

  • Visit the welcome station located by the entrance to get one of the 1000 tokens being handed out to redeem for backpacks.
  • Once the tokens are gone, no backpacks are available – get here early!
  • View the corresponding backpack pickup times with your token number on the Community Hope Fest schedule
  • Visit the backpack station behind the ministry/vendor tents (look for the backpack flag) during the time allotted for your token number.
  • Free backpacks given to people with tokens only.


We’re blessed to have our volunteers around to keep this a fun, safe, and free event of hope! Look for the bright yellow tee shirts for help with directions, questions or just to say thank you! Here are a few tips for the afternoon:

  • Parking is located on the east side of the fairgrounds.
  • Bathrooms are located behind the bandstand, adjacent to the soccer/flag football and skateboard demos, and also adjacent to the silo.
  • There is limited picnic table seating – bring lawn chairs & blankets.
  • The event will be held rain or shine.
  • Be sure to thank our generous sponsors, resource partners, and volunteers for donating their time, talents, and treasures to help make Community Hope Fest possible!


2024 Event Partners

Thank you for making Community Hope Fest possible!


Check out the fun planned for 2024!

It will be a faith-filled, fun afternoon for families in the Elk River and surrounding communities. We hope you’ll join us this year! 


Community Hope Fest is thrilled to welcome back the beautiful horses from Changing Gaits Equine Therapy in 2024!

Changing Gaits is a faith-based non-profit organization that partners with horses (45% of them rescues) for equine therapy with a healing bond to educate mentor, empower behavioral changes, and enhance life skills for all age groups with mental, physical, and emotional disabilities.

Offering everything from therapy and sober living to trail rides, camping, and birthday parties, their Brook Park, MN facility is always looking for donations and sponsors to help feed and care of their horses. 

Trail Ride at Changing Gaits
Child in wheelchair kissing horse with Changing Gaits logo
Man in wheelchair and director next to horse
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