Fifth Annual JJ’s Hog Roast for Hospice to be held Aug. 21-22 near Pelican Rapids

Join us for the fifth annual JJ’s Hog Roast for Hospice on Friday, Aug. 21, and Saturday, Aug. 22, along the shores of Pelican Lake at 51943 County Hwy 9, Pelican Rapids, Minn., 56572.

The events include a car and bike show, music and a hog roast meal. Additional events include a petting zoo and hole-in-one and cornhole tournaments. For a full schedule of events and to register for the car and bike show, visit

Jeffrey “JJ” Bruns, Jr., died at 28 in 2015 because of an accidental death. His family wanted to memorialize his name in a special way that reminded them of JJ’s fun-loving personality.

Hospice of the Red River Valley supported JJ’s family following his death. All events are free-will donation with all proceeds benefitting Hospice of the Red River Valley. Throughout the past four years, the event has raised nearly $18,000 to help provide hospice care to patients and families.

Primitive camper and tent spots are available both nights.

Schedule of events

Friday, Aug. 21

  • 5 p.m. Potluck Dinner
  • 7 p.m. Uptown Entertainment DJ Service

Saturday, Aug. 22

  • 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Show and Shine Car and Bike Show – Suggested $15 donation to enter. G-Loc Digital Photography will be on site and will provide a free 4X6 print of your ride. Additional prints can be ordered with proceeds going to Hospice of the Red River Valley. Face masks will be available to entrants.
  • 4 p.m. Hog roast dinner – Suggested donation is $10 per plate.
  • 6 p.m. Balloon Memorial
  • 7:30 p.m. Uptown Entertainment DJ Service

Follow the event on Facebook @JJsHogRoastCharity.