Pulling Together Event Details

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Saturday, June 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Hidden Falls Regional Park — 1313 Hidden Falls Drive, St. Paul, 55116


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General Parking

Free parking is available in the old Ford lot along Mississippi River Boulevard. Complimentary shuttle buses will transport spectators between the parking lot and event grounds.

ADA parking is available at the park. This is the only general parking that will be allowed into Hidden Falls Regional Park.

Note: Parking is limited. We encourage carpooling, biking or utilizing our special Metro Transit pass. Bike racks will be provided at the park.

Metro Transit

Download our Metro Transit pass for a free ride by clicking the image below! The nearest bus stop is located at the intersection of Cleveland & Magoffin. From there, it’s a 5-minute walk to the event grounds.
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Vendors & Activities


Live Performances

Heiruspecs will perform at noon and 1:45 p.m., during breaks in the tug-of-war program.


Beer will be provided by Surly Brewing and Bad Weather Brewing, and poured by Surdyk’s Catering. NOTE: The beer area is cash only!

Food Trucks

  • Frio Frio
  • KCM Egg Rolls
  • Grill & Ladle
  • Gastro Truck
  • Lake Street BBQ
  • Panini Pinups
  • Hot Indian Foods
  • MN Nice Cream
  • Xstream Cuisine
  • Sweet Dreams Concessions


The Pearson’s Candy Company Candy Tent will be on hand.

Kids Zone

  • Punch balloons provided by Central Roofing
  • Kid’s Tug-of-war
  • Bubbles by Vickijoan the Rainbow Lady
  • Sensory Tent provided by Fraser
  • North Star Therapy Animals
  • Appearances by local team mascots


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Do I need a ticket?

No, this is a FREE event open to the public.

How do I get to Hidden Falls Regional Park?

From I-94 exit south on CO Rd 51 (Snelling Ave). Continue on Snelling to Ford Pkwy and turn right. Ford Pkwy will end at Mississippi River Blvd. Turn left. Old Ford Lot Parking entrance is on the right.

From I-494 follow I-494 E and MN-5 E to Gannon Rd in Saint Paul. Take the exit toward Shepard Rd/River Rd from MN-5 E. Continue on Mississippi River Rd north past Hidden Falls Regional Park North Entrance. Old Ford Lot Parking entrance is on the left.

How can I be on a team?

Team registration for 2017 is closed.

Can I donate to Fraser at the event?

Yes, text-to-give will be available with all proceeds benefiting Fraser. In fact, your day-of donation will act as the official tie-breaker if the tug ends with a 5-5 score.

Can I watch on the Minneapolis side?

Yes, the public is welcome to watch from the Minnehaha Off-Leash Dog Park. All the food and kids activities will be located on the St. Paul side, but bleachers will be available on the Minneapolis side for spectators.

Where should I park?

Parking is available in the old Ford lot along Mississippi River Boulevard. To learn more about parking and other transportation options, visit our parking page.

Is the event kid-friendly?

A kid zone will featured face painting, lawn games, a kids tug and other activities. A Sensory Tent will be available and staffed with Fraser professionals for those who may need a sensory break.

What happens if it rains?

Rain or shine, we’ll have a great time! In the case of severe weather, WCCO will make an official announcement on the Pulling Together Facebook Page.

Are food and beverages available?

There will be a variety of food trucks on-site as well as Bad Weather Brewing and Surly Brewing for purchase.

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