Star Prairie festival kicks into gear this weekendOx Cart Days is rolling into Star Prairie once again.
By: By Anna Holmquist, New Richmond News
Ox Cart Days is rolling into Star Prairie once again.
The 41st annual festival, which will be held Aug. 20-22, boasts several new events this year. Among them are a volleyball tournament and rubber duck races, which will be held on the Apple River at River Island Park.
There will also be a classic car show on Saturday and a 5k and 10k fun run/walk over the course of the weekend.
The bean bag toss tournament will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday. Registration is $20 per two-person team. The bracket will be drawn up and posted on Aug. 15. It’s not too late to register. Send all questions to email@example.com.
Ox Cart Days is still looking for more volunteers.
“We never have enough volunteers,” said Tom Gibson, a Lion’s Club organizer.
For more information, visit www.oxcartdays.com.
Schedule of events (all events at Star Prairie Ballpark unless otherwise noted):
Friday, Aug. 20
6 p.m.: Fast Pitch softball tournament.
7 p.m.: Bingo.
7:30 p.m.: Street dance featuring Toybox.
9:30 p.m.: Street dance featuring Touched. Classic and modern rock.
Saturday, Aug. 21 - Kid’s Day
8 a.m.: Fast Pitch softball tournament
9 a.m.: Fun run/walk 5k and 10k. Registration at 8 a.m. at River Island Park. Sponsored by the St. Croix Sheriff Department’s K9 unit.
11 a.m.: Bean bag toss tournament.
11 a.m.: Kids’ bike race – helmets are mandatory. Registration is at Saratoga Park. $3. Sponsored by Richmond Plumbing and Heating and Mason Chiropractic.
11 a.m.: Volleyball tournament at Fonda’s Bar and Grill. Six-person co-ed teams. $90 per team. Sign up at Fonda’s Bar by Aug. 13.
11:30 a.m.: Chicken dinner by Bethany Lutheran Church.
12 p.m.: Bingo.
1 p.m.: Auggie the Clown.
1 p.m.: Classic car show at the community center on Bridge Avenue.
1 p.m.: Canoe race. $10 per person. Sponsored by Apple River Inn.
2 p.m.: Kids games.
4:30 p.m.: Rubber duck race at River Island Park. Sponsored by Star Prairie Fish and Game.
6 p.m.: Bingo.
7:30 p.m.: Street dance featuring Fallen Angel, a Poison tribute band.
9 p.m.: Street dance featuring Arch Allies, a Styx, Journey and REO tribute band.
Sunday, Aug. 22
8 a.m.: Pancake breakfast in bingo building.
9 a.m.: Fast Pitch softball tournament.
9 a.m. Bethany Lutheran Church service at ball park.
10:30 p.m.: Registration for Kiddie Tractor Pull, $5.
11 a.m.: Kiddie Tractor Pull. Sponsored by Gary’s Scrap Metal.
11 a.m.: Queen’s Tea at River Island Park.
1:30 p.m.: Kiddie parade.
2 p.m.: Grand parade, sponsored by Royal Credit Union.
3:30 p.m.: Pie and ice cream social.
4:30 p.m.: Queen coronation.
After coronation: Bingo.
7 p.m.: Grand prize raffle drawing.