Booster Days is fast approachingThe events begin Thursday, June 28, with the opening of the carnival in Lakefront Park. Friday hosts multiple events with food stands and the beer garden all opening up in the late afternoon.
By: Jace Frederick, Hudson Star-Observer
The events begin Thursday, June 28, with the opening of the carnival in Lakefront Park.
Friday hosts multiple events with food stands and the beer garden all opening up in the late afternoon. Bingo will run from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Musical performances in the evening begin with “Picture Perfect” at 6 p.m. and are wrapped up by “Boogie Wonderland” later on in the night from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Saturday’s action begins with the Booster Days’ Parade beginning at 11 a.m. featuring Grand Marshal Randy Lou. In the early afternoon, Officer Bob Larson and K-9 police dog Brisco will be performing a K-9 demonstration show next to the band shell. Bingo will reengage at 1 p.m. The third annual Booster Days’ Car Show will take place from 3-7 p.m. in the bathhouse parking lot. Three musical acts will perform throughout the day with “Blatant Youth” taking the stage throughout the afternoon beginning at 1 p.m., “Parachute Empire” following up at 5:20 p.m., and “Uncle Chunk” closing out the night from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Food and beer will once again be on sale for the better part of the day starting at noon.
Sunday, July 1, kicks off with some events for the youth. The kids fishing contest will run from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Lakefront Park, followed by the kids’ tractor pull, which will go on until 3 p.m. The bean bag tournament will be held next to the band shell, beginning at noon. The entry fee for the contest is $15 per contestant and two free beverages are including with entry. Anyone looking to compete in the event can contact Pete at (715) 386-8386. The 13th annual hotdog eating contest will get underway at 4 p.m. People looking to compete in that event should pre-register at RJ’s Meat and Groceries, located on 1100 Coulee Road. Bingo will run all afternoon, beginning at 1 p.m. and will go into the night; ending at 9 p.m. Musical entertainment on Sunday leads off with “Jambo Bones Joe” performing from 1-3:20 p.m. “Farewell Milwaukee” will be on stage from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m., with Devon Worley capping off the musical performances as he will play from 7:40-11:20 p.m. The fireworks over the St. Croix River will commence at dusk on Sunday.