The 60th Anniversary of the Musky Jamboree

 

 

An event that spans 60 years really deserves to be on your “must do” weekend activities! This year, Boulder Junction celebrates its 60th Anniversary of the Musky Jamboree and the town has gone all out for a weekend to remember!

The event kicks off, tomorrow, Friday, Aug. 12, at 7:00 PM with its Street Party and music by “Hip Pocket”. This will be held on the street by Coontail Corner and the American Legion will be selling beverages.

Then at 9:00 p.m. there will be fireworks sponsored by the town and they will be visible from the Street Dance.

The first event on Saturday begins at 10:00 a.m. and lasts until 4:00 p.m. at the Art Gypsies Garden Art Show at the library’s Reading Garden. There will be art for sale by several artists as well as refreshments sold with proceeds going to the Reading Garden fund.

Cicely, AK has nothing on Boulder Junction as the building mural, painted by artist Joan Christgau, is unveiled at 11:00 a.m. on the west side of the Badger Heating and Air Conditioning building. Tourism Secretary Stephanie Klett will be on hand as the beautiful painting of four season activities, scenery and wild life of Boulder Junction is revealed.

Also beginning at 11:00 a.m., tours of the Historical Museum and Depot begin and end at 3:00 p.m. Admission is free and brats, BBQ, raffle prizes and a bake sale will be featured.

Moving on to the Historical Society’s Picnic Theater, a video on Wisconsin’s past relationship with the fur trade will be shown: “Ouisconsin’s New France Connection, The French Fur Trade Era, 1650-1774”.

Next on the agenda, is the grand 60th Anniversary Musky Jamboree Parade starting at 3:00 p.m. on Main Street. There will be themed floats, past Musky Queens, and Honorary Musky Queen, Stephanie Klett.

Moving on to 6:00 p.m., there is a good old fashioned Polka Fest with “Spotlight Polka Band” providing the musical honors. Dancing commences at Coontail Corner and the Lions club will be serving refreshments.

To close out the evening, head to the Aqualand Ale house to hear the music of Tony Couchette.

Bright and early Sunday morning, strap on running shoes and get over to the baseball park for the “37th Annual Musky Fun Run.” There are four races - a 1K and a 100 yard dash for the kids, and a 5K and 10K for the adults. Registration is $30 for the adults and free for the kids. Visit the website for pre-registration and more information. 

Main street and Highway M South of town will close to all traffic on Sunday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. with shuttle transportation provided to designated stops.

Always a big hit, stop at the Musky Jamboree Car Show and drool over the pristine cars of yesteryear. Check out the Musky Jamboree Car Show Details & Classes. For more details and a registration form to show off your pride and joy visit this website. 

This event is sponsored by Mad Dog Jakes, the 4×4 Mafia, Twisted Grafix and O’Reilly Auto Parts.

What jamboree would be complete without a fabulous Arts and Crafts show? Starting at 9:00 a.m. and until 4:00 p.m., artists will fill Main Street and Highway M South with more than 150 participants.

The Lions Club Flea Market will be held by the Community Center grounds. Look for local service groups and restaurants that will be selling food and beverages.

Located by the Boulder Bear Motor Lodge the kiddos can enjoy the Kid’s Zone with rides and games for the young set. (Even TRAIN rides!)

Kids once again are the focus at the Casting Contest held from 10:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Children 14 or younger will show off their fish casting skills for prizes next to the Outdoorsman Restaurant.

Right next to the Casting Contest, go to the “Meet the Guides” booth for professional information and tips on Musky fishing. There will also be an art show of the works of North Lakeland students at the same location.

Believe it or not, there are tons more happenings scheduled for Sunday - be sure to check out the Chamber of Commerce website for ALL the details! 

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