For the 62nd year, this weekend’s attention turns to St. Germain and its fall celebration, Colorama! The great news is that the event is a is a lock (barring any unforseen occurance) for this year. Of course, everyone is strongly urged to be safe at the event. Wear masks, social distance, and wash hands often.
The festivities are held at the St. Germain Community Park Saturday, Sept 19 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and features all your seasonal favorites.
Start your day by stopping at the “Mums the Word” chrysanthemum sale that begins at 9:00 a.m. Get there early because theses gorgeous fall flowers sell out fast!
Need a fresh look for your fall home decorations? Maybe an early, dare I say, start to your Christmas shopping? Pick up garden-fresh pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn plus choose from a bevy of delicious garden produce. Yup, the Craft Show and Farmer’s Market is open from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Enjoy the start of the fall colors from your seat on a horse-drawn wagon ride through St. Germain’s breath-taking forested trails. The wagon rides are free and will run all day long.
One of the most popular and fun activities held each year is Pumpkin Painting that is featured from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Children can show off their creative skills bringing the orange orb to life!
One of the delightful aspects of Colorama is day-long music in the park. This year from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., enjoy Bernie Thompson. Bernie, who hails from Minocqua, has been part of the Northwoods music scene since the 1980s. His original tunes are about friends and family plus his passion for the outdoors is the subject of more than a song or two. He also recalls tunes from Tom Petty, The Eagles, Johnny Cash, John Prine, and many more.
Beginning at 12:30 p.m. Old Pine Road Band takes the stage. There is no denying that this band has taken the Northwoods to heart for their entertainment style. Showcasing past hits along with today’s show stoppers, Old Pine Road Band combines a touch of folk music and soul music for a truly great sound.
Hey! Your tummy making those hunger noises? Take your pick of the delicious food offerings and refuel!
Brand spankin’ new this year for the kids is the Firefighter Simulator. The Simulator is of a home and depicts actual fire hazards as well as safety equipment for the home. Enter to win a set of Junior Fire Fighter gear! Buy a raffle ticket to win a six-piece junior fire-fighter bedroom set. All proceeds from the raffle will go to benefit the St. Germain Fire Department.
To learn more about the organization behind the Firefighter Simulator, please visit www.juniorfirefighterpromotions.com.
After shopping, decorating pumpkins, and doing everything available, Pints in The Park will hit the spot! This annual event features area craft breweries and dozens of outstanding craft beers will be available for sampling. Tickets for sampling the beer are sold by the Chamber of Commerce at Colorama. Pints in the Park will be from 12:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.
There you have it. A splendid way to celebrate the onset of fall and all the beauty and fun that comes with it! See you Saturday in St. Germain.