Beginning with a pancake breakfast at 7 a.m. and the annual ‘Possum Trot’ 5k Run, locals and visitors alike enjoy a full day of festivities, including the annual Possum Parade, Possum Auction and culminating at 8 p.m. with an old-fashioned square dance.
The square dance and other ‘retro’ aspects of the festival, including cross-cut saw contests, sack races and greasy pole contests, are indicative of a regional trend toward more family-friendly, heritage amusement.
To enter parade, participate in the Little Miss and Mister Funday Pageant, enter the King and Queen contest, or 5K run, go to www.wausaupossumfestival.com
Friday, August 3rd, 2018 – “Possum King & Queen” Contest
Saturday, August 4th, 2018
Possum Trot 5K Run
Arts & Crafts Vendors
Family Entertainment All Day
Hog Callin’, Rooster Crowin’ & Cow Lowin’ Contests
Crosscut Sawing Contest
Gospel, Bluegrass & Country Music
Old Fashioned Square Dance at 8 pm.