Tons of Family Events this Weekend in Central Wisconsin

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

Families in northcentral Wisconsin will have a ton of choices for events to take part in the weekend of June 6 to June 8. Below are list of activities list by county.

Adams County

Rome Farmer's Market opens for season
Open every Friday during summer season.
08:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Alpine Village Business Park - Town of Rome
Highway 13 and Alpine Drive
Nekoosa, WI 54457

Open House Roche-A-Cri State Park
Free admission and fishing weekend at all State Parks.
Roche-A-Cri State Park
1767 State Highway 13
Friendship, WI 53934

Clark County

Neillsville Farmers Market
Sniteman Town Square Park, located at the intersection of Hewett Street (State Highway 73) and Fifth Streets
Saturdays 8am-Noon

Reed School Tours
Open 10am-4pm Saturdays and Sundays from May 3 through October 26
The school was built in 1915 in the town of Grant in Clark County and served as a one-room country school through the 1951 school year.
Reed School is located about three miles east of Neillsville at the intersection of U.S. Highway 10 and Cardinal Avenue.

Neillsville Dairy Breakfast
Sunday, June 8
7am - Noon
Parking N5399 State Hwy. 73, Neillsville; Event: N6651 State Hwy. 73, Greenwood
Delicious food and family fun. Special feature - gluten-free pancakes. Entertainment by the Marshfield Hoe Downers Square Dance Club and music by The Danish Peasant. Petting zoo, antique tractor display, and kids' activities.
Neillsville Area Chamber of Commerce - 715-743-6444

Florence County

4th Annual Kids' Fishing Day
Saturday, June 7, 2014
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Lost Lake Campground - From Florence, take HWY 70 west for 17 miles to intersection with 2450 (Dream Lake Rd.). Turn left (south) on 2450 and drive 1 mile to 2156 (Chipmunk Rapids Rd.). Continue 3.2 miles to event.
•Shoreline fishing
•Casting contest
•Bring your own equipment or use our bait and tackle.
•Free food
•Raffle prizes

Langlade County

Sat, Jun 7, 2014
All Day
Langlade County Historical Society Museum
The members of the Langlade County Historical Society will host a special garage sale on the Museum grounds.
404 Superior Street

Habitat For Humanity Plant Sale
Sat, Jun 7
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
BMO Harris Bank Drive-Thru Parking Lot
Gardeners - donate your excess plants and purchase new plants donated by other local gardeners. At the BMO Harris Bank Drive-Thru parking lot (516 Clermont St). All proceeds to benefit Habitat for Humanity.
Plant donations will be accepted on-site between 7 & 8 am the morning of the sale.
BMO Harris Bank Drive-Thru Parking Lot

Kids Fishing Day
516 Clermont St
Sat, Jun 7
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Kids and youth will have an opportunity to do a little fishing at Antigo City Park, courtesy of Trout Unlimited. Food and activities will be provided.
Antigo City Park
Aurora Street between 8th & 9th Avenues

American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Langlade County
6pm Friday - 9am Saturday
Antigo High School Listle Field
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a fun-filled event that mobilizes communities throughout the country to celebrate survivors, remember loved ones and raise money for the fight against cancer. Teams members and survivors gather and take turns circling a path or track. Because cancer never sleeps, each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the overnight event. Relay brings together friends, family, businesses, hospitals, schools, and places of worship…people from all walks of life! The team members seek donations and do fundraising events prior to Relay; all funds support the mission of the American Cancer Society – to eliminate cancer.
Diane Geis Hapka, American Cancer Society staff, at 715-277-4392

Lincoln County
Wisconsin River Pro Rodeo
Friday, June 6 to Sunday, June 8
Wisconsin River Pro Rodeo presents the Annual Rodeo right here in Merrill at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds. Show times are Friday 7pm, Saturday night at 6:30pm, and Sunday at 1pm. Fun for the whole family.
Other events that will be happening before the Rodeo- Antique Stock Tractor Pull.
Tickets will be available for purchase at Merrill Chamber, Brickner's Motor, Brickner's Park City, Brickner Chrysler Center, Brickner's fo Antigo, Tomahawk Chamber, Blue Haven Stable, Duwayne Kreager Insurance, Trig's Food Rhinelander, Eagles Club Merrill, Marathon Town & County, Images Salon, and Queen Contestest.

Daddy - Daughter Dance
Sunday, June 8
1pm - 4pm
Eagles Club, 1205 Lake Street, Merrill, WI 54452
This is the very first Daddy Daughter Dance for the center and the community. All ages welcome.
$5.00 per person (includes flower, snack and music)
Tickets available at the Door
Advanced tickets can be purchased at the Merrill Area Community Enrichment Center
Or phone (715) 536-4226 for more information.

Marathon County

Weston Aquatic Center Opens June 7 at 11:00am.
Cost is $4
Enjoy all the exciting amenities including a 300 foot water slide, extreme body slide, a large drop slide, zero-depth entry, a one meter diving board, lap swimming lanes, play structures, volleyball, picnic area and more!

2nd Annual Bike and Brat Demo Day
Saturday, June 7
10:30am - 3pm
Nine Mile County Forest
Ride demo mountain & road bikes on pre-marked routes from 10:30-3PM for new riders of all levels.
For those who already have a bike, group led rides will be at Noon--Mountain and Road (Helmets and your own bike are required for the group rides)
Maintainence clinics will be available such as changing a flat, suspension tuning and more.
Brats and bake goods available for a small donation.
Hosted by CWOCC and the Wausau Wheelers

Art Park Open Studio
Saturday, June 7 from 1pm - 3pm
Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, 700 North 12th Street Wausau, WI
All ages make nature-themed prints with provided materials. Bring the family for drop-in self-directed fun.
Visitor Services, 715.845.7010,

Marathon Fun Run Motorcycle Ride and Kickball Tournament
Saturday, June 7 at 8am
Veteran's Park, Marathon, WI
The Marathon Police Department in partnership with the Marathon Lions Club will host the 13th annual Motorcycle Fun Run and Kickball Tournament benefitting Special Olympics and other local charities.
Motorcycle Ride-Registration begins at 8:00am, driver brief at 9:45am, ride leaves at 10:00am. Route is over 120 relaxing miles through Marathon and Portage counties with 2 stops. Lunch and dinner provided. $25 minimum pledge per driver, $20 per passenger. Live music by Led West at 7:00pm. Silent auction, 50/50 raffles and buckets.
Kickball Tournament- double elimination, $15 entry fee per person, t-shirt and dinner included. Limited to the first 10 teams registered, 10-14 person teams, 10 people on the field during play, must have a minimum or 4 women on the field at all times. Must be 15 years old and up. Games begin at 8:45am, 45 minute long games, new games start at the top of the hour.

For event information and to register visit To register a kickball team or if you have any questions contact Andrew Crabb at 715-443-2470 or For questions about the motorcycle ride email

Portage County

6th Annual Cops-n-Bobbers Fishing Outing
Saturday, June 7, 2014
9:00 a.m. to Noon
Bukolt Park Shelter

•Enjoy a day of fishing with local law enforcement officials.
•Instruction provided from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
•Prizes and lunch from 11:00 a.m. to Noon.
Bait and some gear is available for loan; bring your own if you have it.


•Deadline: June 2, 2014
•Registration is appreciated to help us plan for food and t-shirts.
•Please call the Portage County Sheriff non-emergency, 715-346-1400 and ask to register for the Cops-n-Bobbers Program. Callers will be forwarded to Deputy Koepsell's voicemail.
•You may also register by emailing Portage County Deputy Eric Koepsell or Plover Police Officer Seth Pionke.
•When registering, leave your name and contact information, number of attendees, if equipment is needed and shirt sizes for children (indicate youth or adult sizes; S, M, L, XL, XXL).
•Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. on the day of the event. Please arrive early so you'll be ready to go at 9!

Special Olympics State Summer Games
Come and cheer on hundreds of athletes
June 4 to 7
2100 Main St
Stevens Point WI 54481

Wood County

Youth Outdoors Day
Saturday, June 7
9am - 3pm
Lake Wazeecha Red Sands Beach
Enjoy over 20 outdoor related activities ranging from archery and pellet rifles to duck calling, fishing and compass reading, canoeing and rock climbing. This is a free event and includes lunch and raffle prizes

Point Basse Pioneer Festival
Saturday, June 7
346 Wakely Road, Nekoosa
Come and celebrate our heritage at the annual Point Basse Pioneer Festival the weekend of June 7-8. Explore the home of Robert and Mary Wakley (c. 1840) check out the log barn, blacksmith shop, carpenters shop,a working ice house, the fur trade cabin, 1 room school and lots more. Visit the camps of the many re-enactors who will be there to demonstrate the life of the early settlers to central Wisconsin. Historic Point Basse is a living history center dedicated to education. Come and spend the day, there will be many events you can participate in. Food and beverage are available.

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