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25th StrawberryFest Model Railroad Show & Model Contest

Jun 21, 2014 - Jun 22, 2014 Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 10am - 3pm

Waupaca Recreation Center, 407 School St., Waupaca, WI 54981
Two days of model railroading fun in two huge gyms. See small to gigantic operating train layouts (including a Lego layout), race Lionel trains, switch a train with Conductor Carlson, play with Thomas the Tank Engine and his Chuggington Station friends (hands-on kid’s layout), purchase supplies and equipment from hobby shop dealers and vendors. Attractions include new layouts, vendors and dealers. For more info contact Dennis Cook, (715) 824-2045,
Learn and share modeling skills with masterful modelers Mark Lasse and Fred Furkis as the demonstrate how its done.

Model Contest – Saturday only. Adult and junior categories. All modelers invited to participate. Categories: cars, trucks, trains, ships, aircraft, scenery, Legos, photos and miscellaneous. Rules and entry forms available at .

After a great meal and strawberry short cake at Virgie’s Railroad Diner, visit the Waupaca Soo Line railroad depot to see its continued restoration and new additions (Depot Saturday only).

Dennis Cook, (715) 824-2045

Yellow River Folk Music Fest

Jun 28, 2014 11am - 7pm

Forts Folle Avoine Historical Park 8500 Cty Rd U Danbury Wi
Three stages with continuous music all day. Performers include Grammy award winning Okee Dokee Brothers, Monroe Crossing, Mc Kinnis Kitchen, Duck for the Oysters and more.Food, drink, arts, crafts, vendors. Adults $20, Children(6-17)$10, under 6 free


Art & More on the Lakeshore

Jul 5, 2014 9am - 4pm

Elk Lake Park, Phillips, WI
41st annual art & crafts show & sale all art made by the artist selling them. Music, & food at a park by the lake.

J Kozak 715-332-5297

41st Annual Gem, Mineral, Fossil & Jewelry Show

May 3, 2014 - May 4, 2014 Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 10am - 4pm

Marshfield High School Fieldhouse , 1401 Becker Rd., Marshfield
Gem, Mineral, Fossil & Jewelry show featuring "Marvelous Minerals, Awesome Agates, and Fantastic Fossils". There will be dealers, displays, speakers, rock identification, kid's activities and continuous silent auctions. Free admission, donations accepted for scholarships

Cynthia Kelman, 715-387-8782,

46th Annual Gem and Mineral Show

Jul 18, 2014 - Jul 19, 2014 Friday 10am - 6pm, Saturday 9am - 5pm

Lakeland Union High School, Minocqua, WI
Theme: Wonderful World of Crystals

The popular “Kids Store”, Gems, Beads, Minerals, Fossils, Jewelry, Speakers, Silent Auctions, Door Prizes, and Demonstrations.
Several geologists will be onsite to help identify
minerals and stones.

Northwoods Wildlife Center will promote wildlife education
Northwoods Children’s Museum will have children activities

Pattie Hartmann 715-477-2519

Ladies Lifestyle Expo

Apr 22, 2014 5pm - 9pm

Smith Center, 1100 Marc Drive, Merrill, WI 54452
This is the 7th annual Ladies Lifestyle Expo. There will be over 45 vendors on site displaying their products. This is a cash and carry event. Door open at 5:00, Hair and Fashion Show will be presented by The Fresh Boutique and Waves Full Service Salon. Food and drinks will be available through Merrill Youth Hockey. All proceeds to benefit a non-profit organization. The Ladies Lifestyle Expo is presented by Marshfield Clinic and Blooming Wishes LLC.

Dawn Smith - 715-536-7313