Celebrating family fun
49th Scandinavia Corn Roast slated for Friday through Sunday, Aug. 4-6
The 49th Scandinavia Corn Roast Weekend will be held Aug. 4-6 at Ellison Memorial Park in Scandinavia.
All weekend long enjoy carnival rides and concessions by Sheridan Amusements, food and refreshments and entertainment,
A Friday night fish fry will be available.
Saturday includes the parade on Main Street at 10 a.m., and the farm and antique tractor pulls at 11:30 a.m.
The Scandinavia Booster Club invites people, groups or business to participate in the 49th Annual Corn Roast Parade. This year’s theme is Favorite Western TV Shows.
There is no fee for the parade and entries will be judged with first through third place trophies being awarded. Three honorable mention awards will also be presented.
Sunday includes an outdoor church service with music by Shepherds Quarter at 9:30 a.m., the Corn Roast at 11:00 a.m., the Pie & Ice Cream Social at noon, truck pulls at 1 p.m., and a BABA ballgame – Scandinavia Vikings vs. WeyMont at 1:30 p.m.
The Scandinavia Corn Roast Chainsaw Artist Wood Sculpting Competition began in 2012. This event will again be held in conjunction with the corn roast weekend.
The event includes live auctions of the quick carve items each day with the carvings being auctioned on Sunday.
The Scandinavia Corn Roast has been called simply entertaining as it will feature entertainment for all ages.
Friday, Aug. 4, includes the acoustical duo of Jim Hotvedt and Jim Prideaux at 5 p.m., then the Scandinavia Firemen’s Dance featuring Raised Reckless at 7:30 p.m.
Raised Reckless is a country band out of central Wisconsin.
As a quartet of talented instrumentalists, they bring their diverse set of experiences to create a show that features their virtuosic instrumental playing laced with tight vocal arrangements.
A Raised Reckless show includes plenty of new and old country recognized by all with twists and turns into classic rock along the way.
On Saturday Aug. 5, enjoy music by the Iola-Scandinavia School Band at 11:30 a.m., the Old Time Sounds at 12:30 p.m., Orlow and the CWB Band at 4 p.m., and RPM at 8 p.m.
Entertaining live music lovers for decades, RPM has established itself as one of Wisconsin’s premier live music acts.
A staple in northeast Wisconsin’s Fox Valley scene, RPM has helped put this hotbed of musical talent on the map.
With an ever-evolving cover song list that blurs genres from classic and new rock, to country, to the latest pop hits, this five-piece band is musical blend of guitars, keyboards, horns, and percussion.
Sunday, Aug. 6, includes music throughout the day by Dem Folk. Railroad Ron and Dead Horses take separate stages at noon and the evening wraps up with The Jimmy’s at 4 p.m.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel featured a story, “5 Wisconsin bands to watch in 2017” and on that list was Dead Horses.
Originally hailing from a Wisconsin town made world famous by a pair of overalls (Oshkosh B’Gosh), the now Milwaukee-based band have cultivated a sensibility well beyond their years due in part to the powerful musical and literary force that is their frontwoman and songwriter, Sarah Vos.
Raised on Bible hymns by her preacher father, Vos’ backstory sounds more like that of an old bluesman from the Mississippi Delta than a young folk singer from Wisconsin.
Despite their youth, Dead Horses have crafted a timeless sound, informed as much by modern roots music as it is by the classics.
Following the release of their sophomore album “Space and Time” in 2014, Dead Horses have toured tirelessly. From ballrooms to festivals, and most recently with a drummer in tow, Dead Horses have performed with Trampled by Turtles, Mandolin Orange, and Elephant Revival, as well as on mainstages at Bristol Rhythm and Roots, WinterWonderGrass, Americana Music Festival, and Red Ants Pants.
At one such fateful festival, Dead Horses piqued the interest of Ken Coomer (Wilco, Uncle Tupelo) who later invited the band to his studio to record their latest album, “Cartoon Moon.”
The Wisconsin Area Music Industry recently awarded the band with honors in three categories: Album of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year, and Bluegrass/Americana Band of the Year.
The Jimmys have been tearing up stages with their blend of blues, soul, funk and R&B for nearly 10 years. Award-winning keyboardist/singer/songwriter Jimmy Voegeli has put together an all-star lineup: Perry Weber, veteran blues guitarist/singer/songwriter; Mauro Magellan, of the Georgia Satellites; John Wartenweiler with his powerful bass lines and deep groove; the Amateur Horn Stars – Pete Ross, Saxophone; Darren Sterud, trombone; and Mike Boman, trumpet – all combine for 50 plus years of experience touring the world with Clyde Stubblefield, the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Davina and the Vagabonds, Youngblood Brass Band, B.B. King and his All Stars, and many others.
Voegeli was named the WAMI Keyboardist of the Year for 2011 and 2015, and in 2012 Best Swing/Big Band Ensemble.
Saturday and Sunday will also feature UB The Band and Dizzy D. Clown – children’s entertainers.
Each day Sheridan Amusements will fill the midway with rides and attractions. They will feature a $20 five-hour wristband ride special each day: Friday, Aug. 4, from 5 to 10 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 5, from noon to 5 p.m.; and Sunday Aug. 6, from noon to 5 p.m.
Individual tickets will also be available.
Individuals are asked to donate a pie or cake for the pie and ice cream social. These may be dropped off at the Scandinavia Corn Roast Tradeshow Building either Saturday afternoon/evening or Sunday morning prior to 11 a.m.
Please note that Sunday is the only day corn will be served. Located at Ellison Memorial Park (110 Industrial Park Drive) in Scandinavia this is a well-rounded family event.
Some events may be postponed or cancelled due to inclement weather. Schedules are subject to change without notice.
Admission each day: $5 for adults, $3 for ages 13-21 and free for 12 and under.
For more information visit www.cornroast.net, email [email protected] or call 715-467-2366.