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Augustfest coming to Wautoma Saturday, Aug. 8

This year’s Augustfest will be held Saturday, Aug. 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Wautoma City Library Park on the corner of Hwy. 21/22/73. For the second year, Jim Button from Evergreen Campsite, Wild Rose, will once again bring his Chippy Express and offer free shuttle rides from Wautoma High School on Hwy. 22 South (Cambridge St.) to the Library Park. This will make it convenient for everyone to attend and the kids will love the Chippy Express Ride.

Festivities will kick off with the famous Waushara-Wautoma Senior Citizens homemade donuts and coffee at 9 a.m. There will be free pony rides on the north side of the World War II Memorial Building (the former Gables) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

A girls and a boys bike have been donated by Wautoma Rotary and Wade’z Bike Shop, Wautoma, to be raffled away by children who register at the Lions Club booth in Library Park. Helmets will be given to the winner compliments of Waushara County Health Department. The winners of the bike raffle will be announced at 2:45 p.m.

 Also at the Wautoma Lions booth you can buy your duck tickets for the duck race at 3 p.m. and win one of 80 prizes. 

Children and adults will be amazed at the magic tricks performed by magician Ryan Radke using cards and coins. Dizzy D Balloon Twister will be in the park for the afternoon making balloon animals, flowers, headbands, and more.

The silent auction will be held inside the World War II Memorial Building and will include an array of items donated by area businesses. Also inside the World War II Memorial a quilt show and boutique where in addition to viewing the beautiful handmade quilts, there will be a chance for children to cut fabric into fish shapes to be used for a quilt. The Rural Rembrandts Art Club will have a show and sale, which will allow participants the opportunity to view and purchase some of the finest artwork by local artists. 

To make it easier this year and because Augustfest is grateful to the community for donations, if a bidder bids within $5 of the value they can take the item or gift certificate with them. This will be great for tourists and residents who are not available at 3 p.m. when the bidding closes, but wishes to support Augustfest. 

All the monies raised at the auction go towards expenses for the event and any profit will be donated back to the city for Christmas decorations. 

There will be a variety of food and refreshments offered by the Wautoma Kiwanis, Culver’s, American Legion Auxiliary, Wautoma High School Encore Group, and Wautoma United Methodist Church. 

Come out and have fun at the family-friendly event held in downtown Wautoma.