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Antigo Area Weekend Activities
Antigo’s mid midweek Customer Appreciation Day arrives on Wednesday, offering bargain prices on food and refreshments, along with live music and camaraderie.

The days ahead will also bring German night to the Music in the Park series Monday, a big tractor pull at Suring, Triple R Riding Club reunion in Elton, and much more as the busy summer season continues.

A look at activities, taken from the Antigo Daily Journal’s advertising columns, follows:



Antigo’s annual Customer Appreciation Day returns to the Langlade County Fairgrounds in Wednesday afternoon.

Sponsored by the Antigo/Langlade County Chamber of Commerce and the county’s Fairgrounds Promotional Committee, activities are slated from 5 to 9 p.m. in the multi-purpose building. There is no admission charge and everyone is welcome.

Entertainment will be provided by LYVE from 5 to 6 p.m. and Jagged Highway from 6 to 9 p.m. The menu will include Peroutka’s brats for $1.25; beer for $1.25 a cup; Edelman hot dogs, $1; Sue’s sweet corn, $1; ice cream, $1; soda and water. 75 cents; and popcorn, 75 cents a bag.


Second Edition playing polkas and waltzes in a show sponsored by the Antigo Lions Club, who will also be serving up German food Monday for Music in the Park at the City Park bandstand. The show starts at 6:30 p.m. Antigo Area Food Pantry has the pie concession at 5:30 p.m. and will also receive the proceeds from the food sales.

On Thursday, The Dang-Its will play country bluegrass starting at 6:30 p.m. The Community Special Needs Bible Class will serve barbecued plates and pies at 5:30 p.m.

Remember to bring a lawn chair.

In case of rain, concerts will be held in the Antigo High School commons.


The Suring Summer Shootout Badger State Tractor Pull will be held Saturday beginning at 7 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park in Suring.

There will be live music with the Mad Cats Band from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. and food and beverages on the grounds. Join in the Calcutta tractor auction, conducted by North Central Sales of Antigo. Buyers will receive eliminator rides and promotional items. The winner will get half of the pot.

Admission is $10.


Elcho United Church of Christ Men’s Club will hold a fish fry tonight beginning at 4 p.m. at the Jack LaMar Pavilion located behind the church. Enjoy fried or broiled fish, potato, coleslaw, beverage and dessert.

Sammy’s Bar and Grill on Waterpower Lake is now offering Shrimp Fest Thursdays. Mix and match deep-fried shrimp, coconut breaded shrimp and stuffed and deep-fried shrimp served with coleslaw and choice of French fries or Sammy spuds. The restaurant begins serving lunch at noon and dinner at 5 p.m.

A pork roast, sauerkraut and potato dumpling dinner will be held Tuesday, 4 to 7 p.m., at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Cost is $8.50 a plate including dessert.


Langlade County’s Triple R Riding Club, whose initials stand for riding, racing and recreation, will hold its first ever reunion on Saturday.

The club’s records indicate its first organizational meeting was held in June, 1951, and at 63 years old and counting, it may well be the oldest continually active riding clubs in Wisconsin.

The reunion will start at noon at the Crocker Hills horseback riding and sled dog trails located on Fraley Road off Highway 64 east of Elton. There will be a lunchtime cookout, display of artifacts, slide show and plenty of time for riding and visiting.


Now showing at the Palace Twin Theater are “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” rated PG , and “Guardians of the Universe,” rated PG-13 .

“Turtles” is playing Friday and Saturday at 7 and 9 p.m.; Sunday through Thursday at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 p.m.

“Guardians” will be screened Friday and Saturday at 7 and 9:15 p.m.; Sunday through Thursday at 5:15 and 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 p.m.

The Palace offers $5 Tuesday movie deals, with all movies plus a free small popcorn for five bucks.


The Antigo Theater Guild will be hosting a series of summer workshops designed to help new and experienced actors, ages high school through adults, gain more insight into the workings of the stage.

Topics include a children’s workshop on Tuesday, 6 to 7:30 p.m.; singing “master class” on Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m.; and stage make-up basics and round two of dance choreography on Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m.

Experienced local theater performers and directors will be leading each night at the Volm Theater at Antigo High School.

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A big sale is being held at 1628 10th Ave. through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Antiques, children’s and adult clothing, household goods, quilts and lots of collectibles are available.


The 34th annual Tater Trot race will be held Saturday, starting and finishing at City Park. The one-mile fun run kicks off at 8:30 a.m. followed by the 10K run at 9 a.m. and the four-mile run/walk at 9:05 a.m. Registration remains open. Visit for more information. The motto of the event is “Keep Calm and Run the Tater.”

The Cocktail Cage in Polar will mix dining and shooting tonight and Saturday. Enjoy a fish fry basket and 25-bird round for $9.95. Serving and throwing will be from noon to 10 p.m. both days.

Reserved tickets for Antigo High School football games will go on sale in the high school athletic office starting at noon on Tuesday and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily after that date. Adult season tickets are $15 and adult reserve single game, $5.

Meet the Antigo High School Red Robin football team Thursday at Schofield Stadium. Food will be served at 4 p.m. with team introductions at 6 p.m.

Sunday is Fun Day at North Star Lanes. Enjoy bowling for 50 cents per game from 6 to 9 p.m.


The Langlade County Historical Society Museum is operating its summer hours, Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Old Corner School at Neva Corners is open through the summer on weekends, noon to 4 p.m.

The White Lake Area Historical Society’s Depot Museum and Historical Center, are now open for the summer. Hours are Saturdays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., or by appointment.

Antigo Visual Artists present Stephen Wysocki Fine Art Plein Air Paintings are on display through Aug. 30 in the gallery located in the Langlade County Historical Society Museum.

“Purely Prints” is on view through Aug. 24 at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau. There is always free admission.

Friends and family are invited to celebrate the life of Robert Berg, who died on Jan. 30, Saturday beginning at 3 p.m. at the Aniwa Community Center gymnasium. There will be food, refreshments and music. Please bring a lawn chair.

Antigo High School’s class of 1969 will hold its 45-year reunion Saturday at the Edison Club. Registration is at 7 p.m. Teachers and their spouses are welcome to join in the fun.

It’s nearly back-to-school time, and the Antigo school district is planning a backpack distribution on Thursday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Middle School gymnasium. Backpacks with basic school supplies for students in kindergarten through 12th grade will be available for families in need.

A home food preservation workshop on pressure canning vegetables and canning pickles will be held Tuesday, 3 to 7:30 p.m., at Antigo High School. Pre-registration is required today by calling the UW-Extension office at 715-627-6236.

Antigo United Methodist Church will hold a blessing of the animals on Sunday at 10 a.m. in the parish hall. Bring your pets to be blessed during the worship service. Refreshments will follow.

Breastfeeding mothers are invited to the third annual World Breastfeeding Celebration picnic at City Park on Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. Bring a dish to pass. For more information, contact Mary Cerny, RN, at 715 623-9898.

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Antigo, WI 54409
Phone: 715-623-4191
Fax: 715-623-4193
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612 Superior Street,
Antigo, WI 54409
Phone: 715-623-4191
Fax: 715-623-4193
Mail to: Fred Berner
MapOnUs Location: (local)

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