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Antigo Area Weekend Activities
The big Badgerland Classics and Customs Car Show, which has expanded this year to include Antigo’s Great Duck Derby, highlights events in the northwoods this weekend.

The show has grown to be one of the largest in the region, drawing antique auto and hot rod enthusiasts from across Wisconsin. And for the second year, it will be downtown, in Antigo’s Peaceful Valley Park, an outstanding venue.

The days ahead will also bring a big fund-raiser for the Langlade County Humane Society, plenty of music in the park, and much more.

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


Classic cars, a veterans tribute and racing rubber duckies will take over Peaceful Valley on Sunday.

Highlighting the day will be the 29th annual car show and swap meet hosted by Badgerland Classics & Customs, with free spectator admission.

Registration begins at 8 a.m., continuing until noon, with activities running until 4 p.m. There will be 27 classes with 90-plus trophies awarded. Special accolades will go to the best stock and modified GM, Fords, Mopar and Orphan vehicles, along with best of show and memorial trophies. There will also be classes for motorcycles, with first through third prizes in stock, dresser customs and vintage bikes. Antique snowmobiles will be on display along with tractors provided by the Northwoods Tractor Club.

There will also be a craft sale for the ladies and a bake sale hosted by Compassionate Friends.

During the car show, Thrivent Financial will be raising money in support of the Never Forgotten Honor Flight. Thrivent is inviting car show spectators to stop at the Sixth Avenue bridge, located right at the edge of Peaceful Valley grounds, during the car show to purchase tickets for a special raffle benefiting the Honor Flight. Top prizes include four Brewer tickets to the Saturday, Sept. 13 game against the Cincinnati Reds, a big screen television, a battery-operated Lil’ Red Corvette remote controlled car and more. Tickets are priced at $5 each or three for 10. The drawing will be held at about 3:30 p.m.

Also Sunday, the Antigo First downtown promotional organization will host Antigo’s Great Duck Derby, with a 50 percent jackpot payback.

The event will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., starting from the Sixth Avenue bridge. The course will be about 100 feet long, with races done in heats.

The winner of each heat will advance to the championship and a chance to win the cash prize.

Tickets for the ducks are $5 each, $15 for a “six quack” and $25 for a “quackers dozen.” Tickets may be purchased up to the start of the final heat.

For those wanting to get an early start on all the activities, Rick’s 45 Roadhouse will host a Hot Rods and Hogs Poker Run Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., with 100 percent payout and door prizes. The event begins and ends at Rick’s, located a mile north of Antigo off Highway 45.


Enjoy Wisconsin craft beers and wines amidst the tranquilty of the River Ridge Flower Farm Saturday at the first Petals for Paws fund-raiser for the Langlade County Humane Society.

The event will run from 6 to 8 p.m. at the farm, located across from Riverview Golf Course at W11915 Highland Rd.

Take a stroll through the gardens and enjoy the antiques and unique history of the barn owned by Kevin and Trudy Bula. Ice cold Wisconisn craft beers and sangria with fresh fruit will be served.

There will also be a forget-me-not prize garden, 50/50 and bucket raffles and a silent auction.

All proceeds will benefit the Humane Society.


Music in the Park continues Monday at the City Park bandstand with MLC Blues Band, sponsored by Dr. Rick Kjome. The show starts at 6:30 p.m. Habitat for Humanity has the pie concession at 5:30 p.m.

On Thursday, Grangers Chord will perform country pop at the park at 6:30 p.m. Of Chorus! will serve 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.

There’s also music at the depot in White Lake on Tuesday. Gary’s Basement Band will perform at 6 p.m. at the depot in a show sponsored by the White Lake Area Historical Society.

Stone Soup Brothers perform gospel music every Wednesday, 4 to 6 p.m., at The Thirsty Soul coffee shop and Christian Bookstore. It is located downtown in the 800 block of Fifth Avenue.

Langlade Youth Vocalists and Entertainers, known by the acronym LYVE, will hold its “Last Blast” performance of the season tonight at 7 p.m. in the Volm Theater at the high school. There is no admission charge but donations are greatly appreciated.


Antigo Sears Hometown Premier Store, located in the North Town Centre, will hold a grand opening celebration event today and Saturday.

Take an extra 10 percent off just about everything and register for door prizes. There will also be a drawing for a BBQ-Pro gas grill. The first 20 customers on Saturday will also receive $10 gift cards.

Get a free Craftsman four-piece barbecue accessory set with every grill sold today and Saturday. The first 20 customers.


The Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary No. 2653 will host a brat and hamburger fry on Saturdays through the end of August at the Antigo Country Store. It will be held each day from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., during the weekly farmers’ market.

The Antigo Knights of Columbus will serve a chicken dinner on Sunday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the hall on Center Street. Enjoy two or four pieces of chicken with all the trimmings.

Northwoods National Bank in Elcho will hold its annual Customer Appreciation Day on Friday, Aug. 22, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stop by for a brat or hot dog.


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

Screenings are 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.

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

The city of Antigo will host an outdoor muvie in the park Tuesday at dusk at Peaceful Valley Park. The movie is free and limited concessions will be available for purchase.


North Central Sales Auctions will hold an enormous sale Saturday, Sunday and Monday at the estate of Beverly and the late Carl Fischer, 525 Plum Road, Rudolph. There are acres and acres and building after building full of old cars, tractors, machinery, farm primitives, tools, sporting goods, horse-drawn equipment, antiques, collectibles and rare items. It is a picker’s paradise. The sale starts at 9 a.m. each day.

A garage sale will be held today until 6 p.m. and Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to noon, at 712 North Ave. Lawn tools, dog kennels, team sports apparel, furniture and more will be sold.

A multi-family rummage sale will be held until 8 p.m. tonight at 1135 Pine St. Adult and children’s clothing, books, toys , shoes, televisions and more will all be available.


Fall bowling leagues are now forming at North Star Lanes. Organizational meetings include Men’s Tuesday League, Aug. 26, 6 p.m.; Men’s Thursday League, Aug. 28, 6 p.m.; Saturday Couples League, Sept. 2 at 6 p.m.; Women’s Monday League, Aug. 25 at 6 p.m.; Women’s Wednesday League, Aug. 27 at 6 p.m.; Women’s Thursday Afternoon League, Aug. 28 at 1 p.m. Call 715 627-4325 or stop by North Star to sign up or for more information.

The city of Antigo is now holding registrations for flag football, open to youngsters in 4K through grade four. Start date is Sept. 15. Register online at

Equipment handout and registration fort the Dave Brandt Youth Football League for fifth and sixth graders will be held Tuesday at 5 p.m. ay Jaycee Park. First practice is Thursday night.


Evergreen Terrace will host an open house birthday party on Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m., for Betty Zittel, Vivian Simon, Mary Ann Mertens, Lorraine Servi, Jo Koszarek and Virginia Smith. Enjoy live music, birthday cake and beverages.

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 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.

AARP is bringing real possibilities to Antigo. Stop by The Refuge Restaurant & Northwoods Bar on Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., to hear about what AARP has to offer. Show your AARP card and receive a coupon for $5 off lunch.

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Antigo, WI 54409
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Antigo, WI 54409
Phone: 715-623-4191
Fax: 715-623-4193
Mail to: Fred Berner
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