Head to the Cloud this weekend.
The place where the north begins and the pure waters flow will be hosting a humdinger this weekend with a one-two punch of Homecoming and the new, improved and prepared-to-knock-your-socks-off Trail Town Celebration sharing time in the county seat.
Homecoming in the Cloud is special and the Trail Town celebration happening at the same time gives the whole city a pretty festive atmosphere. Couple that with what will undoubtedly be a stirring halftime performance by the always uber-entertaining White Cloud Band and you have got yourself a party folks, complete with a parade, a little tailgating and the ever popular Braunschweiger Blues Band pounding out some crowd pleasing tunes at the beverage tent in the park.
There will be vendors in the park (including N3WH staff favorite Two Hot Tamales) a scavenger hunt from 4-6pm, free wagon rides to a Haunted Hollow in the park from 6-9pm and the beverage tent (and band) stays open til 10.
And there is also a football game being played as the Indians take on the Holton Red Devils.
Sounds like a lot?
Well that’s just Day One. Warm-up day.
On Saturday there are the running events (latecomers can still jump in starting at 7:30am) with a 10 mile, a 10K, a 5K and a 5K walk to choose from as well as a kayak race. Non-runners who find themselves a bit hungry can partake in the pancake breakfast being served up by the Knights of Columbus 7:30-10:00am
Meanwhile from 10am to 10pm the celebration continues. Food vendors will be serving up some serious grub and the beverage tent promises to quench the thirst that can be worked up when havinga good time. There will be workshops on orienteering, fire making, and shelter making as well as guided hikes, a chili cook-off, a duck race (N3WH invested in a quartet of the little buggers) , and of course, the ever popular rock-painting ..
It will be a day filled with great music from a variety of performers including Dennie Middleton, Sandra Bernard, the Pryer Sisters and the Denise Anderson Connection who will close out the festivities.
This event has grown dramatically from it’s beginnings 2 year ago and provides a fitting tribute to not only the remarkable length of real estate known as the North Country Scenic Tail but of the White Cloud area and the wealth of natural wonders that surround the city.
You know, with a bit brisker fall-like weather on tap this has the makings of one of those classic autumn weekends and what better way to spend it than celebrating the abundance of nature, communing with some friends and neighbors and taking advantage of perhaps one of the last opportunities of the year to hear music played the way it sounds the best…
Check the ad on our home page for Trail Town details and get yourself up to the Cloud for a seriously good time.
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