FERRYVILLE - Tractor Pull, Fun, Food, Farmers Market and Fireworks – All in Ferryville on Saturday, July 28 at River Bluff Daze. Mark your calendar now and be sure to be there! For more details go to www.visitferryville.com
At 8:30 a.m., join an expert guide for nature hike at Sugar Creek Bluff. Meet at the Ferryville Boat Landing to carpool up to Sugar Creek Bluff. Hikers will see birds, wildlife, wildflowers and experience the panoramic view of the Mississippi River Valley, sponsored by the Ferryville Tourism Council.
At 9 a.m. - Farmers Market in Sugar Creek Park - featuring Amish goods, produce, crafts, quilts, birdhouses, yard ornaments and a variety of products plus free coffee to sip while it lasts. A new feature is Shullsburg cheese and meat products for sale. There will be music by the Dawg House Garage Band and also Driftless Artist and songwriter Marc Bulandr. Are you hungry? Enjoy the Brat Fry by the Ferryville Farmers Market Committee featuring Wisconsin brats.
Transportation between Sugar Creek Park and the Ferryville Community Center for the Tractor Pull will be available via tractor and wagon.
10 a.m.-noon - The Antique tractor pull Weigh-in starts. At noon SHARP, the 12th Annual Antique Tractor Pull hosted and organized by the Ferryville Antique Tractor Association begins at the Ferryville Community Center. New this year – Free Pedal Pull for kids ages four to 12 with trophies awarded. For the other tractor drivers - there are three classes for the pull. The Antique Class, Ageless Farm Class and Non-Turbo Farm Class. To register for the Antique Tractor Pull, go to www.ferryvilletractor.com. The Antique Tractor Association Raffle Tickets can be purchased for $5 now and at the event. There are many drawings for prizes in the afternoon.
And….at noon, children are invited to participate in the Kids Games at the Ferryville Fire Department. Authentic Chicago Style Vienna Beef Hotdogs and Beef Sandwiches from Novi’s Beef in Berwyn, Illinois and beverages are available at the Community Center provided by Freeman Lutheran Church. Beverages will be sold by the Ferryville Fire Department & First Responders.
Entertainment will be provided by Marc B., sharing a mix of original and cover songs. Marc’s debut song, ‘Driftless’ (a love song to the region) will be performed and offered for sale as part of the launch of his #25forGood, where 25 percent of all gigs booked in the Driftless area are donated to local causes.
The annual Ferryville Vision & Promotion Raffle this year features a “one of a kind” absolutely gorgeous King/Queen Size Quilt (Value of $700) created by local quilt artist Diane Rosenthal as well as a ‘Kay’s Potiques - a Hi Fired original unique design’ stoneware bowl (Value of $120) and a $100 Cabela’s gift certificate. Raffle tickets are available all day for $1/ticket or $5 for 6 tickets at the Community Center. These raffle items will be drawn at 9 p.m. Proceeds go to the Playground Fund.
At 4:30 p.m., the activities move downtown where the restaurants – The Wooden Nickel, Kit’s Sportsman’s and Swing Inn - will all have food specials.
At 5 p.m., the music stage located at River View Park in the heart of downtown Ferryville will have ‘Linda & The Zero’s’ sponsored by the Wooden Nickel Saloon, Kit’s Sportsman’s and Ferryville Cheese.
At dusk, the fireworks start. The very best fireworks show around is put on each year by Mike & Roberta Callaway and staff of Cheapo Depot/Fireworks Outlet and also sponsored by Ferryville Vision and Promotion Board with donations from the entire community.
Come to Ferryville on Saturday, July 28 for a fun-filled day and free fireworks.