The Lake Mills Town and Country Day Parade will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m.

The route will start at CP Avenue and travel down Lake Street to Madison Street to North Main Street ending at Prospect Street.

“We have approximately 60 parade entries this year,” said Amy Phillips, Lake Mills Area Chamber of Commerce executive director. “The entries include Sam the Wheeler, T.J. Howard’s Rocket Cycle, Whistles on Wheels, The Cottage Grove Lions “Whistlers”, The Rock River Concord Marching Band, Pioneer Drum and Bugle Corps and our own fantastic local marching bands.”

The carnival rides and midway will be downtown all weekend long Thursday through Sunday. Tickets are for sale in advance through June 28 at 4 p.m. at the Lake Mills Leader office. The cost for six tickets will be $12. Advanced tickets are one ride per ticket. Tickets purchased at the park will cost three and four tickets. A portion of the proceeds of advanced tickets goes to the Lake Mills American Legion Post 67. Checks may be made to the American Legion. Wristbands are only for sale at the festival by the carnival. The cost is $20 per session.

After the parade the Lake Mills FFA will sell barbeques pork sandwiches and sandwich plates in the park.

The 30th annual Optimist Club Big Wheel Race will take place after the parade in the Leader Building parking lot.

Bands will be entertaining all weekend in the Sons of the American Legion Beer Tent.

The schedule is as follows: Thursday, June 27 Jake’s Room will perform 7-10 p.m., Friday, June 28 Up All Night will hit the stage from 8 p.m. to midnight. Saturday, June 29 the tent will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m., Smart Mouth will perform 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., Cherry Pie will take the stage from 8 p.m. to midnight. On Sunday Paul Filipowicz will perform from 1 to 4 p.m.

The beer tent will be for those 21 and over. There will be a $5 cover charge Friday and Saturday evening. Military personnel with ID will be admitted free.

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