Monday, August 29, 2011
The tradition down Janesville brings back old favorites along with some new faces
Marching bands, dancing grannies and boats on wheels all brought to mind why people love parades Sunday August 28, as the Muskego Festival Parade rolled down Janesville Road and down Racine Avenue on its way to the festival grounds. More than 90 units took about a hour and a half to complete, but the skies were again clear and the breeze welcome for thousands of spectators who lined the route. The festival wrapped up its 4-day run at 6pm Sunday, and organizers say they will begin planning it all again starting in fall for the 25th Anniversary. The 2012 festival will run August 23-26.
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Parade includes over 75 participants, with a 9/11 memorial float, regional dignitaries, the riveting Chicago South Shore Drill Team, and the Door County Sled Dogs.
People from all over Muskego and surrounding areas are getting their lawn chairs ready for the Muskego Festival Parade, themed “Proud to be an American,” on Sunday, August 27, 2011. This year’s parade includes a 9/11 memorial with an historic I-beam from ground zero at the World Trade Center site, political newsmakers Senator Mary Lazich & Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolous, the Chicago South Shore Drill Team, Door County Sled Dogs, local celebrities and other entertainment, according to Chuck Azzolina, Chairperson. Folks are already marking off curbside spots for the 2-hour parade, which begins at 11:00 a.m. Sunday at Lannon Drive and Janesville Road in Muskego. The parade then heads west on Janesville Road to Racine Avenue, turning …
Monday, August 22, 2011
Veteran's Memorial Park beginning to see the 'bones' of the Muskego Festival take shape.
With just 3 days from the first events on family night - Thursday, August 25 - of the Muskego Festival, Monday saw the first of the rides from Calkins Midway arrive along with the 'mapping' of the layout of the grounds. Thursday's events, beginning at 6 p.m., will include a $16.00 all-you-can-ride wristband special at the midway, as well as food and beverage vendors. One important exception: Thursday is family night, so there is no alcohol served. In addition, the Muskego Teen Advisory Board will present Muskego's Teen Idol contest sponsored by Jim Haag State Farm Insurance in the festival tent from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Click here for a complete listing of events. The Muskego Festival will run from August 25 - 28, with the parade on Sunday …
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Muskego Police issue statement on next weekend's festivities to keep them a truly community event.
The Muskego Festival will again return next weekend, and while Thursday night is a family night where no alcohol is served on the grounds, Muskego Police are reminding patrons that every day is family day. "When you are having a good time, let’s remember that this is a community family event, and behave accordingly," said Lt. Dave Constantineau. "Old County Stadium used to have “The Two Fisted Slopper” that would ruin everyone’s fun. Sometimes our festival can have the same problem," he added. While beer is served at the festival, Constantineau reminded residents that the atmosphere is different than a tavern. "There are children around. Watch your language. In fact, if you are coming to the festival intent on being the “Slopper”, …