Backus Cornfest set

BACKUS -- The Backus Cornfest “Wolverine Pride” is coming Friday-Sunday, Aug. 9-11, featuring an all-school reunion, dining opportunities, a new car show and fireworks at dusk, as usual.

Following is a schedule of events:

Friday, Aug. 9:

  • 5:30 p.m.: Meat raffle at the Backus American Legion.

  • 6 p.m.: Dinner at the school of sloppy Joes, hot dogs, salad and chips. Cost is $7 for adults, $4 for ages 6-12 and free for children 5 and under with a paying adult. Entry includes social hour fee.

  • 8 p.m.: Social hour at the school, $2.

  • 8 p.m.: Street dance on Front Street with the Wayne Renn Band, with a food booth and beer garden.

Saturday, Aug. 10:

  • 7 a.m.: 5K run hosted by Foothills Christian Academy.

  • 8 a.m.-4 p.m.: Craft and vendor fair on Front Street.

  • 9 a.m.: Roll available at the Pine Mountaineers Senior Center.

  • 9:30 a.m.: Parade line up in the school parking lot.

  • 10 a.m.: Treasure hunt maps available.

  • 11 a.m.: Parade begins with corn feed to follow. Corn feed cost is $10 for adults, $5 for ages 6-12, and free for ages 5 and under with a paying adult. The meal is all-you-can-eat corn on the cob with ham, wild rice hot dish, potato salad and watermelon.

  • 11 a.m.-4 p.m.: Music and games with DJ Walzy.

  • 1 p.m.: Money scramble.

  • 1-4 p.m.: Kids games and relay races on Front Street.

  • 2 p.m.: Cake walk.

  • 2 p.m.: Bean bag and horseshoe toss tournaments at the Backus American Legion.

  • 4-8 p.m.: Fishing bowl tournament near the beer garden.

  • 4-7 p.m.: Games on Front Street with Damascus Way motorcycle club.

  • 8:45 p.m.: 50/50 drawing. Michelle Bergerson won the 2018 pot of $2,000.

  • 8 p.m.-midnight: Street dance in front of Willard’s Saloon and Eatery featuring Tom Endriss.

  • Dusk: Fireworks.

Sunday, Aug. 11:


  • 7:30-11:30 a.m.: Breakfast at the Backus American Legion.

  • 10:30-11:30 a.m.: Church service on Front Street.

  • Noon: Lunch at the Cornfest food booth.

  • Noon: Country Cruisers Car Club on Front Street.

  • 2-5 p.m.: Music by Frankie Lamb at the Backus American Legion.

  • 3 p.m.: Backus American Legion raffle drawing.

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