Look for the full Stipes Shows Carnival that will be set up in the school practice fields behind Sailer’s, off Omaha Avenue and west of the Elmwood Cenex C Store for UFO Days 2017 Friday, July 28 thru Sunday, July 30. Submitted photo
Look for the full Stipes Shows Carnival that will be set up in the school practice fields behind Sailer’s, off Omaha Avenue and west of the Elmwood Cenex C Store for UFO Days 2017 Friday, July 28 thru Sunday, July 30. Submitted photo

Submitted by Marybeth Tschumperlin, EACC

ELMWOOD, WI -- Do you remember the first carnival your parents took you to?  The exciting sounds, the bright lights, the smell of the scrumptious fair food, the thrilling rides – it was all pure magic!  Especially if you were lucky enough to attend at night - it was beautiful and surreal!! 

Well, this year the Elmwood Area Community Club (EACC) is bringing the magic of the carnival back to UFO Days 2017 Friday, July 28 thru Sunday, July 30 – it’s been quite a few years since the last time we had a full-fledged carnival as part of our annual “out-of-this-world” celebration.  You can once again relive the magical time of the carnival………. the rides for all ages, from the Ferris Wheel and Super Slide to the hair-raising Gravitron and the always popular Merry-Go-Round.

Of course, you will have a good appetite after all those rides for some tasty fair food, like hand-dipped Corn Dogs-Regular & Footlong, Footlong Hot Dogs, French Fries, Soft Pretzels, Chili Fries, Popcorn, Cotton Candy, Sno-Kones, Caramel Apples, Nachos, Cheese Curds, Mini Donuts, and plenty of cold soft drinks too as well as hot chocolate, cappuccino, coffee and refreshing cold bottled water!

Memories are made under the bright lights of the Midway and there are the games of skill and chance to try – who knows, you may just win that huge stuffed bear on the top row!!!

For about 5 months out of the year, Stipe Shows moves a caravan of 15 rides and a myriad of other vehicles and equipment to fairs and festivals all over eastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Stipe Shows has returned to many of the same celebrations and fairs each year for decades, and they continue to add new dates in hope of finding other great events to share their midway, food and games with.

Stipe Shows will be open for everyone’s enjoyment for the duration of UFO Days – so plan to take your kids, grandkids or your significant other on a stroll down the midway, as you enjoy all the activities of the UFO Days 2017!

Look for the full Stipes Shows Carnival that will be set up in the school practice fields behind Sailer’s, off Omaha Avenue and west of the Elmwood Cenex C Store.

The Elmwood Area Community Club thanks you for your continued support of our yearly celebration and hope everyone has an enjoyable “out-of-this-world” week-end!

For more about UFO Days 2017, with a full schedule of events, a “Fond Farewell” from the 2016-17 Miss Elmwood and her Royal Court and additional information about the Stipe Shows and more, be sure and check out the special UFO Days insert in this edition of the Sun-Argus.