WAKEFIELD – Join in the fun in Wakefield this weekend for the annual Balloons ‘N BBQ set to kick off on Friday at 4 p.m. Weather permitting the first air balloon lift off is scheduled for 4 p.m. while Wakefield Elementary School will hold Grandparent’s Day all throughout Friday. At 5 p.m. there will be a Flag Retirement Ceremony presented by the Wakefield Boy Scouts held at Veterans Park. The steak feed will also begin at 5 p.m. at the Legion Hall on Main Street.
Saturday is jam packed with fun activities for all ages starting with another balloon lift off at the Wakefield School at sunrise if the weather is permitting. Wayne State College baseball and football players will help serve the omelet feed from 7-10 a.m. at the Legion Hall. At 7:30 there will be a color run/walk beginning on north Main Street with the “Best Husker Tailgate Parade Ever” beginning at 10 a.m. on Main Street. It is suggested that parade goers bring their own lawn chairs. The Street Fair will open up at 10 a.m. as well with food vendors on site. Kid’s will put their cooking skills to the test during the Kid’s Burger Bach starting at 11 a.m. in the Legion Alley. The Car Show will begin at 11 a.m. as well on 4th and Main Street with the beer garden opening at the same time with a Cornhole Tournament at 11 a.m. as well.
Plenty more events will be happening in the afternoon in Wakefield starting with a Mark Twain impersonator at the Little Red Hen Theatre at 1 p.m. and WSC vs. Mt. Marty baseball game at Eaton Field also scheduled for 1 p.m. Another balloon lift-off will take place at the Wakefield School at 4 p.m. if weather conditions are permitting. 5 p.m. marks the start of the BBQ Bash and wing eating on Main Street. Cheer on the Huskers while watching with the community on four 75-inch televisions that will be set throughout Main Street during the Husker Tailgate Party. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. Following the game there will be a DJ and Karaoke on 3rd and Main playing until midnight.
On Sunday there will be one final balloon lift-off at Wakefield School set for sunrise. For more information on the Wakefield Balloons ‘N BBQ checkout their Facebook Page. Registration for the Kid’s Burger Bash and BBQ Bash will be accepted until no later than 5 p.m. on Friday. Contact Megan Weaver to register at 641-344-7332.