Celebration of Freedom
SEPTEMBER 4-8, 2019
COLUMBIA COUNTY FAIR GROUNDS
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American Vietnam Traveling Tribute Wall
The American Legion Riders will escort the Wall to the Columbia County Fairgrounds in Portage on September 4. This is the largest traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.
Singer and Songwriter Chris Kroeze from Barron County connects with both the hearts and minds of audiences across various generations through his genuine country soul and his unique and allutring vocal delivery as he performs more than 200 shows per year. In 2018 Kroeze placed 2nd on NBC's Emmy Award winning television show, The Voice. Performance: 8-9:30PM.
Warren Petryk and Tim Stevens first met each other on the bleachers of the Boyceville, Wisconsin High School Gym in 1961 while watching their older brothers play basketball. They began performing music together during their grade school years playing trombone in Junior High Band and later as members of the High School choir and band. In the summer of 1972, between their Junior and Senior years of High School they formed a dance band along with classmate & friend John Lynch called “The Pickle Dillies”. They were scheduled to perform for two dances but things didn’t turn out exactly as planned because August of 2019 marks their 47th Anniversary!Today, Tim and Warren continue the tradition of their trademark – “MUSIC, LAUGHTER AND WONDERFUL TIMES!” The Memories have traveled across the country – entertaining audiences at fairs and festivals, concerts, conventions and other special events. They perform a wide variety of popular music, plus special comedy and novelty songs – which are enjoyed by audiences of all ages.
Saturday night will feature Conscious Pilot!
Have you ever heard a band that has a distinct, unique sound that when you hear it, you just know who it is? Isn’t that a killer feeling to experience? How does that happen? Great players, maybe. Hard work, most likely. Passion for music, absolutely. Conscious Pilot is one such band! The players come from Wisconsin’s elite ensembles that include: The Groove Hogs, Separate Ways (2015 WAMI Male Vocalist of The Year) and Short Stuff (2017 WAMI Hall of Fame Inductee). A fresh and powerful sound that is familiar and fun! Conscious Pilot, a vibe to make you shake, rattle and roll...
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THANK YOU SPONSORS
City of Portage Tourism Committee
American Legion Post 216
Kathy Houzner & Julie Groves Waddell & Reed
Kratz Funeral Home
Boy Scout Troop #70 - Portage
Culver's of Portage
Dave and Judy Eulberg
Kiwanis Club of Portage
Miller Simonson Insurance Agency
Gary and Barbara O'Hearn
Pardeeville American Legion Auxiliary
Summit Credit Union
United Country Hamele Auction & Realty
VFW Post 1707
Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 221
There are many exciting events planned for Saturday September 7th:
* Vendor Fair ~ Sign up forms coming
* Mobile Vet Center
* Combat-to-Construction Display
* Special Programing:
~ Ho-Chunk Nation
* Cornhole Tournament
From $1,000-$20,000 we have opportunities for everyone to join in this amazing event honoring Wisconsin Veterans. Click on the opportunities below for more informaiton.
Contact Angie Chappell at (608) 745-1090 Ext. 211 or email@example.com
Vendor Application - non Food and Beverage
STORIES OF HONOR