2017 Planters Days set to begin Thursday

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  • 95th edition of annual Woodland community festival will cover four days.

WOODLAND — Woodland’s Planters Days celebration is now in its 95th year and all evidence indicates the event is as popular as ever. The theme for this year’s Planters Days is “Where Woodland Comes Alive.’’

The four-day event will kick off on Thu., June 15 and the schedule remains full through Sunday afternoon with family-friendly activities scheduled throughout downtown Woodland.

Popular activities on the 2017 Planters Days schedule include the fireworks display (sponsored by the Port of Woodland), Queen Coronation, carnival, parade, Frog Jumping Contest, Bed Races and more. There will also be a raffle with winners announced on Sunday. First prize is $5,000 cash. Second prize is a Big Tex Traeger Grill with accessories and third prize is an Apple iWatch 2.

Perhaps the centerpiece event of Woodland’s Planters Days celebration is the parade, to be held this year on Sat., June 17 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. along Davidson Ave. in Woodland. Photo by Mike Schultz
Perhaps the centerpiece event of Woodland’s Planters Days celebration is the parade, to be held this year on Sat., June 17 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. along Davidson Ave. in Woodland. Photo by Mike Schultz

Here’s a look at the 2017 Woodland Planters Days Schedule of Events:

Thu., June 15

3-10 p.m. — Carnival Begins at Horseshoe Lake Park

3-9 p.m. — Horseshoe Paddlesports Kayak’s at Horseshoe Lake Park

3:45 p.m. — Children’s Chalk Art at Davidson Avenue

4:45 p.m. — Children’s Parade Formation at Davidson Avenue

5 p.m. — Children’s Parade Starts at Davidson Avenue

6–9:30 p.m. — Free Carriage Rides at Davidson Avenue

8–9 p.m. — Planters Days Queen Coronation at Horseshoe Lake Park

10–10:20 p.m. — Fireworks Show at Horseshoe Lake Park

Fri., June 16

9 a.m.-9 p.m. — Horseshoe Paddlesports at Horseshoe Lake Park

10 a.m.–4 p.m. — Library Friends’ Book Sale at Community Center

1–11 p.m. — Carnival at Horseshoe Lake Park

Dusk — Kielbasa & Corn on the Cob at Woodland Moose Lodge

6:30–9 p.m. — Museum Bingo at Woodland High School Commons

6:30 p.m. — Saturday Market Set-Up at U.S. Bank Parking Lot

The Frog Jumping Contest is a hit with the youngsters each year at the Woodland Planters Days Celebration. Photo by Mike Schultz
The Frog Jumping Contest is a hit with the youngsters each year at the Woodland Planters Days Celebration. Photo by Mike Schultz

Sat., June 17

6–10 a.m. — Boy Scouts Take Out Breakfast at Grange Hall

7–11 a.m. — Breakfast Buffet at Moose Lodge

8 a.m. — Parade formation at 5th St., South of Davidson

9 a.m. — Parade judging at 5th St., South of Davidson

9 a.m.-2 p.m. — Calvary Kids Zone Park at Davidson Ave.

9 a.m.-noon — Library Friends’ Book Sale Community Center

9 a.m.-9 p.m. — Horseshoe Paddlesports at Horseshoe Lake Park

All day — Saturday Market at U.S. Bank Parking Lot

All day — Kielbasa & Corn on the Cob at Woodland Moose Lodge

11 a.m.-11 p.m. — Carnival at Horseshoe Lake Park

11 a.m.-1 p.m. — Parade at Davidson/Buckeye/Park St.

Noon — Firemen’s Bar-B-Que at Horseshoe Lake Park

12:30–3:30 p.m. — Military Vehicles Collectors Show at Horseshoe Lake Park

1:30–2:30 p.m. — 50th Annual Frog Jump at Horseshoe Lake Park

3 p.m. — Penny Scramble at front of City Hall

3:30 p.m. — Firemen’s Muster at front of U.S. Bank

4 p.m. — 15th Annual Bed Races at Davidson Avenue

7-8 p.m. — Cruise in at Davidson Avenue

7-11 p.m. — Mojo Blasters Band Stage at Hoffmann Plaza

For the past 15 years, the Bed Races have been a popular element of Woodland’s Planters Days. Photo by Mike Schultz
For the past 15 years, the Bed Races have been a popular element of Woodland’s Planters Days. Photo by Mike Schultz

Sun., June 18

All day — Saturday Market at U.S. Bank Parking Lot

All day — Car Show, downtown Woodland

7-11 a.m. — Breakfast Buffet at Moose Lodge

9 a.m.-5 p.m. — Horseshoe Paddlesports at Horseshoe Lake Park

Noon- 2 p.m. — Talent Contest Stage at Hoffman Plaza

Noon-5 p.m. — Carnival Horseshoe Lake Park

2:30 p.m. — Car Show Awards at Davidson Avenue

3-4 p.m. — Raffle Drawing Stage at Hoffman Plaza

For more information, go to http://WoodlandPlantersDays.com or http://Planters-Days.com; or call (360) 225-9988.

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