2009 NWDMO Issue 9 - Wisconsin Visitor


2009 NWDMO Issue 9 - Wisconsin Visitor
Lillie Suburban Group Papers - Week of July 6, 2009
56th Annual Spooner Rodeo Brings Top Talent to Wisconsin
Welcome to the 56th annual Spooner
Rodeo, July 9-11, 2009, the show that
just gets bigger and better every year.
Tradition is important to Spooner's Heart
of the North Rodeo fans, but something
new helps to keep the fun level high for
everyone on both sides of the arena
The thrills, spills and chills of great rodeo action just don't get any better than
what you'll see at Spooner this year.
When professional rodeo's most determined competitors take on the clock or
go up against the equally tough and
rowdy critters from the Barnes Rodeo
Company, just get ready to cheer. You're
at Spooner Rodeo, and this is where great
action happens! Every year, all seven
exciting events – saddle bronc, steer
wrestling, tie-down roping, bareback
bronc, barrel racing, team roping, and
bull riding. A special highlight this year
will certainly be the phenomenal riding
ability of featured entertainer Sally
Bishop. You'll hold your breath, you'll
wonder aloud how she makes the heartstopping rides that she does. But most of
all you'll want to stand and cheer for this
talented trick rider, a totally amazing
performer whose incredible horsemanship you will remember for a long time to
There are always lots of extras for the
fans. Each evening you can shop at the
various vendors set up outside the arena
or grab a snack from the food sellers, too.
On Thursday evening, come early to
cheer for the special
kids who participate
in the very popular
Exceptional Rodeo.
A new youth activity will be initiated
this year on the
other two nights of
the Rodeo, so come
early Friday and Saturday nights to get in
on the new Nickel Scramble, a chance for
kids to have fun and win prizes (more
detail is spelled out in another section of
this brochure.) Every night, right after the
rodeo ends, stick around to dance and
listen to the great country sound of Ellie
May Kay & the Boogie Junction Band.
You'll be glad you did.
Of course, everyone wants to see the
huge Spooner Rodeo Parade that starts at
1:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 11, so don't
be late, grab a spot and settle in for the
fun. Head down to the Rodeo Grounds
right afterward to enjoy the Lions Club
BBQ. Sunday there is the breakfast at 7
a.m. followed by the Cowboy Church
Service at 9 a.m. at the Rodeo Grounds.
We look forward to seeing you at
Spooner Rodeo, for complete information
contact the Spooner Rodeo Committee at
800-367-3306 or (715)635-9696 or visit
them online at www.spoonerrodeo.com.
Open 1 - 5 pm Thu - Sun
Memorial Day to Labor Day
Group Tours by Appointment
Cameron, Wisconsin
M.T. Pockets Gang Strikes Dinner Train during Spooner Rodeo
they pose for pictures while trying to
relieve passengers of anything valuable.
They even kidnap the youngin’s and lead
them around on the horses. There is even
onboard entertainment in the form of
saloon girls and even a man of the cloth
to perform impromptu weddings. All
together a great way to spend a few hours
on a July afternoon. Trains operate Friday at 11:00 and 1:30 and on Saturday,
July 11 at 9:00 and 11:15 am. Don’t
The infamous M.T. Pockets Gang rides
again during the Spooner Rodeo July 10
& 11th. This ruthless gang of outlaws
strikes the Wisconsin Great Northern
Railroad each year with a combination of
gunslingin’ and humor. The gang is lead
by Dirty Derek and his sidekick Scandalous Sue, along with their trusty horses.
They ride up with six guns blasting and
stop the historic train. Once onboard
Open 10-5 Daily
May 23 - September 7
424 N. Front St. • Spooner, WI
(715)635-3325 or (715)635-2752
miss the Rodeo Parade at 1:30 in downtown Spooner.
Even more fun is the Dinner with the
Outlaws on Friday and Saturday at 4:00
pm which features a train robbery and a
chance to dine with the outlaws. Tickets
for the event go fast and can be purchased at www.spoonertrainride.com or
over the phone at 715-635-3200.
Flying Axes, Chainsaws, Log Rolling and Lumberjacks, Oh My!
Fred Scheer is a 9
time world champion
lumberjack and has
been entertaining audiences for over 30
years. This is truly a
family affair with
many members of the
Scheer family participating, and great fam-
ily entertainment.
Watch as these
lumberjacks and
lumberjills compete in such events
as power sawing,
speed carving, axe
throw, log joust,
boom running, log rolling, cross cut sawing, spring board chopping and speed
Hayward is the lumberjack capital and
annually hosts the World Lumberjack
Championships in the Lumberjack Bowl
the last weekend in July.
The lumberjack show operates Tues. Sat. through August 23, 2009. Call 715634-6923 for times of available shows or
v is i t th e m o n th e w e b a t
July 10 -11, 2009
Great Train Robberies
Fri. July 10 at 11:00 am & 1:30 pm
Sat. July 11 at 9:00 am & 11:15 am
$20 Adult • $15 Child (age 3-12)
$70 Family (2 Adults & up to 5 children)
Take the Ferry to Madeline Island and Discover Nature and History
Restaurants ranging from
Though Madeline Iscasual to gourmet tempt the
land is small in size, its’
pallets of islanders and visicharm and abundant
tors alike.
natural beauty make it
For Madeline Island’s
the perfect spot for the
overnight guests, there is a
vacationer who wants to
wide variety of lodging op“get away”. Walk along
tions available including
beautiful wooded trails
condominiums, homes,
and focus your camera
rental cottages, motels,
on breathtaking views.
apartments, or you can camp
Bask in the relaxing
under the stars at the State
beauty of the clean,
Park or Town Park.
sandy beaches, browse
through the gift shops, picnic, bike or Enjoy an intriguing glimpse of the past,
swim. Discover the fascinating past in as well as a renewal of spirit when visitthe Madeline Island Museum, the Heri- ing this special Island. Spring and Fall
tage Center of the Madeline Island His- offer the beauty of the island in bloom or
toric Preservation Association, or the
Madeline Island Ferry Line Walking
The area offers some of the best fishing
and sailing to be found. You can also try
your hand at a game of tennis or a round
of golf, rent a canoe or kayak or bike and
get “up close and personal” with birds
and other wildlife.
in all its glorious color, a
quieter time
for a truly
relaxing vacation.
Dinner with the Outlaws
July 10 & 11 at 4:00 pm
$35 Adult • $25 Child (age 3-12)
$120 Family (2 Adults & up to 5 children)
Featuring a Giant Western Barbeque
Your island holiday begins once you
step aboard the Madeline Island Ferry,
whether on foot, with your bike, convertible or camper the Ferry will get you
there. For information about Madeline
Island contact the Chamber of Commerce
Menu Includes Grilled Chicken, Hot Dogs,
Hamburgers, Bratwurst & Sauerkraut, Campfire
Beans, Corn on the Cob, Rip Roarin’ Cowboy Chili,
Potato Salad & ‘Slaw, Fruit Salad, Fresh Cut
Watermelon, Iced Tea, and Lemonade
426 N. Front St. • Spooner, Wisconsin
Tickets (715)635-3200