Woodland is gearing up to celebrate its nearly century-old summer tradition, Planters Days. The 97-year-old event began in 1922 to commemorate the completion of dikes allowing the titular planters to farm the Woodland Bottoms. It’s been an annual event since.
This year’s four-day event begins at 3 p.m., Thursday, June 13 with a carnival at Horseshoe Lake Park with a children’s parade starting at 5:30 p.m. downtown. Saturday, June 15 will be packed with events such as a breakfast buffet, the 52nd annual frog jump, and 17th annual bed races.
97th Annual Planters Days schedule
Thursday, June 13
3 - 10 p.m.: carnival begins at Horseshoe Lake Park
4 p.m.: children’s chalk art in downtown Woodland
5:30 p.m.: Children’s Parade begins in downtown Woodland
6 - 9:30 p.m.: Carriage rides at Hoffman Plaza
6 p.m.: Strawberry shortcake at Horseshoe Lake Building
8 p.m.: Planters Days Queen Coronation at Horseshoe Lake Park Gazebo
10 p.m.: Fireworks show at Horseshoe Lake Park
Friday, June 14
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Library Friends’ Book Sale at 782 Park St.
1 - 11 p.m.: Carnival at Horseshoe Lake Field
5 p.m.: Kielbasa and corn on the cob at 133 Davidson Ave.
6:30 p.m.: Bingo at the US Bank parking lot
Saturday, June 15
7 a.m.: Breakfast at 434 Davidson Ave.
8 a.m.: Breakfast buffet at 133 Davidson Ave.
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Calvary Kids Zone at Park and Davidson Ave.
10 a.m.: 2 p.m.: Library Friends’ book sale at 782 Park St.
10 a.m.: LeLooska tent art and display at the intersection of Park, Goerig and Bozarth
10 a.m.: Saturday market at the US Bank Parking Lot
10 a.m.: Kielbasa and corn on the cob at 133 Davidson Ave.
11 a.m. to 11 p.m.: Carnival at Horseshoe Lake Park
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Parade from 5th and Davidson to Woodland Middle School
12 p.m.: Firemen’s BBQ at Horseshoe Lake Gazebo
12:30 - 3:30 p.m.: Military vehicle collectors show at Horseshoe Lake Park
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.: 52nd annual frog jump at Horseshoe Lake Gazebo
3 p.m.: Penny scramble across from Hoffman Plaza
3:30 p.m.: Firemen’s muster at Goerig street
4 p.m.: 17th annual bed races along Davidson Avenue
7 - 8 p.m.: Cruise-in downtown
7 - 11 p.m.: Music band for cruise-in at the Sproos/city public parking lot
Sunday, June 16
All Day: Car show downtown
8 a.m.: Breakfast buffet at 122 Davidson Ave.
10 a.m.: Kielbasa and corn on the cob at 122 Davidson Ave.
10 a.m.: Saturday market at the US Bank parking lot
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Hot dogs and hamburgers at 434 Davidson Ave.
12 p.m.: Talent show at Hoffman Plaza
12 - 5 p.m.: Carnival at Horseshoe Lake Park
2:30 p.m.: Car show awards downtown
3 p.m.: Raffle drawing at Hoffman Plaza