Carnival

The Horseshoe Lake Carnival was filled with activity during the 2017 Planters Days celebration.

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

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