"The Possum Capital of The World."

50th Annual Wausau Possum Festival

50th Annual Wausau Possum Festival


Ya'll Come Join Us On Saturday August 2nd, 2019!

The Wausau Possum Festival is held on the first Saturday in August each year. This year marks 50 years that this heritage festival has been celebrating all things possum.


Beginning with a pancake breakfast at 6AM-9AM, locals and visitors alike enjoy a full day of festivities, including the annual Possum Parade, Possum Auction and a host of family-friendly events.

The festival activities include cross-cut saw contests, sack races and greasy pole contests, are indicative of a regional trend toward more family-friendly, heritage amusement. Gospel, Bluegrass & Country Music until 5pm


2019 Scheduled Line-Up of Activites

Pre-Possum Festival Events

“Possum King & Queen” Contest (Friday, August 2nd)

Possum Day Events Saturday, August 3rd, 2019

Parade Starts at : 10 a.m.

12PM - Possum Auction & Political Candidate Speeches

Activities Throughout The Day

Town parade, Pancake Breakfast, Arts & Crafts Vendors, Family Entertainment All Day, Hog Callin’, Rooster Crowin’ & Cow Lowin’ Contests, Crosscut Sawing Contest, Gospel, Bluegrass & Country Music, Sack Races and much more!

Future Renegades Challenge (junior firefighter obstacle course - three age categories: 5-under, 6-9 & 10-up)


Saturday Night Dance 7pm

Featuring the Luke Langford Band

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Washington County Clerk of The Court
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Washington County Public Library

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