Abbotsford Colby Area Chamber

54th Annual Colby Cheese Days

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Name: 54th Annual Colby Cheese Days
Date: July 19, 2019 - July 21, 2019
Event Description:
Home of World Famous Colby Cheese

2019 Cheese Days Book/Movie Sale
 At the Colby Lions Shelter
Thursday EVENING, July 18 from 5 pm to 8 pm
Friday, July 19 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday, July 20 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
(All Day Saturday is $5.00 Bag Day)
Sponsored by the Friends of the Colby Public Library

Colby Cheese Days Coloring Contest – July 19
Pick up and return your entry to Nicolet Bank by July 20.

Softball Tournament – Colby Softball Field (East of Hwy 13)
Friday – July 19 – Beginning at 6:30 pm
Saturday – July 20 – Beginning at 9:00 am
Sunday – July 21 – Beginning at 9:00 am
For more information call Dave Smith  (715)897-7858
Co-Ed Sand Volleyball Tournament:
Begins Fri at 6 pm; continues Saturday at 10 am. Limit of 16 teams, $60 per team to enter. Double elimination. Call Mike Solberg at 715-223-8100 or 651-357-7780 to register.

54th  Annual Cheese Days Parade -
Sunday – July 21
Register by Wednesday, July 17
Line-up starts at 9:00 am
Parade starts at 12:00 Noon
Contact - Jeanie Tesch at (715) 223-5182

Central Wisconsin Pullers ATV Pull
Friday, July 19 - 6 - 9 pm
Registration - 4:00 pm
Pulls start at 6:00 pm

Colby Cheese Days Race-Run for Jamison
7:00-8:15 Register
8:15 am. ​Jamison Kampmeyer Memorial Mile-Firefighters interested in paying a special tribute to Jamison are invited to run or walk a mile in turnout gear. A traveling ax will be awarded to the overall winner to be displayed in their station until next year's event. 
8:15 Kids Race-1 mile
8:50 10K

9:10 5k- run/walk
See www.colbycheesedaysrace.com for more info

Rural Arts Museum
Saturday & Sunday – July 20 & 21
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm – Open to the Public each day
Sunday, July 21 after the parade  until 4:00 pm.

Bench Pressing Contest - Saturday, July 20
Weigh in – 10:00 – 11:00 am
Starts at 11:00 am – In front of Nicolet Bank, Colby
Sponsored by: Benz Fitness Center
Cost: $20 early registration, $25 day of event
For more information call Chad at (715) 223-8100

Pedal Tractor Pull
Saturday, July 20 – 12:30 pm
In front of Nicolet Bank, Colby
Ages: 4 Years of age to adult – No Entry Fee
FREE RIDE TICKET FOR EVERY PARTICIPANT!
Contact Jeanie Tesch at (715) 223-5182

Antique & Classic Tractor Pull – Saturday, July 20, 2019– 3:00 pm
Weigh-In 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm – Scale on track, hard surface
Pace tractor used in all classes
Entry Fee: $15/class – 100% Payback
Weight Classes: 3,500, 4,000, 4,500, 5,000, 6,000, 6,500
Colby Cheese Days rules apply. Similar to Cloverland with exceptions:
1959 & Older – Open 5,000 & 6,000
Contact Scott Oestrich at (715) 316-1848

3-ON-3 Basket Ball Tournament – Saturday, July 20, 2019
9:00 am – Registration
9:30 am – Starting Time
Cost – $30 per team-Proceeds go to Colby Hornet Athletic Booster Club.
Divisions: Grades 5th-9th, Boys & Girls
Located in the Colby Middle School Gymnasium
Medals for 1st & 2nd
Call – Jimmy Flink - (75) 308-6155 or email: james_flink2002@yahoo.com


World Championship Cheese Curd Throw
Sponsored by: Colby Band
Sunday, July 21, 2019–3:00 pm (Spence Street in front of City Hall)
Cost: $2.00 per Throw
Trophies for 1st place in each age group, male & female
a GRAND CHAMPION TROPHY will also be awarded
for more information call Nathan Larsen – (262) 308-6809 

Farm Tractor Pull – Sunday, July 21 – 1:15 pm
Weigh-In: 10:00 – Noon – Scales on south end of track (South 1st Street)
ENTRY FEE: $25/class, Farm Class Only, Pace Tractor
Weight Classes: 5,000, 6,000, 5 mph pace tractor; 6,500, 7,500, 9,500, 11,000, 12,500 13,000
COLBY CHEESE DAYS RULES APPLY
Guaranteed prizes for each class: 1st – $125.00 2nd – $100 3rd – $75
Contact Scott Oestreich at (715) 316-1848

Badgerland Entertainment – Advanced Wristband Sales $20.00/
NEW-All Weekend Wrist Band $40.00

Advance Wristband Sales start on: Monday June 19 & end Thursday, July 18 at 5:00 pm.
Advance Wristband Cards are available at Nicolet Bank – Colby, Royal Credit Union - Colby, Forward Financial Bank, ProVision Partners Co-op Convenience Store & Abbotsford-Colby Area Chamber of Commerce office.
Advance Wrist Bands – $20.00 (Good on all Rides)
Advance All Weekend Wristbands-$40.00

Designated Times – Friday – 6:00 – 10:00 pm
Saturday – 1:00-5:00 pm & 6:00 – 10:00 pm
Sunday – Noon to 4:00 pm

Event Media:
Location:
All events are in the City of Colby- There will be multiple food stands: 
Colby Choir Parents-smoothies, shakes, frappes, lemonade, beef sticks
Colby Cub/Boy Scouts-french fries, cheese fries, chili fries
Colby Girl Scouts-pop
Colby VFW- famous charcoal chicken
Peace Lutheran Church- Pizza, walking taco & strawberry shortcake
Zion Lutheran Church-famous cheese curds, corn dogs, chicken strips, onion rings, & gatorade
St. Mary's Catholic Church-burgers, mushroom/swiss burgers, brats, hot dogs, root beer floats & sundaes
Colby Band-grilled cheese 
Date/Time Information:

Badgerland Entertainment – Advanced Wristband Sales $20.00
NEW- All Weekend Wristbands $40.00

Advance Wristband Sales start on: Monday July 1st & end Thursday, July 18 at 5:00 pm.
Advance Wristband Cards are available at Nicolet Bank – Colby, Royal Credit Union - Colby, Forward Bank, ProVision Partners Co-op Convenience Store & Abbotsford-Colby Area Chamber of Commerce office.
Advance Wrist Bands – $20.00 (Good on all Rides)
Designated Times – Friday – 6:00 – 10:00 pm
Saturday – 1:00 pm-5:00 pm & 6:00 – 10:00 pm
Sunday – Noon to 4:00 pm

Thursday - July 18, 2019
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Book / Movie Sale at Colby Lion's Shelter

Friday, July 19, 2019
9:00 am – Cheese Days Book/Movie Sale at Colby Lion's Shelter
4:00 pm – ATV Registration Starts
5:00 pm – Food Stands Open
6:00 pm – Chamber Beer Stand Opens
6:00 pm – Midway Opens – Badgerland Entertainment-wristband times 6-10 pm
6:00 pm ATV Pulls Start   
6:00 pm -Co-ed Sand Volleyball Starts at South 6th Street Park
6:30 pm – Softball Tournament Starts (Colby Softball Field)
7:00 pm – Lions Bingo Opens
9:00 pm – 1:00 am – Live Music entertainment – Regenerated-a Rock & Roll Variety Band out of Brookfield, WI. One of the guitar players is Travis Buchholz who graduated from Colby High School. Let's show them our support.

Saturday, July 20, 2019
7-8:15 am Register for Colby Cheese Days Race
8:15 Jamison Kampmeyer Memorial Mile Race
8:15 Kids Race-1 mile
8:50 10K Race
9:00 am – 3 pm Book/Movie Sale starts ($5.00 Bag Day Sale) at Colby Lion's Shelter
9:00 am – 3 on 3 Basketball Registration Begins – Colby high School Gym
9:10 5K Race
9:30 am – 3 on 3 Basketball Begins
9:30 am – Softball Tournament at Colby Softball Field
10:00 am Bench Pressing Contest – In front of Nicolet Bank
10:00 am-Co-ed Sand Volleyball at South 6th Street Park
11:00 am – Food Stands Open on Grounds
11:00 am-South Bar Opens
12:00 Noon – Chamber Beer Stand Opens
12:00 Noon – Midway Opens – Badgerland Entertainment-
wristbands 1-5 & 6-10
12:30 pm Pedal Tractor Pull-front of Nicolet Bank
1:00 pm – Lion’s Bingo
1:00 pm – Colby Band - Dunk Tank Opens
1:00 pm -4 pm– Rural Arts Museum Open to public
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm – Weigh-In Antique, Classic Tractor
(Scales at South end of Track on 1st Street)
3:00 pm – Antique, Classic tractor Pull Begin
9:00 pm to 1:00 am – Live Music Entertainment – The Dweebs- a Variety Rock Band with a little comedy thrown in! They are from Summerset, WI and a family band. They perform in crazy costumes and like to call themselves the American Party Band. Hope to see you there!

Sunday, July 21, 2019
9:00-11:30 am Line Up for Parade at Colby High School

9:30 am – Softball Tournament
10:00 am to Noon – Weigh-in for Tractor Pull (Hard Surface)
(Scales at the south end of track – 1st street)
11:00 am – Food stands Open on grounds
11:00 am to ?? – Famous VFW Charcoal Chicken
12:00 Noon – Parade Begins
12:00 Noon – Chamber Beer Stand Opens
1:00 pm – Midway Opens – Badgerland Entertainment
1:00 pm -4 pm– Rural Arts Museum Open -
1:00 pm or after parade  The All Star Dance Team, then Colby Show Choir Performs (to the side of Nicolet Bank on Hwy N) 
1:00 pm – Lion’s Bingo Opens
1:00 pm-Little Obie Train Rides (pick up is at corner of Spence St. & 2nd)
1:15 pm – Tractor Pull Begins
3:00 pm World Championship Cheese Curd Throw
(Spence Street in front of City Hall)
6:30 pm to 10:30 pm – DJ Music entertainment – The Audio Train 

Contact Information:
Chamber office - 715-223-8509
Fees/Admission:
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