Here's an event that could only ever happen in Wisconsin: The 7th Annual Ellsworth Cheese Curd Festival.
Festivities at the world's largest cheese curd festival, happening Thurs - Sunday this week include (I swear I am not making this up):
Friday, June 27: attendees will have to choose one of these popular events, scheduled for the same time and vying for attention: the Truck Pull at 7 p.m. and the Ellsworth Star Search at 7 p.m. (limited number of entries accepted).
Saturday, June 28: Cheese Curd 10K Run at 8 a.m. (no amount of cheese curds is worth running 10K to me, but alas, I digress) and the ever popular Beach/Sand Wrestling Tournament at 10 a.m. with the Washer Board Tournament to follow at 11 a.m. Bikinis are optional (okay, I made that last part up).
Sunday, June 29: The Ellsworth Cheese Curd Festival parade at 1 p.m., Bean Bag Tournament at 3 p.m. and Pie Contest and Auction at 5 p.m.
Also, don't miss the "Great Cheese Curd Medallion Hunt" -- clues will be posted each Thursday at 12 noon on the festival website, at area banks and in the local newspaper. How much more fun could you ask for?
One last vital piece of information: a unique 2008 numbered crock with the Cheese Curd Festival Logo can be purchased at select area business and at the Festival. They are numbered and only a limited supply will be available. To reserve your numbered crock, call the Ellsworth Chamber Office at 608-273-6442.
Gosh, I love my state. Happy cheese curding.