Wausau Possum Festival

woman holding a possum during the possum festival auction in front of the wooden stage

Wausau Possum Festival

August 6, 2022

Source: TDC Staff


Held the first weekend in August, this unique festival pays homage to the possum. Founder Dalton Carter started the festival more than 50 years ago. Friday night will kick things off with Cory Keefe & Hwy 20 Band performing beginning at 6pm. The Possum King & Queen Contest will begin at 7pm. To register, contact (850) 768-4578. Prizes for the winners will be $200 for First Place and $100 for Second Place. Gate fee will be $5 for the evening with children 16 years old and younger entering for free. Saturday will begin with a pancake breakfast provided by the Masonic Lodge from 6-9am followed by the Possum Trot 5K Run/Walk at 7am. A parade through downtown will begin at 10am. After the parade, head down to the Possum Palace for pony rides, inflatables, arts and craft vendors, great food, games and live entertainment. While you are in town, get your picture taken in front of the Possum Monument located in front of Town Hall.

The Possum Palace is located at 3121 Possum Palace Dr, Wausau. For more information, contact Wausau Town Hall at (850) 638-1781 or visit www.wcdcinc.org.


Saturday, August 6th - Schedule of Events

6-9am Pancake Breakfast - Masonic Lodge

7am Possum Trot 5K Run/Walk

10am Possum Parade

10:45am Opening Prayer/National Anthem

11am Cody Boyett Christian Singing

11:30am Rooster Crowing/Cow Lowing/Hog Calling

12:00pm Possum/Quilt Auction & Intro of Guests

12:30-1:15pm Neal James Country Music

1:15-2:00pm Anthony Severson Concert