Monday, July 27, 2009

Roscommon County Fair

Fair kicks off Thursday night, August 6th at 7:00 PM with the Miss Roscommon County Beauty Pageant at the CRAF Center in Roscommon. Tickets $5.00 person

Opens Friday August 7th at noon with formal flag raising ceremony by VFW Post and State Representative Joel Sheltrown. National Anthem sung by Tami Menghini. Coffee and donuts.

Friday - August 7th
Exhibit Display: buildings open till 6:00 PM each day throughout fair
Nascar Simulator: noon till 8:00 PM-experience the thrill of Jeff Gordon's vehicle
Exotic Animal Display: noon till 6:00 PM-have your picture taken with a baby roo, tiger, etc.
Public Safety Day: 1:00 PM till 6:00 PM-watch demos/gain info from many Fire/EMS/Law Enforcement agencies, USCG. See first hand what they do and how they do it.
Solarscape: See what Hubble Telescope sees in full color. Open during fair on the half hour till 6:30 PM.
Model Train Display: Roscommon's Own Train Club bringing you their display to view and enjoy.
Children's Inflatable Rides: open throughout fair
Family Movie Night: enjoy a free walk in movie, bring a chair/blanket, just like the old fashioned drive in.

Saturday - August 8th
Exhibit Display: open
Nascar Simulator: 10:00 AM till 6:00 PM
Exotic Animal Display: 10:00 AM till 6:00 PM (or until animals too tired)
Children's Inflatable Rides: open throughout fair
Solarscape: open throughout fair
Model Train Exhibit: open throughout fair
Roscommon Little Sweetheart Contest: 1:00 PM
Horseshoe Tournament: pre-register early, draw partners noon, play 1:00 PM
Mud Bog: register during day, mud flies at 1:00 PM
Roscommon Style Music: Free music show, bring your chairs, blankets, enjoy a night of entertainment.

Sunday - August 9th
Exhibit Display: open throughout fair till 6:00 PM
Horse show: registrations open 8:00 AM, show begins 9:00 AM-high point awards for 57 classes
Nascar Simulator 10:00 AM till 6:00 PM
Children's Inflatable Rides: open throughout fair
Solarscape: program on the half hour ending at 5:30 PM.
Beautiful Baby Contest: 1:00 PM register babies throughout fair, public voting (vote often).

No admission fee to fair grounds
Exhibit entries open to residents of any county in Michigan.
Vendors open during fair hours
Children's Games and other events throughout fair

Thursday, July 16, 2009

AuSable River Center Expansion/Depot Project

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Photos of the construction of the AuSable River Center Expansion/Depot Project - the project is funded by the Roscommon Downtown Development Authority.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Roscommon River Festival - July 18th & 19th

Saturday and Sunday, July 18-19

A free and fun weekend for the entire family – including the dog! Celebrate our river heritage on the banks of the beautiful South Branch of the AuSable River at Wallace Park and along the streets of downtown Roscommon. For more information on the festival, or how to become an exhibitor, call 989-275-4392.


- Saturday, July 18, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (The streets in the area of Wallace Park will be closed to vehicles beginning at 9 a.m.)

- On the banks of the river in Wallace Park and on the streets will be vendors and exhibitors of fishing, hunting and cabin lore.
- Free fly tying workshop!
- Demonstrations: Rod makers, boat builders and more, will be demonstrating their products on the banks or in the river at Wallace Park.
- Free fly casting instruction.
- Historic information about the AuSable River will be presented throughout the day at the park.
- The AuSable River Center will be open all day for the public to visit and view the historic river collections as well as the Verlen Kruger Collection.
- The NRA Youth Shooting Trailer will be available for young shooters.
- Climb a 35-foot high rock wall and run an obstacle course, courtesy of the Michigan National Guard.
- Wooden Kayak, Canoe & Boat Show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m..

Sunday, July 19

11 a.m. – A Kayak Paddle and free instructions by Kayaker Konnection will begin at 11 a.m. Bring your own kayak or rental kayaks available at the park for $5. Group Kayak Paddle will leave at 12 noon. Free shuttle back to Wallace Park by Paddle Brave Canoe Livery & Campground.

11 a.m. – Dock Dog: Big Air Competition, at Wallace Park. Bring your dog and his/her favorite toy. No entry fee! See pictures of last year’s competition below.

2 p.m. – 22nd Annual Roscommon Rotary Club’s Great AuSable Duck Race, Wallace Park. Tickets available at the park both Saturday and Sunday.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Roscommon 5k Run/Walk

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Please support the 1st Annual Roscommon Summer Fun Fest Run/Walk 5k!

Date: Saturday, August 1, 2009
Registration & Packet Pick-up: 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Race Time: 10 a.m.
Entry Fee is $20 to run, and $10 to walk.

All participants that are pre-registered by July 20th will receive a T-shirt.

This event is in conjunction with the 1st Annual Roscommon Summer Fun Fest. I will be running the 5k, and I am looking forward to running with a large group!

Download the image for a registration form or e-mail for a PDF Version.

Thanks for a great 4th of July!

Thanks to everyone in the community for a wonderful Fourth of July in Roscommon. The parade, activities, and fireworks were all great events, and they showcased how beautiful our community really is!

Tom Gromek
Village Manager