Melissa Dush said it’s a jam packed weekend with a lot going on in Loup City. After making the tough decision to cancel events last year due to COVID-19, Dush said she is excited to get people back together again.
“We’re very excited to get people together again and I really think that between the businesses and sponsors that we’ve had and families getting ready to see each other—family reunions, class reunions—it’s all going to happen at Polish Days since they haven’t been able to do those things,” Dush told KCNI/KBBN.
She said COVID precautions are encouraged such as masks, handwashing/sanitizing but she said event organizers just want people to have fun!
The weekend will consist of polka bands, beer gardens, craft and vendor show, food vendors, Yoga in the Park, Sand Volleyball Tournament, Walk of Hope for Huntington’s Disease, Quilt Show, Polish Buffet, Golf on the Go, Viaero Kids Fun Zone, Loup City Fire Hall Ribbon Cutting & Open House, LCEC Polish Bazaar & Bloody Mary Bar, NPPD Truck Demos, Family Fishing, Kiddie Tractor Pull, Firefighter Water Training Tournament, TD’s Cornhole Tournament, Knights of Columbus Bingo, PTO Fun Run, Polish Bowling, Sherman County Historical Society, and more.
A special event is also coming back this year according to Dush, the Polish ‘Queen” Contest on Friday night.
“It’s a men’s beauty pageant,” Dush told KCNI/KBBN. “We have local contestants who will compete in an evening gown, swimsuit competition, and talent and there will be a question and answer portion. It’s a family show but great entertainment and the guys are really funny and really looking forward to putting on a show. That’s something we’re bringing back and then on Saturday the winner will ride in our parade.”
The parade will be 10:30 on Saturday morning with the theme of ‘Generations of Polska Pride’ highlighting Loup city Alumni and Polish heritage families. A great time will be had by all and different categories of floats, cars, and horses are included.
In lieu of a carnival, Melissa Dush said rockIT Event Pros will be bringing hands on experiences and attractions to Loup City such as 250 foot zipline down Main Street, rock climbing wall, bungee trampoline, toxic meltdown zone (like the Wipe Out TV show), kiddie Ferris wheel. Unlimited ride armbands on Saturday, June 5 from 3-8 p.m.
See you this weekend at the Polish Capital of Nebraska!