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Scaled-back Dorchester Days this weekend

This year’s Dorchester Days may not have all the events and activities people are used to because of COVID-19, but the village is still determined to host three days of summer fun this weekend.

To cut down on the number of large gatherings, the event will not feature carnival rides, the Saturday night NTPA tractor pulls or the Sunday parade and chicken dinner.

However, there will still be two nights of pulls and live music, along with a cornhole tournament on Saturday and a the Father’s Day Car, Truck and Antique Show on Sunday. A beer tent and food stand will also be available all three days.

Friday night will feature the Badger State Dirt Flingers’ garden tractor pull, starting at 7 p.m. The contact person for the event is Al Bach, who can be reached at 715-316-1043.

Live music will be performed by the band Big Deeks from 8 p.m. until midnight.

On Saturday, a cornhole tournament will start noon. Anyone interested in participating can text Wayne Rau at 715-465-0242.

A tractor pull featuring two local farm classes will begin at 7 p.m. on Saturday night, with registration starting at 6 p.m.

Pullers can compete in either an 11,500-pound, 8 mile-per-hour class or a 11,200-pound, 12 mph farm class. The winner of the 11,500-pound class will receive one-year free use of a Meyer’s forage box.

A performance by the band Regenerated will start at 8 p.m. and go until midnight.

Registration for the 18th annual Father’s Day Car, Truck and Antique Tractor Pull will begin at 9 a.m. on Sunday and run until 1 p.m. Voting will be held between 1 and 2 p.m., with awards presented at 3 p.m.

Anyone with questions about the show can contact Larry Olson at 715-613-0854.

Sound Storm will provide music throughout the day.