This year will mark the 56th Annual Dousman Derby Days celebration.
The celebration is held the last full weekend every year in July and includes fun for every age. This year holds a carnival, food and beer tents, a softball tournament, live music, a parade, and the Wisconsin State Championship Frog Jump.
Of all the activities offered the Frog Jump and the Parade seem to be a definite favorite. The Parade will be held Sunday morning at 11:00, however if you want a good seat along Main Street plan on getting there early to reserve your spot. Bands, old cars, area business floats, and fire trucks from surrounding communities are just some of the things that can be seen in the parade. Make sure the kids bring a bag because parade participants will be tossing candy as they go by.
The frog jump is held on Saturday and Sunday; if you are not able to catch your own frog along the Bark River frogs are available at the park for just one dollar. Contestants compete by getting down behind their frogs and pounding on the ground to make them jump, there is a time limit and the contestant’s frog is only allowed three jumps. After the third jump the judges will measure how many feet the frog has gone. The winner receives a trophy, a ribbon, one-hundred dollars, and a ride on the back of a convertible in Sunday’s parade.
Friday night music will be provided by Dirty Boogie. 76 Juliet will perform Saturday night and Mad Pole Cats will perform Sunday to wrap up the weekend. All of these great things will kick off Friday night at 6:00. Here is the complete schedule:
Dousman Derby Days is July 29 through 31...
6pm: Men's Softball Tournament
6pm: Food & Beer Tents Open
6pm: Big H Amusements Carnival
7pm-11pm: Live music by Dirty Boogie - Main Stage
8am: Softball Tournament continues
Noon: Food & Beer Tents Open
Noon: Big H Amusements Carnival including Unlimited Rides from 1-5pm with Wristband purchase.
1-4pm: Wisc State Championship Frog Jump Competition
2pm: Main Stage Dance Academy - Main Stage
5pm: All Star Wrestling - Main Stage
8pm-Midnight: Live music by 76 Juliet - Main Stage
11am: Gigantic Parade on Main St & Ottawa Ave
Immediately following the parade: UW Madison 5th Quarter Marching Band - Main Stage
Noon: Food & Beer Tents
Noon: Big H Amusements Carnival
12:30-4pm: Wisc State Championship Frog Jump Competition
1pm: Chicken BBQ
1-5pm: Live music by Mad Pole Cats - Main Stage
2-5pm: Dousman Frogs vs. Delavan, Land of Lakes Hardball Game