You can't go wrong in WrightNothing could possibly go wrong in Wright — right? Wrong! So why not head over to the little Carlton County community this weekend and see what the small-town charm of Wrong Days in Wright is all about?
By: Wendy Johnson, Pine Journal
Nothing could possibly go wrong in Wright — right? Wrong! So why not head over to the little Carlton County community this weekend and see what the small-town charm of Wrong Days in Wright is all about?
Now in its 48th year, the ambitious festival features three days of family-oriented fun and entertainment. The events get underway on Friday night, July 19, with a rummage sale from 2-6 p.m. at St. John’s church, followed by a Steak Fry from 4-8 p.m. at the Big Top, sponsored by the Wright Fire Department and Wrong Days Committee.
Bethlehem Lutheran Church will host its Pie Social from 5-7:30 p.m., and festival goers will be sure to get an eyeful at the Men’s Pretty Leg Contest from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Big Top. The Cook Shack will be open from 8-10 p.m., with the grand fireworks display set for dusk.
Saturday will feature a volleyball tournament (call Leah Anderson at 218-348-8305 for information), and the Cook Shack will be open once again from 10 a.m. to noon.
Saturday’s showcase event will be the annual Wrong Days in Wright parade, with lineup beginning at 9 a.m. by Groth Lumber and the parade set to get underway at 10 a.m. The button drawing will take place directly after the parade.
Crafters and vendors will showcase their wares all day, up until 6 p.m., and there will be kids' games at the park from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the fire hall, and a dunk tank featuring local “celebrities” from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
An open class horseshoe tournament is slated for 11 a.m. on Saturday, and a cribbage tournament will be held at the fire hall at 1:30 p.m. If bingo is your game, stop by the Senior Center from 1-3 p.m.
A Medallion Hunt for kids age 12 and under will get started at 1 p.m. in the park (participants must purchase a Wrong Days button). For the older “kids,” the Black Jack Grill will host a Car and Motorcycle Show from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. All car and motorcycle clubs are welcome, with registration opening at 9 a.m.
Live music at the Big Top will cap off the day’s events from 8 p.m. to midnight.
Rounding out the celebration will be a Pancake Feed at the Big Top from 7-11 a.m. on Sunday, July 21.
There will also be a mixed softball tourney all weekend. Contact Brenda Hutar at 218-390-5212 for more information.