53rd annual Wausau Possum Fest draws large crowds

The first Saturday in August has long been the day the Wausau Funday and Possum Festival is held, and this year is no exception. The Wausau Community Development Club hosted the event at the Possum Palace, kicking off festivities with the Possum King and Queen Contest on Friday and a concert featuring Cory Keefe and Highway 20 Band.

Festivities continued on Saturday with traditional Possum Day events such as the parade,  the always exciting possum auction, kids activities, vendors, food and more.

The event saw hundreds of attendees enjoying themselves with some snagging some possum ice cream.