YUTAN – Yutan Days is poised to offer something for everyone this Friday through Sunday.

Yutan Days Coordinators Eric Wilke, Jaime Long and Angie Wooster are helping to make this year’s Yutan Days the best it can be.

Wilke said this year’s activities will consist of many old favorites from the previous years.

“It’s about the same lineup as last year,” Wilke said.

He said Friday evening activities are often the most attended, with everyone out having a good time with their families.

“Friday night is geared up for the youngsters and draws the biggest crowd,” Wilke said.

Friday’s activities get started with the carnival from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Kiddie Parade at 5:30 p.m. The parade starts at the Yutan Elementary School and ends at the First State Bank. Starting at 6 p.m. is the Kids Tractor Pull.

The beer garden goes from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the Vine Street Market parking lot and karaoke is from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

The National Anthem will ring out at 9:50 p.m. and fireworks starts at 10 p.m. in Itan Park.

On Saturday, a pancake feed will be served by the Yutan Fire Department from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Also on Saturday, the coed sand volleyball starts at 9 a.m. and the craft fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. To register for volleyball, contact Bethany Bean at 402-658-4330.

Starting at noon, the beer garden and carnival are back on the schedule, followed by the parade at 1 p.m. Later that evening, live music by Ghost Riders will be at the beer garden from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Sunday will start with the beer garden and the carnival from noon until 5 p.m. A pitch tournament, corn hole and beer pong to go with it.

This year’s new event will be the Beer Mile. Registration is at noon and the race starts at 1 p.m. Wilke said the Beer Mile is shaping up to be one of the most entertaining activities of the weekend.

The beer mile will consist of teams of four each running a quarter mile. At every quarter mile mark, the runner must completely finish a beer before their teammate can begin running.

Wilke said he was eager for this year’s Yutan Days. He said he was particularly fond of the fireworks show and was greatly looking forward to it.

“The fireworks are always amazing and if it rains, then it’ll be on Saturday,” Wilke said.

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