Six special event permits get thumbs up from Health and Safety Committee
By Jalen Maki
Tomahawk Leader Editor
TOMAHAWK – The City of Tomahawk Health and Safety Committee gave its stamp of approval to six special event permit applications this week.
During its meeting at City Hall on Wednesday, April 12, the committee approved permit applications for the Tomahawk Farm and Flea Market, Spring Fling Wine Walk, Main Street Memories Car Show, Culpepper and Merriweather Circus, Antique Outboard Motor Show and Hometown Christmas.
With the green light from the committee, the permit applications will be sent to the City of Tomahawk Common Council for final approval.
Tomahawk Farm and Flea Market
The Tomahawk Farm and Flea Market is slated to return for another season.
The weekly event, sponsored by the Tomahawk Farmers Market Corporation, will be held each Saturday from May 6 through Oct. 28 at Washington Square Park on N. 4th St. The market will set up at 7 a.m. and will end at 2 p.m.
An estimated 50 to 200 people will attend the market each week, according to the permit application.
Spring Fling Wine Walk
Tomahawk Main Street Inc.’s Spring Fling Wine Walk is scheduled for Friday, May 12.
Along with the wine walk, the event will also feature a food tasting and an afterglow event at participating businesses, the permit application said.
Roughly 250 people are estimated to take part in the event.
Main Street Memories Car Show
Tomahawk’s annual Main Street Memories Car Show is slated to once again be held on W. Wisconsin Ave. downtown on Memorial Day weekend.
The event, sponsored by Tomahawk Main Street, will begin at 7 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 28, and estimated attendance will be from 3,000 to 5,000 people.
Food concessions will be available, but there will be no alcohol sales, according to the permit application.
Culpepper and Merriweather Circus
The Culpepper and Merriweather Circus is scheduled to make a stop in Tomahawk this summer.
The big top circus will be held at the SARA Park Soccer Fields on Wednesday, July 12, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Attendance is estimated to be around 500 people.
The event will feature food concessions, but no alcohol sales.
Antique Outboard Motor Show
A classic Tomahawk event, the Antique Outboard Motor Show, is slated to take place at SARA Park from Tuesday, Aug. 1 through Friday, Aug. 4.
The event will feature an antique outboard motor race, show and swap meet. Camping will be available for participants and vendors.
A holiday favorite is scheduled to return to downtown Tomahawk this winter.
Hometown Christmas is slated for Friday, Dec. 8. The event will run from 3:30 p.m. and will wrap up at 8 p.m., with an estimated 1,000 attendees. No food or alcohol sales will be available, the permit application said.
As in years past, the event will feature a parade, live window displays, walking carolers, bell ringers, music performances and a warming pit location.