Weekend Happenings features start of Main Street Farmer’s Market


The Oshkosh Farmers Market always includes activities for kiddos. Market photos courtesy of Oshkosh Saturday Farmers Market

The Oshkosh Saturday Farmer’s Market returns to Main Street this Saturday, and is likely to offer all of your salad greens needs, starter plants, flowers, and a plethora of local food goods (eggs, honey, syrups, cheeses, pasture-raised meats and poultry, fish, and jams.   140 vendors in all!   8am – 12:30pm rain or shine. Visit  www.OSFMI.com to find a list of Who’s Doing What and a Market Layout (updated every week).  Also, check the Weekly Events page for a list of scheduled musicians and other special events.  

Looking for different plants?  Friends of Menominee Park Shoreland is hosting a native plant sale in partnership with Growing Oshkosh featuring native perennials and veggies.  The sale is Saturday June 3 from 9am – noon at 652 Monroe Street in Oshkosh.  According to the shoreland crew, the funds help support the restoration of areas in Menominee Park and throughout the community, helping to improve water quality and providing critical habitat to many threatened species.

As always, there is Rock in Roll.  Twisted Roots (693 N Main, Osh) is hosting the Young Revelators, Horace Greene and Nicholas the Transparent Friday June 2, with sounds starting at 10pm. The Palace is adding a night of hip hop on Friday as well (see poster).

For a little more formal of a musical event setting, head over to the Grand on Saturday for The Highwaymen Live.  Doors at 7:30pm.  According to the Grand:

Perhaps the greatest super group in country music history, the original Highwaymen formed in 1985 and consisted of Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash. They traveled the world performing traditional country music to millions of fans. The Highwaymen Live lineup includes performances by: Michael Moore as Willie Nelson, Bob Gill as Waylon Jennings, and Daryl Weyman as Johnny Cash. This 90 minute tribute show is full of upbeat, honky-tonk hits like “Folsom Prison Blues”, “Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys”, “On the Road Again” and “Me & Bobby McGee”.

Sticking with night life and creativity, this Saturday also happens to be Gallery Walk.  20 venues will host art for the event, with maps and info available on the Oshkosh Gallery Walk website.

Want more walking (or running), there are two events for you.  On June 3, EA

A is hosting a Bubble Run.  Yes, Bubble Run.  According to the website: “If you’ve done a traditional 5K, you know they can be a bit lackluster. But the BUBBLE RUN™ is like running through Willy Wonkas’ factory. Clad in white t-shirts, adults, kids and strollers run, walk, dance and play across 3 miles of absolute fun!”


The YMCA has their funny run on Sunday (June 4). Rain or shine, the 2017 Kids Mud Run is on.  Open to ages 4 – 13, everyone will experience a wet and muddy 1-mile course with over 12 obstacles. MORE MUD THIS YEAR!  Don’t forget your towel.  Or two.

Still need more running / walking?  Aurora Cancer Care and the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation are hosting the 9th annual Lombardi Walk to Tackle Cancer! on Saturday, June 3 in Menominee Park. (5K, run/walk). Registration is at 8am.  According to organizers, the event includes fun games, interactive and educational booths, a short program and then the actual walk! Registration is free, but if you raise $50 or more you’ll receive a walk t-shirt and the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation will match up to 50% of each dollar raised. All dollars donated STAY LOCAL to directly help cancer patients in Oshkosh. Teams can sign up now at LombardiWalk.Org.

And, horses.  The OI already covered this, so take a look here.  My family is going to check this out, and you probably should too.

There you have it.  I’m sure I missed some things but this should get you started.  I set out to spend 5 minutes on a weekend preview, forgetting this is Oshkosh, and every day is event day.


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Justin R. Mitchell

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