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Polka enthusiasts will party on down to the Pierce County Fairgrounds July 6-8 for the 37th annual Ellsworth Polka Fest.

They're a loyal bunch, these fans of the music-with-a-beat and fast-paced dance. They come here to swell as well as entertain the local population, one of the most popular stops on a summer festival circuit.

Lots of whooping and hollering are promised as the faithful whirl and twirl across two wooden dance floors set up inside the grounds. Their moves Friday through Sunday will be done to the accompaniment of over a dozen bands.

If past pattern holds true, the weather will be warm and around 2,000 visitors should be in attendance. Their arrival will coincide with the end of the Fourth of July, so they should be in a holiday mood.

Read more in the print version of the Herald July 4.

Bill Kirk

Bill Kirk was editor of the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth, from 1988 to February, 2015 and is now on staff as a reporter. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He previously worked in the media distribution department at the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus and is past editor of The Tri-County News in Osseo, Wisconsin.

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