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Polka Fest steps into Ellsworth
Ellsworth Wisconsin 126 S. Chestnut St. 54011

Polka enthusiasts: Gear up for a full weekend of music and dancing at the 33rd annual Polka Fest Thursday - Sunday at the Pierce County Fairgrounds on Hwy. 65 in Ellsworth. Organizers expect about 2,400 fans to attend, including campers who stay a few nights or all weekend.

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Festivities kick off 7 p.m. Thursday with a jam session featuring Bruce Libby and Buttons and Bellows. Fourteen bands take the stage during the four-day event.

Fans can shop the goods and services of Fritz Concertina Repair and Sales as well as polka music by Chuck Stastny. Dancers can kick up their heels on one of three, wooden dance floors.

Ellsworth's Chamber of Commerce and civic service clubs will provide food and drink including brats, beer, cheese curds, turkey sandwiches, barbeque chicken, burgers and more. Vietnam Veterans serve breakfast Saturday and Sunday.

Bands begin playing at 6 p.m. Friday, 1 p.m. Saturday and noon Sunday. Admission for those days costs $12, $13 and $11 respectively.

For more information about the different bands and when they take the stage, go online to www.pressenter.com/~epolka; e-mail ellsworthpolkafest@yahoo.com; or call Roger Bjork at 715-273-5596.

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