This time of year, you can find small-town celebrations every weekend. County fairs. All-school reunions. One-hundred-twenty-fifth anniversary celebrations.
Prairie Chicken days. Turkey days. Pheasant festivals. Water carnivals. Walleye weekends. Muskrat madness. Beard contests. Tike pageants. Style shows.
Every town worth its salt comes up with an excuse to throw a once-in-a-lifetime summer celebration every three-to-five years.