Kernel Days kicks off this weekend in Wells

Published 10:00 pm Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Wells Kernel Days weekend activities are already off to a running start.

Thursday activities include the Wells Library Foundation salad luncheon, Kernel Days Community Supper and the Little Miss Kernel Days Program.

The Wells Depot Museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and will host barrel train rides for children from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A free lunch and root beer floats will be provided by Bevcomm and CCF Bank from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the bank parking lot.

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Many of the activities at Half Moon Park begin at 5 p.m. Friday, as well. Lions bingo, food stands, the beer garden, giant inflatables, the petting zoo, sand volleyball tournaments and helicopter rides will take place at the park until the fireworks display, which is at 9:30 p.m.

Activities will pick back up on Saturday, starting with the Maple Valley Classic Car Show at 8 a.m. in downtown Wells. The Wells Depot Museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and there will be free swimming at the Wells Municipal Swimming Pool from 1:30 to 5 p.m.

Many of the events at Half Moon Park will continue Saturday, such as the petting zoo, inflatables, food stands, Lions bingo and the beer garden, among others.

There will also be a gaga ball tournament at the soccer field, a childrens pedal pull and live entertainment at the park throughout the day.

The festivities will wind down Sunday with the Veterans of Foreign Wars pancake breakfast, Lions golf tournament and a church service in the park. The Wells Depot Museum will be open from noon to 4 p.m.

For more information, see the schedule below or visit the Wells Kernel Days Facebook page.

Schedule  of events


11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Wells Library Foundation salad luncheon, Wells American Legion

4 p.m.: Kernel Days Community Supper, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

7 p.m.: Little Miss Kernel Program, United South Central auditorium


10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Wells Depot Museum open

11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Barrel train rides for kids, Wells Depot Museum

11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Free lunch and root beer floats, CCF Bank parking lot

2-4 p.m.: 55+ Lions bingo, Broadway Apartments

5 p.m.: Rebel Youth Wrestling Kids Triathlon and 5k, Wells pool

5 p.m.: Lions bingo, food stands and beer garden open, Half Moon Park

5 p.m.: Helicopter rides begin, old USC practice field

5 p.m.: Petting zoo opens

5-9:30 p.m.: Kid Zone activities tent opens

5-9:30 p.m.: Giant inflatables for all ages

6 p.m.: Activities by We Are United, soccer fields

6 p.m.: Sand volleyball tournaments start

6 p.m.: Tractor races and events, old USC practice field

7 p.m.: Teen dance, Bevcomm Stage

7 p.m.: Kiddie and pet parade, Chamber tent

9:30 p.m.: Fireworks, Half Moon Park


8 a.m.: Maple Valley Classic Car Show, downtown Wells

8 a.m.: Sand volleyball tournament continue, Half Moon Park

8 a.m.: Softball tournaments begin, Half Moon Park

9 a.m.-4 p.m.: Helicopter rides continue, Half Moon Park

9 a.m.-noon: Farmers market, Marketplace Foods

9:30 a.m.: Chocolate chip cookie and potted flower contest, Chamber tent

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Wells Depot Museum open

10 a.m.: Kidz Zone tent opens

10 a.m.: Lions bingo, food stands and beer garden open, Half Moon Park

10 a.m.: 3-on-3 basketball tournament, Third Street SW

10 a.m.: Gaga ball tournament, soccer field

10 a.m.: Children’s pedal tractor pull, Bevcomm Stage

10 a.m.-2 p.m.: Day of the Dozer

10 a.m.-8 p.m.: Giant inflatables, Half Moon Park

11 a.m.: Reptile Zoo, Bevcomm Stage

Noon-2 p.m.: Public safety demonstration, Half Moon Park

1 p.m.: Little Miss Kernel Talent Show, Bevcomm Stage

1:30-5 p.m.: Free swimming, Wells pool

2 p.m.: Coins in the Corn, Half Moon Park

2:30 p.m.: Perpetual Juggler, Bevcomm Stage

3 p.m.: Jim Lawrence Orchestra, Heartland Senior Living

3 p.m.: Sugar Loom performance, Shepherd’s Inn

3:30 p.m.: Classic car cruise around town

5 p.m.: Kernel Days Parade, downtown Wells

7 p.m.: Brett Feist, Johnson Seeds/B&D Metalworks Stage

9 p.m.: Street dance featuring SSCB Band

After the parade: Live performances at Half Moon Park


7 a.m.-noon: VFW pancake breakfast, VFW

8 a.m.: Softball tournament continues, Half Moon Park

9:30 a.m.: Golf tournament, Wells Golf Course

11 a.m.: Worship at the Park, Half Moon Park

Noon-4 p.m.: Wells Depot Museum open