One of the most referenced highlights of rural
Well guess what? The city of
Dates: Usually the second weekend in August
Closest Big Cities:
Star of the show: World’s biggest ball of twine, made by one person
Events: parade, music in the park, all-you-can-eat chicken dinner, tours through the twine ball museum, mini-tractor pull
Music: Polka, Folk
Duration: 2 Days
History: In March of 1950, Francis A. Johnson decided to wrap his loose twine into a ball. He must have had a lot of extra twine because for four hours every day, for the next 29 years, Francis added to his ball, eventually constructing a 17,400lb monster that is more than 11 feet wide.
Few places in this country are more “Rural American” than
Think about this, how impressive will it be to your friends the next time someone says, “Hey, didja see the biggest ball of twine? Har har…” You can reply, “Oh yes, I danced a mean Polka there once…”
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