The lack of the Lodi Ag Fair this summer hit the community pretty hard. It hit the Fair even harder. In order to cover expenses and be ready to go next year, the Fair Board is hosting a “dinner and a drive-in movie” fund-raiser on Saturday, September 12th at 5:30 pm
Titled “A Curbside Dinner and a Carpool Cinema”, the event will feature a full meal, a family-friendly movie on a 40-foot outdoor screen, and–of course–popcorn. Tickets are on sale through Saturday Sept 5th at Vern’s Appliance on Main St. When you purchase your ticket, you’ll get to select your meals from the menu. You must choose your meals at the time of purchase, the Fair knows how much food to buy.
Prices are $25 per adult, and $5 for children under 6. This is an alcohol-free event–and no carry-ins allowed. Dinners will be brought to your car before you are shown to the parking areas. Areas will be sectioned off to maintain proper social distancing. You are asked to stay in your cars during the event. Those in pick-ups may sit in the truck-bed, but you’ll be parking in the back of the lot to assure everyone has a clear view of the screen.
After dinner, there will be a short presentation highlighting the area volunteers that make the Lodi Ag Fair happen, and then it’s on to the main feature.
Due to licensing agreements, the Fair is not allowed to advertise the title. However, Lori Ripp from the Fair Board selected the film as a family-friendly, agriculture-centered feature. It tells the story of a young girl’s journey to join a equestrian trick-riding team.
Rain date for the event is Sunday September 13th.
A Lodi native, Blaze attended the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay where he graduated with a degree in theatre technology & design. He has traveled extensively throughout the United States and the world–including a 6-year stint in China. He has been a teacher, a writer, a designer, and is the founder of the Redleaf Consulting Group.