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Monday, April 15, 2024
Virgil Stampede cancels derby, moves location of rides

The Virgil Stampede is going to be a little different this year.

Due to heavy rains and muddy grounds, rides will be set up in the parking lot of the Meridian Credit Union Arena instead of in the field at the Virgil Sports Park.

The Saturday derby will also be cancelled.

Sharon VanNoort, a member of the Virgil Business Association, which hosts the annual carnival, said the rest of the event will be the same, including the concession stands, magicians, special guests, nickel sale and fireworks show.

“Everything else is a go,” VanNoort said. “It will just be in different areas of the park.”

She said because the rides will be taking up the parking lots, there will be “extremely limited” parking, though organizers are trying to find an additional lot nearby.

The schedule is unchanged. Festivities are set to run May 18, 19 and 20, ending with a fireworks display on Monday at 9:30 p.m.


WHAT: Virgil Stampede

WHEN: Saturday, May 18, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday, May 19, 11 a..m. to 8 p.m., and Monday, May 20, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

WHERE: Virgil Sports Park, 1565 Four Mile Creek Road, Virgil

COST: Adults $5 each, children under 10 are free. Free Admission on Sunday

DERBY: Cancelled due to weather conditions

FIREWORKS: Monday, May 20 (Victoria Day) at 9:30 p.m.

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