Possum Festival kicks off in Washington County

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WAUSAU, Fla. (WJHG) -- One of the more colorful and unusual festivals is set to take place this weekend in Washington County.

The 44th annual Wausau Funday and Possum Festival kicks-off Friday night at the Possum Palace with the "Possum King and Queen Contest."

The main events take place on Saturday, with the pancake breakfast at 8:00, a parade at 10, and all the other events spread out throughout the day and night.

This year Governor Rick Scott will come to celebrate.

He will participate in the breakfast, the parade, and will address the crowd at 11:00.

There will also be a greasy pole contest, sack races, and crosscut sawing competition.

Admission is free, but take some money for food and the arts and crafts.

The Possum Festival celebrates the possum, which helped locals survive during the Great Depression in the 1930s.

WJHG

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