To celebrate 50 years since debris from Russian Sputnik IV crashed-landed in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, community members will gather for their annual Sputnikfest 2012 beginning on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at the corner of N. 8th and Park Streets (location of crash site). More information can be found at the Rahr-West Art Museum wesbite.
Named one of the Top Five Funkiest Festivals in the country by Readers Digest, this Wacky Tacky Festival is fast becoming a community favorite, with fun for the entire family.
There’s food, music, raffles and contests for every age group and life form. Purchase a Sputnikfest t-shirt, 2012 posters at our merchandise tent, have your picture taken with a Star Wars Character, dress up in aluminum foil, decorate a cake or just join in the fun! You won’t want to miss this.
Dave Zaleski and Tim Reagan star as the brave cops who discovered the Sputnik that fell to earth, in this dramatic reenactment from the crash site in Manitowoc WI.