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Rhinelander's Car Show, Art Fair to Draw Visitors

Natalie Jablonski
The Oneida County Courthouse will be the backdrop for an art sale happening this weekend.

Rhinelander is expecting a few thousand people this Saturday...with several events going on downtown.


Downtown Rhinelander Inc. is organizing the 18th year of its Second Saturday in June Car Show.


Executive Director Maggie Steffen says visitors can see more than a hundred cars of all ages...and you can admire them both inside and out.   


“They always like to show their interiors, and the hard work on the interiors, and their upholstery work," she said. "They like to show their engines.   So they are parked...all the way up Brown Street, and they usually end up on Davenport.”  


Parts of Brown, Davenport, and Rives streets will be closed Saturday for the event.  


Steffen says the event helps showcase the community and draw crowds to downtown businesses.  


It’s the eighteenth year and Steffen says DRI has had a huge amount of community and volunteer support this year.  


Art on the Courthouse Lawn is also happening Saturday. Dozens of vendors will be gathering outside the Oneida County Courthouse for the 29th year of the annual art sale.


Rhinelander Chamber of Commerce Director Dana DeMet says artists and craftspeople will be selling handmade wares from across the region.


“We have people come in and either do lawn ornaments that might be plasma cut or hand welded, things like that," he described. "There are also people who are working with more traditional craft items that you might find at a weekend craft fair; as well as more visual artists, and they’re featuring paintings.”


Over 80 vendors are scheduled to be there.


Organizers are expecting several thousand people, as visitors come downtown for various events.  


The Master Gardeners Plant Sale is also Saturday, as is the WXPR Art and CD Sale.  


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