Things to Do

Main Street Business CenterWanatah is home to a variety of businesses and restaurants for the benefit of both residents and visitors year-round.

The Wanatah Public Library is located in the Main Street Business Center at 114 South Main St.

Wanatah is also the home of the following annual community events:

Town-wide Garage Sale –Cancelled in 2021

Held each year in June, this event draws hundreds of visitors to the town as residents open their garages and yards for a bargain-hunters delight. Local restaurants and shops are also open and food venders and portable restroom facilities are scattered throughout the town for your convenience. Free parking.

4th of July Fireworks Display and Open Pit Barbeque Dinner –Cancelled in 2021

A joint project between the Chamber of Commerce and the Koselke-Mayfield post of the American Legion in Wanatah, this event features a variety of activities the whole family can enjoy. It starts in the afternoon with the Hawg Creek Duck race and an Open Pit BBQ Dinner. Following the fireworks display at dusk, there is a dance in the Legion hall for those over 21. Held the first Saturday after the 4th of July.

Scarecrow Festival –September 24-26, 2021

scarecrowThis fun-filled family event continues to grow and attract new visitors and vendors. It runs from Friday evening through Sunday afternoon on the fourth weekend of September and features arts and crafts, rides for children, a pork chop dinner, fish fry and pancake breakfast, a parade, scarecrow sculpting, fun runs for children and adults, music and variety acts, a car show, a toy show, community merchant drawings and more.

Visit for more information and entry forms.

Other Activities

ball-park_lgIn addition, there are a variety of clubs and organizations in the Wanatah area, including: