RC Thunderfest presents…THUNDER IN THE HILLS – INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION –  Saturday, July 1st, in Krouskop Park all day.facebook_519222334

with food and beer garden, kids games, bounce houses, go cart racing & Kiddie Carts, bands playing from Noon to Midnight, the Pi-Tri Challenge, and end the evening with fireworks!  More exciting events to be announced!


This year the City Parks and City of Richland Center will present Thunder in the Hills – fireworks display starting at dusk.

Come early and stay late! Enjoy the food and beverages, music, and all the fun throughout the day, as we celebrate our independence Southwest Wisconsin Style!

Hot Dog & Pie Eating Contest, Sponsored by Wallace, Cooper & Elliott. Hoola Hoop Contest, Bike Rodeo, Line Dancing and a special performance by Liz Niemeyer and Students of George Laubmeier III. There is something for everyone!!

Thunder from the Stage 2017.facebook_1590005879 

“Thunder from the Stage” is back to RC ThunderFest in 2017. Live from Krouskop Park in Richland Center will be a full day of great entertainment . FREE Music festival from 12:00 pm to 12:00 am in Krouskop Park.  This is a family event for music lovers in a park atmosphere with a quality state and sound system. Our stage is again managed by Steve Davis, who will work with all our bands and performers connecting great music and a great time for all!
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM UNITE
1:20 PM – 2:20 PM TBD
2:40: PM – 3:50 PM MAGGIE MAE
6:00 PM – 7:10 PM JAKE O’ MC CLUSKY
9:45 PM -10:15 PM FIREWORKS

A wide variety of genre including Country, Rock, Classic, Blues, Christian and funk and much more,
providing a great day of entertainment in conjunction with the many events taking place as part of RC ThunderFest 2017. This fantastic day of nonstop music is provided without gate charge by RC ThunderFest and it’s sponsors! Also a new special Vet’s Recognition program is added for 2017!




Pi-Tri Challenge    CANCELLED FOR 2017piTriChallenge

2017 Pi-Tri Registration

Triathlon of Paddle, Pedal and Run.  Both competitive and non-competitive categories.   

For more information contact Jodi Mieden at 608-647-8108 ext. 1.


PiTri_Results 2016


 Thunderland Kid Zone


RC ThunderFest welcomes back Thunder Showers, LLC, from Boscobel, WI.  Once again bringing fun and excitement to the RC Thunderfest grounds, including a 90 ft obstacle course jump house, a Euro Style bungie jump, & bouncy fun for all ages.

Don’t miss the fun and thrills as Thunder Showers adds a real bounce to the festivites again this year.

For more information, visit them online at thundershowersllc.com    or call (608)778-6043
Thunder Showers LLC—Your Event Specialist…Tents, Bounce Houses, Tables, Chairs, Mobile Showers, and more!



Bumper Balls

New this year good old fashion bumper balls…. Get your friends and whether it’s soccer or just a friendly game of bump and run, you will want to try this out!
Bring your own group or join one here just come and bump and roll!

Dunk a Hunk

Richland Center High School Football team is ready to sink or swim. Come out and throw a few balls and help them with raising funds for equipment needs. You might even find a coach, teacher, cheerleader? .”Dunk A Hunk” in our dunk tank. Local celebrities will be waiting for a swim as well. Come on out and have some fun!

Thunder Magic

New in 2017 will be the first ever Thunder Magics that is. Sponsored by Wallace Cooper & Elliott Insurance Agency.
The excitment is building as we prepare for Thunder Magic at its finest. Come and watch and share in the fun. This will be a great time bring kids, bring mom and dad…come one come all!


RC Auto Racing comes to RC ThunderFest in 2017

Racers from near and far will gather for an afternoon of fun tire squealing excitement. If you haven’t enjoyed a growing form of racing come check this out. We promise a great time filled with lots of tight turns and exciting straightaways and jumps!

Races begin at 1200 P.M and continue each hour with the final race being run at 4:30 PM.

Arts and Crafts Fair

New for 2017 a Arts and Crafts Fair. This showcases the work of many local artists and crafters.

Whether you are a crafter selling your goods or an artist offering your creations or just a shopper, come and see what everyone has to offer. If interested in a booth contact Mary Jo Fortney at 608-647-8842 or email her at mary.fortney@gmail.com