Sunday Marks 25th Anniversary Of Oakfield Tornado

Sunday marks the 25th anniversary of the Oakfield Tornado – an E-F-5 tornado that hit the village on July 18th, 1996.  

This year, the Oakfield community is holding a day full of events and celebration as they look back on the 25th anniversary, and how far the village has come since the tornado.  

Owen Stoppleworth is with the Oakfield Area Historical Society – he tells KFIZ News the whole community is coming together to make this day possible.  

“We kind of decided let’s make this a community day, a community event. Almost all of the organizations in Oakfield are going to have something going on, whether it’s a parade float or their own event. I think we have 11 different things going on that day. So it’s going to be a pretty action-packed day.”

Sunday’s events include a parade at Noon featuring the “Echoes of Camp Randall Marching Band”, an Ice Cream Social put on by the Historical Society, and plenty more. 

Find the full schedule of events at, or on the Historical Society’s Facebook page.