A small crowd of supporters with Kerry signs stand outside the park where the Democratic presidential nominee will appear Tuesday for a Town Hall-type gathering.
Across the street, about as many Bush supporters wave waffles in reference to their criticism that portrays Kerry as waffling on some issues.
The demonstrations draw honks from drivers passing by.
Kerry is expected to talk about his economic plan for the country during an invitation-only gathering in Beloit. As many as 1,700 are expected.