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Saturday October 20th

10 am – 8 pm

Best of the Midwest Cook-Off (10 – 5)

  • 12 pm – BBQ Turn In & Judging Begins
  • 5 pm – KCBS BEST OF THE MIDWEST Awards (Main Stage) 
  • 2 – 4 pm –   People’s Choice Competition 
    • You be the judge! Purchase a Peoples Choice Judges card for $10 and sample the Best BBQ in the Midwest! Cards and contest in Beer Garden.

Pumpkin Chuckin Field (10 – 6)

IT’S YOUR TURN! Launch your own pumpkin between competitions – $4 per launch.

  • 10:30 am – 12:30 pm – Little Chuckers
  • 12:30 pm – Little Chuckers Team Awards
  • 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm – Soaring Squash
  • 4:30 pm –  Soaring Squash Team Awards

Kids Games & Activities (10-7) 

Little Sprouts Kids Zone – Sponsored by North Shore Bank

  • Free Hayrides (10-5) 
  • Garden Tractor Club Barrel Rides – $1
  • Free Kids Games – Kids Play Area
  • Pumpkin Sling Shots (3 for $1)

11 am – ALL  DAY Carnival Rides
10 am – ALL DAY Broncos Youth Shooting Club Potato Gun Challenge (3 shots for $5 or 7 shots for $10)

12 – 4 pm – Treasure Hunt with Captain Jack and Friends 

Special thanks to Maurice Farms for donating pumpkins used at the Fest! 

Petting Zoo (10-6)

Join the Union Grove FFA and let your kids meet theirs! The Union Grove High School FFA will be hosting a farm animal petting zoo both days.

Little Sprouts Stage

Sponsored by Union Grove Piggly Wiggly

  • 10 am – Pumpkin Yoga with Jessie Vyvyan from Chi Trees & Oil – FREE Family Friendly
  • 11 am – Animals of the World – Racine Zoo
  • 12 pm – Magic Rob
  • 2 pm – Magic Rob
  • 3 pm – Sword Play by Highwaymen Entertainment
  • 3:30 pm – Pumpkin Seed Spitting Contest
  • 4 pm – Creatures of the Night – Racine Zoo

Helicopter Rides (11 am)

Take a 5-6 minute ride around Union Grove at 120 mph! The cost of a ride is $40/seat and we can take three passengers per flight. There are no age restrictions. Children under age 2 may sit on parent’s lap (no charge for child) as long as everyone is within weight limits. Children, age 2 and older, must have their own seat and seatbelt. Helicopter rides are sponsored and hosted by Lakeshore Helicopter.

Beer Tent Main Stage

1 pm – Kids Costume Contest & Parade

2 pm – 4 pm – People’s Choice BBQ Tasting

5 pm – Best of the Midwest BBQ Awards

2 pm – 6 pm – Blues Rock Band

2 pm – 4 pm – Battle of the Bars featuring Dead Mann’s Saloon (Kansasville, WI), Hiawatha Bar & Grill (Sturtevant, WI), JB’s Pub (Union Grove, WI), and 1175 Sports Park & Eatery (Kansasville, WI)

Sunday, October 21

10 am – 5 pm

Pumpkin Chuckin Field (10 – 5)

IT’S YOUR TURN! Launch your own pumpkin between competitions – $4 per launch.

  • 11 am – 2 pm – Advanced Chuckin Competition Begins
  • 2:30 pm – Advanced Chuckin Awards 

Kids Games & Activities (10-5) 

Little Sprouts Kids Zone – Sponsored by North Shore Bank

  • Free Hayrides (10-5) 
  • Garden Tractor Club Barrel Rides – $1
  • Free Kids Games – Kids Play Area
  • Pumpkin Sling Shots (3 for $1)

10 am – ALL DAY Carnival Rides
10 am – ALL DAY Broncos Youth Shooting Club -Potato Gun Challenge (3 shots for $5 or 7 shots for $10) 

12 pm – Desperados & Deputies (presented by Highwaymen Entertainment) 

Throughout the day watch out as bandits hijack our hayride!
Don’t worry Deputy Do-Good will be on guard to bring the
bandits to justice, but he may need your help!

Special thanks to Maurice Farms for donating pumpkins used at the Fest!

Petting Zoo (10-2)

Join the Union Grove FFA and let your kids meet theirs! The Union Grove High School FFA will be hosting a farm animal petting zoo both days.

Little Sprouts Stage

Sponsored by Union Grove Piggly Wiggly

  • 11 am – Animals of the World – Racine Zoo
  • 12 pm – Magic Rob
  • 1:30 pm – Princess Story Time – Enchanted Parties & Events
  • 2:30 pm – Creatures of the Night – Racine Zoo
  • 3 pm – Magic Rob
  • 4 pm – Princess Story Time with Enchanted Parties & Events 

Helicopter Rides (12 pm)

Take a 5-6 minute ride around Union Grove at 120 mph! The cost of a ride is $40/seat and we can take three passengers per flight. There are no age restrictions. Children under age 2 may sit on parent’s lap (no charge for child) as long as everyone is within weight limits. Children, age 2 and older, must have their own seat and seatbelt. Helicopter rides are sponsored and hosted by Lakeshore Helicopter.

Great Pumpkin Bake-Off (10 – 1)

  • 10 am – 12:45 pm-  Entry Turn In at the Information Barn
  • 1:00 pm Entry Judging & Awards (Main Stage)

Rib Cooking Demo (12 pm)

Join Moose’s BBQ at the Main Stage and learn the tricks behind the KCBS competition RIBS – including FREE samples!

Pie Eating Contest (2 pm)

Register at the information booth by 1:30 pm. 

 

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