Schedule

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Elite Sponsors: Ray Alderman & SonsUnion Grove Auto Parts – NAPA

 

General Sponsors: Grove Liquor Mart, TinCAN Roadhouse, Union Grove Piggly Wiggly

Saturday October 23rd

10 am – 5:30 pm

Best of the Midwest Cook-Off  (10 – 5)

  • 12 pm – BBQ Turn In & Judging Begins
  • 5 pm – KCBS BEST OF THE MIDWEST Awards

Pumpkin Chuckin Field (10 – 5:30)

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

  • 10:00 am – 11:00 am – Chuck Your Own Pumpkin
  • 11:00 am – 1:00 pm – Strongman Contest – $2 Entry Fee
  • 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Pumpkin Chuckin Contest
  • 4:30 pm –  Soaring Squash Team Awards
  • 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Chuck Your Own Pumpkin
  • 3:30 pm – Pumpkin Explosion – Sponsored by: Jennifer Dassow – First Weber 
  • 4:30 pm – Pumpkin Chuckin Team Awards
A special thanks to RUMA Sports for creating all the amazing trophies for the Best of the Midwest BBQ and Chuckin awards! 

Kids Games & Activities (10-5) 

Little Sprouts Kids Zone

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

Main Stage

  • 10:00 – Magic Mike
  • 10:30 – Racine Zoo
  • 11:30 – The Great Pumpkin Bake off – Judging
  • 12:00 – Magic Mike
  • 12:30 – Racine Zoo
  • 1:00 pm – Kids Costume Contest & Parade
  • 2:30 pm – Pie Eating Contest
  • 3:00pm – 5 pm – People’s Choice BBQ Tasting       *You be the Judge! People’s choice cards are $10, sample award winning BBQ from Best of the Midwest and Cast your vote! Limited number of cards are available
  • 5:00 pm – Best of the Midwest BBQ & Peoples Choice Awards

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.

4:00 – The Great Candy Drop! Located at the Helicopter launch pad. Watch the lakeshore helicopter soar into the air and drop 3000 pieces of candy! This experience is free to attend, adult must be present. 

Both Helicopter rides and The Great Candy Drop are subject to cancelation if the weather is poor. 

Hope Miniature Therapy Horses

Sale Arena Building – 11 am – 4 pm

Meet the horses of H.O.P.E. Miniature Therapy Horse Farm located in Caledonia, Wisconsin.

Kids Goodie Bags are sponsored by – Polnasek Daniels Funeral home, Bobs Mobil, Square One Heating & Cooling , 1174 Sports Park & Eatery

*** SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

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