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*** SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Saturday October 19th

10 am – 6 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.

  • 10:00 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
  • 4:00 pm – Pumpkin Explosion
  • 5:00 pm – Pumpkin Chuckin 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

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

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

Main Stage

Sponsored by Square One and Hartlage Insurance

  • 10 am – Magic Mike
  • 11 am – Sword Play by Highwaymen Entertainment
  • 12 pm – Magic Rob
  • 1 pm – Kids Costume Contest & Parage
  • 2:30 pm – Pie Eating Contest
  • 3pm – 5 pm – People’s Choice BBQ Tasting
  • 5 pm – Best of the Midwest BBQ 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.

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.

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