Schedule

(schedule subject to change)

Saturday October 21st

10 am – 7 pm

Best of the Midwest Cook-Off (10 – 5)

  • 12 pm – Turn in & Judging begins
  • 5 pm – Awards (stage) 
  • 2 – 4:30 pm –   People’s Choice

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)

ACME CATAPULT will be exhibition launching between competitions. 

  • 10:30 am – Jr. Chuckin Competition Begins
  • 1:00 pm – Jr. Chuckin Awards (stage)
  • 3:00 pm – Intermediate Chuckin Competition Begins
  • 5:30 pm –  Intermediate Chuckin Awards (stage)

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 – Carnival Rides ($20 ride all day wristband)
10 am – 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! 

Main Stage – Sponsored by b&m machine corporation of racine

  • 10:30 am – Racine Zoo Show “Animals of the World”
  • 11:00 am – Learn to sword fight with Captain Jack and Friends presented by Highwaymen Entertainment
  • 12:00 pm – Racine Zoo Show “Creatures of the Night”
  • 12:30 pm – Jr. Chuckin Awards
  • 1:00 pm – Kids Costume Contest & Costume Parade
  • 2:00 pm – Racine Zoo Show “Desert Dwellers”
  • 3:00 pm – Tim Castle 
  • 5:00 pm – Best of the Midwest Awards
  • 5:30 pm – Intermediate Chuckin Awards
  • 6:00 pm – Tim Castle

Sunday, October 22

10 am – 5 pm

Pumpkin Chuckin Field (10 – 5)

ACME CATAPULT will be exhibition launching between competitions. 

  • 11:00 am – Advanced Chuckin Competition Begins
  • 2:30 pm – Advanced Chuckin Awards (stage)
  • 3:00 pm – Exhibition Launching from Acme Catapult and other competitors 

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 – Carnival Rides ($20 ride all day wristband)
10 am – 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 hay ride!
Don’t worry Deputy Dogood 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!

Great Pumpkin Bake-Off (10 – 1)

  • 10 – 12:30 Entry Turn In
  • 1:00 pm Entry Judging & Awards (stage)

 Main Stage – Sponsored by b&m machine corporation of racine 

  • 10:30 am – Racine Zoo Show “Animals of the World”
  • 11:00 am – Wild West Show by Highwaymen Entertainment 
  • 12:00 pm – Magic Show
  •  1:00 pm – Great Pumpkin Bake off 
  • 1:30 pm – Racine Zoo Show “Creatures of the Night”
  • 2:00 pm – Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest
  • 2:30 pm – Advanced Chuckin Awards
  • 3:00 pm – Wild West Show by Highwaymen Entertainment
  • 3:30 pm – Racine Zoo Show “Desert Dwellers”