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Event:
Great Pumpkin Chuckin Fest & Best of the Midwest BBQ Cook-Off
Start:
October 20, 2018 10:00 am
End:
October 21, 2018 5:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Category:
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Updated:
October 18, 2018
Venue:
Racine County Fairgrounds
Phone:
262-878-4606
Address:
Google Map
19805 Durand Avenue, Union Grove, WI, 53182, United States
Great Pumpkin Chuckin Festival, Union Grove


Talk about pumpkin spice… the Racine County Fairgrounds gets crazy Saturday, October 20th & Sunday, October 21st with the Great Pumpkin Chuckin Fest! Don’t miss out on this smashing fun time. Returning this year is The Best of the Midwest BBQ Cook Off, where over 50 teams will compete for $7,000 in prize money and the title of “The Best of the Midwest”. There will be Costume contests for Kids and Adults. Prizes will be awarded! This 2-day event will feature Pumpkin Chuckin Competitions, where teams will catapult pumpkins as far as the eye can see! Raymond Middle School holds the record for the Junior Division with 229 ft., Waterford High School holds the record for the Intermediate Division with 317 ft., and Trinity Lutheran holds the record for the Advanced Division with 476 ft. Can you beat it? Give it a shot! Pumpkin chuckin’ is actually quite a rush.

Also look for multiple Stage Performances by the Racine Zoo, Food, Vendors, Seasonal Beers, Free Kids Games and Activities, Carnival and Hay Rides, Pumpkin Baking Contests, and so much more! Fun for all ages!

Admission is free for all. The Great Pumpkin Chuckin Fest runs 10am Saturday, October 20th through 5pm Sunday, October 21st. The Best of the Midwest BBQ Cook-Off kicks off Friday night and runs through Saturday – meaning not only is this a fun time, it’s a delicious time on the Racine County Fairgrounds!

Great Pumpkin Chuckin Fest & Best of the Midwest BBQ Cook-Off Address:

Racine County Fairgrounds
19805 Durand Avenue (Highway 11)
Union Grove, WI 53182
(262) 878-4606
Website

See the full schedule below!




The Racine County Fairgrounds is in Union Grove along Highway 11 by U.S. 45. Great Lakes Dragaway is close by, and of course the beauty of fall makes for a fantastic drive as you head to the Great Pumpkin Chuckin Fest and the Best of the Midwest BBQ Cook-Off! Other great places like the Bong Recreation Area, the Mars Cheese Castle, Appletrow Winery & Distillery, and more are all in close proximity.

Great Pumpkin Chuckin Fest

Great Pumpkin Chuckin Fest & Best of the Midwest BBQ Schedule of Events:

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

4 pm – 8 pm – Blues Rock Band

6 pm – 8 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.