World’s Largest Trivia Contest« Back to Events
For over 50 years now, Stevens Point has held what has become the World’s Largest Trivia Contest. Some 12,000 trivia buffs come to Stevens Point each year to compete with question-and-answer marathon; they must answer eight questions every hour for 54 hours! This year, the contest runs Friday, April 8th through Sunday, April 10th.
Trivia kicks off with a parade held Friday night at 4:00 pm, taking participants around the UW-Stevens Point campus to get pumped for a full weekend ahead. Then, the contest hits the airwaves at 6pm. Over the next 54 hours, more than 400 questions are read, in which players typically have two song lengths to answer. Apart from regular questions, which are read on the air, there are two running questions, three music questions (with eight songs each), and the Trivia Stone. The Trivia Stone, which is a part scavenger hunt and part riddle, takes teams throughout the town with a series of clues.
Want to listen along or participate in the World’s Largest Trivia Contest?
You can listen along on WWSP-FM 89.9 as you drive in the area, or stream them online via TuneIn. The event itself is held at the UW-Stevens Point Communications Building; Highway 66 and Business U.S. 51 intersect nearby. The mainlines of I-39/U.S. 51 and U.S. 10 bring you close in Stevens Point, too.