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  • 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”
  • Great Pumpkin Chuckin Fest returns to the Racine County Fairgrounds

    The annual Great Pumpkin Chuckin Fest will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21nd, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22rd, at the Racine County Fairgrounds, 19805 Durand Ave. Free Admission and Parking!

    Don’t miss out on this smashing fun time! Returning this year is The Best of the Midwest BBQ Cook Off. 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.  

    More Exciting Events Taking Place at the Great Pumpkin Chuckin Fest

    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!

    For more information, call 262-878-4606 

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