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    Name: The Great Pumpkin Chuckin Fest featuring The Best of the Midwest BBQ Cook-Off
    Date: October 21, 2018 - October 22, 2018
    Event Description:
    Get Ready for the Best Festival this Fall—the Great Pumpkin Chuckin Fest!
    Whether it’s your first time to attend a Pumpkin Chuckin event or you’ve been to a festival such as this numerous times before, this year’s event is even more special and you should not miss it! Have fun with your family and friends, dress in your best Halloween costumes, and get ready for the most awaited event of the year—the Union Grove Great Pumpkin Chuckin Fest featuring Best of the Midwest BBQ Cook-Off. See how trebuchets, hurl pumpkins into the air and taste some of the the best BBQ from the Midwest as teams compete against each other in The Best of the Midwest BBQ Cook-Off.
    Join in the Fun at the Great Pumpkin Chuckin Fest
    If you plan on participating at the Pumpkin Chuckin Contest during the Great Pumpkin Festival, setup begins as early as October 20, 2018, at 11:00AM. Trebuchets, are used to launch pumpkins to the air. Don't have time to build a machine? Don't worry you can use ours! For only $4 you can chuck a pumpkin yourself! 
    The Midwest BBQ Cook-Off 2018
    Head on to the Racine County Fairgrounds as the festival holds the Best of the Midwest BBQ Cook-Off. If you and your family or group of friends wants to join, just come up with a team name, assign a captain and fill up the application form. There are four categories to compete in; Chicken, Ribs, Pork and Brisket. To qualify in becoming this year’s Grand Champion, you must compete in all four categories. The event is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society and conducted by the Racine County Agricultural Society and the Greater Union Grove Area Chamber of Commerce.  The Best of the Midwest BBQ Cook-Off will be held on October 20, 2018. $7000 in cash prizes will be given away.
    More Family Events at the Great Pumpkin Chuckin Fest
    Aside from the Pumpkin Chuckin Contest, which will be held throughout the event on the 20th & 21st of October, there will also be children’s activities at the same time. Make sure that your family wears exciting costumes as the festival includes a costume contest in the children’s activities area. There will also be hayrides, free kids games, rides, vendors, music, food, beer and so much more. More than the BBQ Cook-Off happening, you can also join Best in Wisconsin Cooking Contests featuring peoples choice BBQ Cook-Off, Great Pumpkin Baking contest, pie eating contest and pumpkin seed spiting contest! 
    Looking for a fun night time activity? This year 4 of our local taverns are coming togetather to duke it out at the Battle of the Bars! 6-8pm on Saturday with music by BRB - Blues Rock Band. 

    Definitely a the best fall event ever! Bring your family and friends with you at the Racine County Fairgrounds and enjoy the Great Pumpkin Chuckin Fest! For more information on how to enter contests, schedule of events and contestants visit www.pumpkinchuckfest.com or follow us on Facebook at ugpumpkinchuckin. We hope to see you there!
    Racine County Fairgrounds
    19805 Durand Ave, Union Grove, WI 53182
    Date/Time Information:
    Saturday 10 / 20 / 2018 10am - 8pm
    Sunday 10/ 21 / 2018 10am - 5pm
    Free Parking and Admission
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