Welcome to the Greater Union Grove Area Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Union Grove Area Chamber of Commerce is a membership-based, nonprofit business organization that has been proudly working to Market, Advocate, Network, and Educate its members to further enhance the economic well-being of the local economy and cultivate a sense of community since 1915. Located just west of I94 this area is the Heart of Racine County and is known for its excellent schools and friendly rural feel. The Heart of Racine County is a great place to live, work and play.
( Food/Craft/Artists/ Direct Sales)
The GREAT Pumpkin Fest MAIN SPONSOR
Alderman & Sons
H & R Block - Union Grove
Ruma Sports ( Awards)
Spirits of Norway Vineyard ( Pie Eating Contest)
Old Iron Ranch - Small Engine Repair ( Radio Communications)
Racine County Agricultural Society( Planning & Execution)
Greater Union Grove Chamber of Commerce ( Planning & Execution)
Union Grove Piggly Wiggly ( Kids Goody Bag & Candy)
ASDA Refuse ( Keeping it Clean)
Byfuglien ( Signage, Banners, Costume Contest)
Maurice Farms ( Pumpkins)
TinCAN Roadhouse ( Costume Contest & Pie Eating Contest)
Union Grove Lumber- True Value ( Pumpkin Explosion)
Square One Heating & Cooling ( Hay Ride)
Massage By K ( Hay Ride)
Mav Hydraulics ( Hay Ride)
T-Macs Saloon ( Hay Ride)
Martin's Chrysler/Martin's Garage (People's Choice Awards)
Saturday, October 21, 2023
10 am – 5:00 pm
Pumpkin Chuckin Field (10 am-5:00pm)
IT’S YOUR TURN! Launch your own pumpkin between competitions – $5 per launch.
- 10:30 am – 3:30pm – Chuck Your Own Pumpkin
- 11:00 am MAGIC ROB - Stage
- 11:30 am Racine Zoo Presentation -Stage
- 12:00 pm MAGIC ROB - Stage
- 12:30 pm Racine Zoo Presentation
- 1:00 pm Costume Contest
- 2:00 pm Pie Eating Contest
- 1:00pm – Strongman Contest – $2 Entry Fee
- Registration is open from 10am-12:30pm! Visit the info booth to register!!
- 3:30pm – Pumpkin Explosion – Sponsored by: Union Grove Lumber - True Value
Kids Games & Activities (10-5)
Little Sprouts Kids Zone
- Free Hayrides (10-5)
- Kids Goodie Bags Sponsored by Union Grove Piggly Wiggly
- Decorate your own Pumpkin!!
- Barrel Train Rides !
- 11:00am – Magic Rob
- 11:30 - Racine Zoo
- 12:00pm – Magic Rob
- 12:30- Racine Zoo
- 1:00pm – Kids Costume Contest & Parade sponsored by TinCAN Roadhouse
- 2:30pm – Pie Eating Contest sponsored by Spirits of Norway Vineyard & TinCAN Roadhouse
Helicopter Rides (11 am)
Take a 5-6 minute ride around Union Grove at 120 mph! The cost of a ride is $60/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 provided by Lakeshore Helicopter.
Helicopter rides are subject to cancelation if inclement weather happens
*** SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Great Pumpkin Fest 2023
The annual Great Pumpkin Fest will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, October 21, 2023, 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 & Backyard BBQ Cook Off. Over 50 teams will compete for $7,500 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!
In previous years there have been 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 Fest
Multiple Stage Performances by the Pirates, Magicians, Food, Vendors, Seasonal Beers, Free Kids Games and Activities, Carnival and Hay Rides, and so much more! Fun for all ages!
For more information, call 262-878-4606