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

  • 19805 Durand Ave
  • Union Grove, WI

The Best Fall Festival EVER! Pumpkins hurling through the air and some of the best BBQ in the Midwest available for you to sample. Free kids games & costume contest / parade. Along with a peoples choice chili competition, music, food, seasonal beers, pumpkin baking contests, and so much more!
A popular highlight of the event will be the Pumpkin Chuckin competitors seeing who can launch their pumpkin the farthest. The public can launch pumpkins between competitions for $4 per launch.
More than 50 teams will compete for $7,000 in prizes in the Best of the Midwest BBQ Cook-Off competition from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Teams compete in four divisions: Chicken, Ribs, Pulled Pork and Brisket. The People's Choice BBQ tasting is from 2 to 4 p.m. Awards will be announced at 5 p.m.
Other features include performances from the Racine Zoo, Magic Rob and Princess Story Time. There will be food, vendors, seasonal beers, Battle of the Bars, potato gun challenge, mini pumpkin launchers, free hayrides, barrel rides, carnival rides and a petting zoo.
Saturday features a treasure hunt with Captain Jack and Friends from noon to 4 p.m. and a Kids Costume Contest and Parade at 1 p.m.
Sunday includes the Great Pumpkin Bake-Off from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., rib cooking demonstration at noon and a Pie Eating Contest at 2 p.m.
The Little Sprouts Kids Zone each day will have free games and activities including pumpkin bowling, giant Jenga, mini catapult building, photo opportunities and pedal cars. New this year there will be a prize booth where kids can trade in tickets they win from the free games for grate things.
There is no admission fee. For more information, go to or call 262-878-4606.

  • October 19, 2019 - October 20, 2019
  • Recurring daily
  • Location: 19805 Durand Ave, Racine County Fairgrounds, WI
  • Phone: (262) 878-4606
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Great Pumpkin Chuckin Fest & Best of the Midwest BBQ Cook-Off