The City of Kenosha’s Fall Festival will feature a giant pumpkin contest, live entertainment, games and craft projects for kids.
Source 1 DJ services of Kenosha will play family-friendly music and announce the contest throughout the festival. Small pumpkins – donated by Choo Choo Charlie’s – will be distributed beginning at 12 p.m. to the first 200 children in attendance. Craft supplies for decorating the pumpkins also will be available. Kids can enjoy games and prizes provided by the Mayor’s Youth commission, and face painting with the Kenosha Art Association in the Johnson Bank tent.
Kenosha museums will offer a variety of kid-friendly activities: Digging for fossils at the Dino Digs provided by the Dinosaur Discovery Museum. Civil War era artifacts and games from the Civil War Museum. The Kenosha Public Museum will display hands-on items relating to animal adaptations: pelts, skulls, mammoth and mastodon teeth.
The Wisconsin Giant Pumpkin Growers will host a weigh-off, with prize money for the largest pumpkin. Last year’s state champion pumpkin weighed more than 2,100 pounds. Entries will be weighed and measured beginning at 11 a.m., with growers competing for prize money and bragging rights. The top prize for the largest pumpkin is $1,000 and a plaque. Ribbons and prize money also will be awarded to runners-up. People may sign up for the contest with the Wisconsin Giant Pumpkin Growers representatives between 9 and 11 a.m. on Oct. 14.
This is the sixth year for the city-sponsored Fall Festival, which ties in with Second Saturday events in downtown Kenosha. Refreshments will be available for purchase. For further details on the giant pumpkin contest visit the web site: Wisconsingiantpumpkingrowers.com.
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