Tap into Your Competitive Side at October Festival

 In Events, Warroad

The days until Warroad October Festival are dwindling, but the excitement is mounting! Along with the Live Entertainment, Beer Tent Activities, and Children’s Activities planned, there will be a variety of contests and competitions for the whole family to participate in. 

The Steinholding Competition was outlined in a previous article, but there is still time to register. If you think you can raise your glass and keep it there the longest, register to participate by clicking “shop now” in the MN Store on lowbrewco.com. There will be a couple of beers with your name on them just for participating!

Saturday morning will begin with a 5K Walk/Run at 9:00 am presented by Try It Up North and Dream Big. This family friendly event will begin and end at the October Festival site, Allison Park. All participants will receive a finisher medal with the top 3 finishers in each male and female age group winning an additional prize.  The entry fee to participate in this event is $15 and registration is available online at www.warroadportal.com.

An Adult Cornhole Tournament for those 21 and up will take place in the beer tent on Saturday, October 5, beginning at 2 pm. The fee to participate is $20 and prizes will be 100% payout. There is a limit of 16 teams, so grab your partner and pre-register to reserve your space! Contact Sarah Homme at 218-242-2655 or hommesarah@gmail.com to enter.

October Festival wouldn’t be complete without pumpkins and scarecrows, so we have designed two competitions to showcase your creative prowess. Local individuals, families, businesses, or other groups are invited to participate. In both competitions, the theme is SUPERHEROES, and participants will bring their finished product to the event.

In the Pumpkin Carving Competition, submissions must be hand-carved (no stencils) and be in line with the theme. Judging will take place at the end of the evening and all the superhero pumpkins will be displayed outside the Gazebo on Saturday. 

The Scarecrow Contest rules are simple: Participants must create a unique, self-supported, Superhero-themed scarecrow and the final product must contain at least some straw. The winners will be announced from the Amphitheater Stage during the 12:00 show, so make sure you submit your finished scarecrow on Saturday by 11 am at the Grand Gazebo. 

These works of art will remain on display through the rest of the festival, creating our very own October Festival Museum of Harvest Art.

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To stay up to date on everything October Festival related, follow @warroadoctoberfestival on Instagram and Facebook.

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