By LeAnn R. Ralph
BOYCEVILLE — The Boyceville Cucumber Festival begins Friday, and once again this year, the event is sure to have something for everyone.
The kick-off for the event is the Golden Pickle Contest. The first clue is posted in this week’s Tribune Press Reporter and in Buckshot’s in Boyceville. Additional clues will be posted Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at local businesses.
The Golden Pickle Contest has a cash prize of $100.
Contact Sharon Seeger for additional information about the contest at 715-643-2533.
Cucumber Festival events begin at 1 p.m. Thursday with the quilt show at the Boyceville Public Library. The quilt show will be open until 7 p.m. The quilt show also will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
Events that will last during the entire Cucumber Festival include the Sno-Jammers chicken at the Main Street tent.
Boyceville High School will be the site for the 14th Annual Tractor Show. The tractor show, which will include tractors, garden tractors and machinery, will open at 6 p.m. Friday. The show opens at 9 a.m. Saturday and at 8 a.m. Sunday.
Homemade ice cream will be available throughout the Cucumber Festival too.
And Pickle Central will be located on Main Street — featuring a flower and vegetable show, along with pickle creations.
This, That-N-Everything will host the homemade pickle contest.
Food vendors will be set up throughout the weekend.
A fireworks display will be held on Saturday, August 22, at dusk at Pafko Park in Boyceville.
The rain date for the fireworks will be Sunday, August 23, at dusk.
The 2nd Annual Art Show will be held at the WestCap building and will be open at 9 a.m. Saturday.
The art show is sponsored by Thrivent Financial and will remain open until 5 p.m. Saturday.
The art show opens again at 11 a.m. Sunday and will continue until 4 p.m.
Billed as the “Ain’t No One Horse Town Parade,” the horse parade will be held at 7 p.m. Friday.
The parade is sponsored by the Boyceville Lions Club.
Friday also will feature carnival games and inflatables on Main Street beginning at 6 p.m.
Following the horse parade, at 7:30 p.m. will be Mixed Nuts, sponsored by Peoples State Bank.
Mixed Nuts is described as “Adrenaline Driven Comedy for the Whole Family.”
Three different bands will be playing in the firefighters’ tent during the Cucumber Festival.
The “Mitch Gordon Band” will play at 9 p.m. Friday.
The “Black Water Band” will play at 9 p.m. Saturday.
And “Chimney Fish” will follow the grand parade on Sunday.
The Cucumber Festival grand parade, led by Grand Marshals Barb and Dan Harms, will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday.
Carnival games and inflatables will be set up on Main Street from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, too, as well as on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
A Kiddie Pedal Tractor Pull, sponsored by the Boyceville Community Action Committee, will be held after the grand parade.
For more information, contact Jamie Tilleson at 715-607-0498 or 715-643-2739.
The 6th Annual Car Show will be held on Main Street Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
A car parade will be held on Main Street at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
The Radar Run is scheduled at Boyceville Municipal Airport at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
The Radar Run After Party will be held at the Firefighters’ Tent from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.
The 15th Annual “OK” Cucumber 10K/5K Run and 1 Mile Walk will begin at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Boyceville Middle School.
A Youth Track Meet will be held at the Boyceville High School track from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday.
A “3 on 3” basketball tournament will be held on Main Street beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday.
Bingo! will be held at the Firefighters’ Tent from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
A bean bag tournament is scheduled at noon on Saturday at the Buckshot Bar.
A pickle eating contest will be held on Main Street at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Trinity Lutheran Church will host a pie and ice cream social from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
The Fly-in Drive-in Pancake Breakfast will be held from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday at the Boyceville Municipal Airport.
The pancake breakfast is sponsored by the Airport Booster Club.
A men’s and co-ed softball tournament will be held at Pafko Park Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Anyone interested in more information about the softball tournament can call Jamie Olson at 715-643-6109.