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2018 Cucumber Festival to make annual run this weekend

BOYCEVILLE — Having some problems in the morning when trying to get ready and the bathroom mirror is just to foggy to see? That’s okay! Just grab a slice of cucumber and rub it along the mirror. Not only does it get rid of the fog, but the aroma that it creates will sooth you just as if you were at a spa!

This year’s Cucumber Festival in Boyceville, which kicks off this Friday, August 17 and runs through Sunday, August 19, features a Wild West theme entitled “Corral the Cucumbers” and will be headlined by 2018 Grand Marshals Robert and Lynda Bird.

The first clue for the “Golden Pickle” hunt can be found inside today’s issue of the Tribune Press Reporter, with subsequent clues being posted on the Boyceville Community Action page on Facebook August 15-19 as well as in local businesses. To whomever the lucky finder is of this year’s “Golden Pickle”, a cool $100 cash prize will be the reward.

The festival will get underway on Friday, August 17 at 5 p.m. with the Hearts and Hands quilt show at the public library and the carnival down on Main Street. In the evening,  the “Ain’t no One Horse Town” parade will take place at 7 p.m. Don’t forget to pop on over to the Firefighter’s tent for music from the Mojo Monks which will go until 12:30 a.m.

Saturday’s (August 18) events get underway early with the 18th annual OK Cucumber Run that features the 10k, 5k, and one-mile run/walk at 8:30 a.m. over at Boyceville Middle School. If the run in the morning isn’t for you though come down to Main Street for the Ninth annual car show taking place between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., sponsored by TMS Tire and Auto.

Events starting at 11 a.m. Saturday range from the carnival on Main Street, bingo over in the Firefighters’ tent where Dewey Shaw will be there right after bingo to provide festival goers with music, and over at the Church tent there will be plenty of free games. The bean bag tournament sponsored by Jamie’s Buck-Shot Bar will be at noon.

Want to munch down on some pickles? Don’t worry the events have you covered for that as well at 2 p.m. with the pickle eating contest.

More car events start at 2:30 p.m. with the car parade down Main Street, and a half hour later at 3 p.m. anyone wanting to test how well they can lay the rubber down the track can meet over at the Boyceville Municipal Airport for some drag racing in the “Rubber Meets the Runway” event.

The kiddie and pet parade are scheduled for 6 p.m. and the tractor parade will follow right after at 6:30 p.m. on Main Street. Ending the night will be music group Foglight in the Firefighters’ tent between 8:30 p.m. and 12:30 a.m.

Sunday morning early-risers can make their way over to the annual fly-in/drive-in pancake breakfast at the Boyceville Municipal Airport on August 19 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. There will be raffles for airplane rides and helicopter rides as well.

The carnival will start up again at 10 a.m. with a pie and lunch social over at Trinity Lutheran Church. Everyone’s big highlight of Sunday will be the Grand Parade led by this year’s grand marshals Bob and Lynda Bird at 1 p.m. Following the parade will be the Marshall Star Deputies in the Firefighters’ tent and a kiddie pedal tractor pull on Main Street.

Throughout the weekend you can make your way over to the softball fields for this year’s tournament or over to Winter Street for the homemade crafts and goods market, the hours are August 17 from 5 – 9 p.m., August 18 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and August 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sno-Jammers chicken, food vendors, and the homemade pickle contest will run all weekend, along with Pickle Central where you can pick up all of your novelties, t-shirts, and pickle creation needs.

Golden Pickle Clue #1:
The 2018 Pickle Fest will  soon be under way,
 A time for kids and adults alike  to find some time to play.
The community gets ready for the fun the Fest will bring,
Soon all of the activities will all be in full swing

The festival is free for anyone in attendance, but with some of the events there may be an entry or participation fee. If you have any questions contact Jamie Tilleson at 715-607-0498. 

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