Theme Weekends

Highland Fling – September 16 & 17

World Amateur Highland Games Championship

Come be a spectator in celebration of Scottish and Celtic culture with the Highland Games! Cheer on your favorite contestants as they compete in strength and endurance challenges in the Jousting Field!

12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Joust Field

Kilt Competition

Got Scottish pride and a competitive spirit? Show off those legs or cheer loud for your favorite contestant in the daily Kilt Competition. Help us find the best kilt in the Realm at the Joan d’ Arc Stage. For both kids and adults.

Kids Contest: 1:00pm
Adult Contest: 1:20pm
Marco Polo Stage


Visit our vendors to find all your Scottish needs including kilts, apparel, pins and badges.

Candy’s Creation
The Art of Shaving (
Irish Imports
The Beardly Man (

Keg Toss

Think you have what it takes to be a Highland Gamer? Test your strength at the keg toss in the Jousting Field that is held daily.

3:00 p.m.
Joust Field

Beard Competition

Patrons proud of their finely trimmed and manicured beards can enter into the Beard Competition!

The most appealing beards will win prizes for the following categories:

  • Longest Beard
  • Grizzliest (Fullest) Beard
  • Most Unique Beard
  • Best Mustache
  • Best Trimmed Beard

3:30 p.m.
Marco Polo Stage


High Seas Adventure – September 23 & 24


Pirate Vendors

Come check out our Pirate themed vendors by our Joan of Arc Stage!

Dungeoneer Outfitters
The Beardly Man (
Steel & Ink Tattoo

Talk Like a Pirate Competition

Give us your best ARRGH and pirate jokes. Prizes for the first and second place winners!

Kids Contest: 1:05pm
Adult Contest: 1:20pm
Marco Polo Stage

Deaf Awareness Weekend

Patrons will be offered interpretations of a variety of performances in American Sign Language.


Pirate Costume Contest

Kid’s Costume Contest

Come show off your finest pirate and buccaneer costumes! The audience will decide the best dressed and prizes will go to top finishers.

Adult Costume Contest | 18+

Come show off your finest pirate and buccaneer costumes! Audience will decide the best dressed and prizes will go to top finishers.

Kids Contest: 11:30am
Adult Contest: 11:45am
Marco Polo Stage

Tattoo Competition

Think your body art is the best of the best? Join us for our tattoo competition, sponsored by Steel and Ink Tattoo!

Friendship Stage

Pet Fest – September 30 & October 1


Wiener Dog Races

See if your pup is the fastest in all the land! Enter in the Wiener Dog Race and put your pup’s speed to the test.

12:10 p.m.
Joust Field 

Pet Vendors

See some local vendors display some pet-themed items for you and your furry friend to browse through!

Flint Spirit
Artiful Home Decor

Dog Costume Contest

Think your furry friend has the best costume? Enter them in our Pet Costume Contest for a chance to win pet prizes!

11:50 a.m.
Marco Polo Stage

Best Dog Trick

Does your dog have a fun talent it loves showing off? Bring it to the Special Events stage to compete in the Pet Talent Competition with the chance to win fabulous prizes!

Marco Polo Stage


Peanut Butter Licking Contest

What better way to treat your pooch than having them lick peanut butter off their nose? Enjoy a good laugh as excited pups race to finish and pick which one you think will win.

1:00 p.m.
Marco Polo Stage



Oktoberfest – October 7 & 8


German Vendors

Be sure to stop by our vendor section during Oktoberfest!

The Royal Dumpe
The Beardly Man

Flint Spirit
BeerSauce Shop

Polka Lessons

Ever wanted to learn how to polka? Take these lessons to learn the basics and become a pro.

1:00 p.m.
Location TBD


Stein Holding Competition

Hold your stein for as long as you can! Stein will be filled with water and contestants must hold with arm fully extended perpendicular to your body.

Friendship Stage


Sauerkraut Eating Contest

All patrons fit for the challenge can fill their belly with a German favorite at the Sauerkraut Eating Competition.

3:20 p.m.
Friendship Stage


Keg Toss

Think you have what it takes to be the strongest? Test your strength at the keg toss that is held daily in our Joust Field.

Joust Field



Take your best shot at the challenging and favorite Oktoberfest game! Patrons can battle one another by using a wedge-shaped hammer to hit a nail into a tree stump.

5:00 p.m.
Joust Field



Sweet Endings – October 14 & 15



Local Chocolatiers

More information coming soon!


Chocolate Pie Eating Contest

Put your sweet tooth to the test in the Chocolate Pie Eating Contest!

12:25 p.m.
Friendship Stage

Fantasy Mask Competition

Exquisite designs hide mischievous secrets. Show us your creativity in our annual Fantasy Mask competition where any and all materials are acceptable. This includes but not limited to: paint, beads, feathers, latex, clay, leather and so much more! Once your masterpiece is finished bring it with you during our Sweet Endings theme weekend.

Prizes will be awarded to the judges’ favorites for both categories: Adult & Child. Judges will choose winners at 4:00 p.m.

Free to participate during our Sweet Endings Theme Weekend.

**No registration required, just bring your mask and registration form to show at the box office. Email for registration form**

Friendship Stage

Wooing Contest

Share the pick-up line that swept your soulmate off their feet! Let the audience decide which line is best.

1:55 p.m.
Friendship Stage


Marriage De Masses

Want to renew or exchange your wedding vows? Fill out this registration form and participate in our Marriage de Masses! Renewal vows are FREE!

3:30 p.m.
Wedding Chapel