Mauston Pumpkin Bash is one of the many classic fall festivals in Wisconsin. Take in the crisp fall air. Relax on the banks of the Lemonweir River gazing at the beautiful fall foliage along the riverbanks. This event features halloween costumes (of course!), a chili cook-off, geo-caching, kids games, Trunk or Treating, pumpkin carving and smashing! It presents a fun-filled day for young and old. To keep track of the latest happenings on Pumpkin Bash, check out our Mauston Pumpkin Bash Facebook Page.
Trunk or Treat
Come join us for the 5th year of Trunk or Treat. If you are new to the event, it is a play on the phrase “Trick or Treat.” Families and friends park their vehicles (preferably decorated). The children (preferably in Halloween costumes) then go from car to car trick-or-treating. Basically, it is tailgating and trick or treating combined into one. The benefit of this type of event is one central location, so children do not have to cross streets or walk an entire neighborhood to collect candy. Judging and prizes will take place for the best decorated vehicle and kids costumes. Parents of children planning to participate in the Costume Contest should plan to participate in Trunk or Treat.
So that we may properly plan for staging vehicles, we do ask those families, businesses or organizations wishing to participate in this event to RSVP via e-mail by Thursday, October 11th. Please RSVP by sending an email to the Chamber at [email protected]
Chili Making / Bread Baking Contest
Registration Form and Rules of Participation. You may complete and submit the registration form online. Or print it and return the completed registration form to: Mauston Chamber, Chili & Bread Contest, PO Box 171, Mauston, WI 53948 or Fax to 608-847-5372 Attn: Chamber. Registration forms are also available at Mauston Chamber of Commerce.
Questions may be directed to: John Noga at 608-547-1419
Do you have the guts?
Juneau County Food Pantries and Mauston iLead Charter School do!
This year they are teaming up to “gut”, sell, carve, and light 200 pumpkins at the Pumpkin Bash. Help them achieve this goal by coming to the event, buying a pumpkin, and carving it. The best part… You get to name your own price on the pumpkin you choose. Don’t have any money…bring down a can or even a bag of nonperishable items.
All proceeds for this event will go to Juneau County Food Pantries (split by % of households served). The goal is to carve and light over 200 pumpkins and raise over $400 at the event. This event, in connection with the Pumpkin Bash, will take place at Riverside Park on Saturday, Oct 13th, from 10am – 4pm. Rain date will be Sunday, Oct 14th. The event will include judging, hourly awards and prizes. Participants will be able to pick up their pumpkins to take home after the every two hours judging.
Come, support, and help us take on this excellent cause for our community.