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The Pioneer Olympics and Mini Lantern Parade

August 7 @ 2:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The Pioneer Olympics and Mini Lantern Parade

Coinciding with the final weekend of the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, the Sheboygan County Historical Museum is excited to host the Pioneer Olympics! Join us for a day of FREE pioneer activities and games, competitions, and food for sale during the event. Registration for adult and children’s competitions is now open both online here and in the Museum Lobby.
Competitions Include:
Sack Races, 2pm
Family Team Butter Churning Races, 3pm
Graces – Teams of 2, 4pm
Egg Spoon Carrying, 5pm
Best Facial Hair (Adult Only), 7pm
Pie Baking Contest, 7:30pm
Pie Eating Contest (Adult Only), 8pm
$2 for Adults, $1 for children, per event.
There will be a training area for everyone to test their skills, whether they are competing or not. There will also be additional Pioneer themed activities and games available like jacks and marbles, clothes pin drop, stilt walking, cross-cut logging and much more!
NEW! Special Activities
The Wade House will be doing a pioneer cooking demonstration starting at 2:30pm.
Then join the Sheboygan County Kettle Squares for a Square Dance at 6:00pm. Don’t know how to square dance? Don’t worry, they’ll teach you!
And at 8:15pm, the North High School Drumline will perform before the Lantern Parade starts.
The Sheboygan County Historical Museum will offer FREE admission during the event.
The Pioneer Olympics will end with a Closing Ceremony at dusk – a mini Children’s Lantern Parade through Taylor Park. Free Paper Bag Lantern Kits will be available for pick up at the Museum, Mead Public Library, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, and Above and Beyond Children’s Museum starting July 26th.

Children can bring their completed paper bag lanterns with them the day of the event when they check-in and line-up on the greenspace in front of Sunny Ridge Nursing & Rehabilitation Center at 8:00pm. Battery operated candles will be distributed at time of check-in. The Lantern Parade will start at approximately 8:38pm (dusk) and go through Taylor Park. Parents are welcome and encouraged to walk with young children in the parade.

Paper Bag Lantern

Full and complete schedule of the day’s exciting events to be announced soon!
In the case of inclement weather, the rain date for this event is scheduled for August 14, 2021.

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August 7
2:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sheboygan County Historical Society Museum
3110 Erie Avenue
Sheboygan, WI 53081 United States
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