The Pioneer Olympics & Mini Lantern Parade

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Try out log cutting.
Original lanterns from the final Sheboygan Lantern Parade in 2011. Children's lanterns will be made from paper bags this year.
Discover pioneer history and it's connection to Sheboygan County History
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3110 Erie Avenue - Sheboygan, WI 53081
Information: 920-458-1103

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 will be available starting July 12th both online 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!

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.Full and complete schedule of the day's exciting events to be announced soon!

In the case of inclement weather, the rain date will be August 14, 2021.

  • Free Admission
    • Yes
  • Features
    • Disabled Access
  • History/Heritage Type
    • Wisconsin History
  • Fair/Festival Type
    • Other

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