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Kenosha County Wisconsin - Petrifying Springs Park and Biergarten to host Flannel Fest Jockey Undie Run on Oct 8 30 September 2022 ( news )
Kenosha County , state Wisconsin ( By Press Release office)
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Calling all local lumberjacks , and those who merely wish to be like Paul Bunyan: Flannel Fest is returning to Kenosha County’s Petrifying Springs Park on Saturday , Oct . 8 .
This day of festivities sponsored by Jockey International Inc . and hosted by Kenosha County Parks and the Biergarten includes a fun run/walk , lumberjack shows , contests , food trucks , bounce houses and live music .
“This is a fun event for a great cause , and we’re very pleased to partner with Jockey to br......ing it to the community , ” said Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman . “I hope many families will head out to the park that day to have a good time and take in the lumberjack atmosphere — all while supporting adoptive families . ”
The events kick off at 11:30 a . m . with the 3K Jockey Undie Run/Walk , the proceeds from which will benefit the Jockey Being Family Foundation that provides post - adoption support to families locally and nationwide .
Undie Run participants are given a pair of souvenir Jockey race undies that they are encouraged to wear OVER their clothing . Registration is $20 for adults and $15 for kids 12 and under and also comes with a free beverage , other goodies and access to post - race entertainment .
Advance registration for the run is required at
https://e . givesmart . com/events/sw8/
Following the run , the Petrifying Springs Biergarten will host live activities into the evening , with no admission charge .
The event schedule includes:
All day: Food trucks and DJ onsite
Noon: Inflatable bounce houses open
12:30 p . m . : Beard Contest — prizes given to the person with the thickest , longest , and most interesting beard
1 , 3 and 5 p . m . : Performances by the renowned Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show , including action - packed competition involving chopping , sawing and axe throwing
2:30 p . m . Pet Costume Contest — Dress up your pet to enter to win prizes ( think: beards , lumberjacks and flannel )
6 p . m . : Live music by the Fallon Schultz Band , featuring a Kenosha native now based in Nashville
Jake McGhee , Jockey’s Chief Philanthropy Officer , said the Kenosha - based company is pleased to continue the event .
“We could not have been happier with the turnout for last year’s Undie Run and are excited to bring it back again this year , ” said Jake McGhee , Chief Philanthropy Officer at Jockey . “Seeing hundreds of people gathered in one place , with underwear over their pants , all for a great cause , was something I fortunately and unfortunately will never forget . ”
The Petrifying Springs Biergarten , which operates in a public - private partnership with Kenosha County Parks , is located on the far - south end of Petrifying Springs Park , 5555 Seventh St . , Somers .
In addition to the food trucks , the Biergarten will be selling authentic German and local craft beers and its normal German - style pretzels and sausages . Biergarten sales are cash only; there are two ATMs on site .
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