Count Krumnow Tombstone Derby set for Oct. 26

Press Staff Writer

        The 15th Annual Count Lowell Krumnow’s Tombstone Derby will be held Saturday, Oct. 26 at Depot Park, located at 353 Ottawa St. in the village.
        The festival schedule includes:
        • 11 a.m.-3 p.m.: Halloween fun food served at the Historical Society Barn;
        • 11-3 p.m.:  Judging for “Best of Show” Motorized Caskets. Votes will be $1 each with all money going to the “Best of Show” winner;
        • 12-12:30 p.m.: Halloween Pet Costume Contest;
        • 12:30-12:45 p.m.: Kids’ Halloween Decorated Bicycle Contest (12 and under);
        • 12:45-1:15: Kids’ Halloween Costume Contest;
        • 1:15-2 p.m.: Parade of Fools. Open to motorized caskets, pets, kids, bicycles, hearses and anybody else that wants to participate. Bring noisemakers. All kids participating in the parade will receive a Halloween bag of treats;
        • 2 -2:30 p.m.: Body Parts Toss;
        • 2:30-2:45 p.m.: Cadaver Toss;
        • 2:45-3:15 p.m.: Pumpkin Chunking Contest (kids 12 and under);
        • 3:15-4 p.m.: Motorized Casket Games;
        • 4 p.m.: Winners announced for “Best of Show-Motorized Caskets” and Derby Games.
        The Halloween fun food menu includes Monster Macaroni and Cheese, “Walking Dead Tacos” (Walking Tacos), “Zombie Knuckles” (deep-fried smoked sausage), “Bones on a Bun” (hot dogs), Goulish Homemade Hobo Stew and Apple Crisp. There will also be hot chocolate, lemonade, coffee and soft drinks available.
        The fee to enter the Motorized Casket Derby Games is $10. Overall points winner gets all the entry fees and the trophy.
        Visitors should also plan to check out the kid-friendly Haunted Heckman Log Cabin.


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