Stipes’ Shows – Carnival Rides and Games
All weekend on the festival grounds
From kiddie rides to rides that will make you scream, Stipes’ Shows features carnival rides for everyone. Advanced discount tickets are available at Co-op Credit Union in Strum, & United Bank in Eleva. Tickets are also available at the festival grounds. Carnival games and concessions are also available.
Eleva Strum Youth Association Softball and Baseball
Friday at 5:00 p.m. and Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Eleva Lake Park Baseball Field
Take me out to the ball game! Take a break from rides and sit for a bit to watch youth from Eleva and Strum play softball and baseball. For more information, contact Dave Wilhelmi at 715-577-4145.
Friday at 7:00 p.m. on the Main Stage
Here she comes…Miss Eleva! Local high school ladies compete for the title of Miss Eleva in the weeks prior to the Festival by giving speeches at a banquet to a panel of judges. The winner is announced on Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. on the Main Stage at the Broiler Fest grounds. Up to five lucky ladies will earn the titles of Miss Eleva, First Attendant, Alternate, and Miss Congeniality. These ladies will represent Eleva in numerous area parades throughout the summer. For more information, contact Debbie Wright at 715.287.3296.
Tri State Truck and Tractor Pullers, LLC
Truck and Tractor Pull
Friday at 7:00 p.m. on the Main Pull Track
The Tri State Truck and Tractor Pullers, LLC, are kicking off the pull track events this year. Join us to watch the area’s finest trucks and farm machinery test their strength. Admission is just $10 per person. Children 12 and under are free. Family admission is a $30 maximum.
Six-Person Co-Ed Volleyball Tournament
Saturday at 7:30 a.m. at the Eleva Lake Park Volleyball Courts
Bump, set, spike! Join us for some heated competition in the Eleva Broilers Festival Volleyball Tournament starting at 7:30 a.m. at the Eleva Lake Park Volleyball Courts. Co-ed teams of 6 of all skill levels are welcome to participate in the tournament. The cost per team is $90. For more information, contact Chris Sebesta 715.613.0196.
Zayvier’s Chicken Chase 5K or 10K Walk/Run
Saturday at 8:30 a.m. at Eleva Lake Park
The shotgun for this race starts at 8:30 a.m. sharp so don’t be late! Join us for a 5K or 10K walk/run race through the scenic hills and forested trails just on the outskirts of Eleva. The entry fee for the race is $20 for early-bird registration, which closes May 9th, or $25 up until the day prior to the event. You can also register starting at 6:30 a.m. the day of the race for $30.
The Chicken Chase is held in memory of Zayvier Barnes, who passed away in November 2012 following a tragic car accident. Proceeds from Zayvier’s Chicken Chase will benefit the community by improving the walking path around Eleva Lake Park. Contact Nick Preston for details at 715.287.3456. Visit the Chicken Chase website to register today!
Brandon’s Pancake Breakfast
Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at the downtown chicken stand
Fuel up on Saturday morning with a delicious pancake breakfast at the downtown chicken stand. This event is sponsored by the Eleva Fire Deparment and First Responders in memory of Brandon Semingson.
Saturday at 12:00 p.m. on Main Street
Children of all ages are welcome to participate in the Kiddie Parade. The parade runs north on Highway 93 (Main Street) from Pine Street to Main Street. For more information, contact April Turk at 715.533.1208. You can also complete the Kiddie Parade Registration Form to enter your float.
Saturday at 1:00 p.m. on the Main Stage
“You Gotta See This!” The Eleva Broiler Festival Talent Show features a wide range of talents, from singing, dancing and musical instrument performances. All ages and all entries are welcome. For more information or to register, contact Kelly Tollefson-Oium at 715.287.4678 or 715.287.4412.
Hot Rod Burnout Contest
Saturday at 6:00 p.m. on Bratburg Street
Get your motors runnin’! Come on out to the Broiler Fest grounds to watch the Hot Rod Burnout Contest on Saturday night starting at 6:00 p.m. Registration begins at 3:30 p.m. Admission is just $10 per person, while spectators 12 and under are free. Family max is $30. Trophies and entry prizes will be awarded with a 100% payback. The Open-Class, First Place award is $500.
For more information, contact Sue Maug at 715.533.2978. You can also download the Burnout Contest Registration Form if you think you’ve got what it takes! Registration begins at 3:30 p.m. This event is sponsored by Pomps Tire Service, Kelly Oium Well Drilling, Iverson Trucking, and Oium Blacktop.
Kids Fishing Contest
Sunday at 8:00 a.m. at Eleva Lake Park
Bring out the lil’ anglers to the Kids Fishing Contest on Sunday morning. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. Door prizes for all, as well as prizes for the winners. It’s going to be a “reely” good time, come and join us! Contact Susan Preston for more information.
Sunday at 1:30 p.m. on Main Street
Perhaps the grandest event of the Festival, the Grand Parade winds south on Highway 93 (Main Street) through the village of Eleva starting at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. This year we are featuring the University of Wisconsin Marching Band! Empty your pockets before you come because many floats hand out candy and other goodies to the spectators. Get here early to save your spot and enjoy a charcoaled chicken dinner while you wait. For more information or to enter your float, contact Kelly Tollefson-Oium at 715-287.4678 or 715.287.4412.
Sunday at 3:30 at the Pull Track
Get ‘er done! Come for the parade and stick around to enjoy the Demolition Derby, sponsored by Full Throttle Motor Sports, LLC! This event takes place at the Pull Track off of Bratburg Street. General admission is just $10 per person. Children 12 and under are free. Family admission is a $30 maximum. Contact Steve Kummer for more information: 715.590.3705.