We have contests! All contests raise money for charity, and are a great way to get to know your neighbors Downriver!
Friday: Singing Competition(6PM): our 7th annual singing competition for ages 7-80! All musical styles are invited to participate, singing age-appropriate songs. No entry fee, and the audience votes for the winner!
Bring your friends and family down to cheer you on! Partial proceeds from audience voting goes to a local childrens’ non-profit performing arts organization, DYPAC.
All songs are age appropriate and suitable for a family audience.
Age Group: Kids 7-12 Age Group: Teens 13-17 Age Group: Adults
Battle of the Bands (6PM):Local bands compete for a cash prize and an award – all broadcast LIVE on the Internet! Vote for your favorite band onsite – all proceeds are donated to charity. all band members must be 35 years old or younger to participate!
Bring your friends and family to cheer you on – the AUDIENCE PICKS the winning band!
PUMPKIN TOSS – enter this contest onsite (lot next to the Round House BBQ) Sat at 12 noon
PUNKIN CHUNKIN – enter this contest onsite (lot next to the Round House BBQ) runs most of the day. $2 to enter, proceeds donated.
PIZZA EATING CHALLENGE: Enter onsite at the Festival – announcements will be made from the bandstage for entrants. Bring your appetite! 1 pm at the Bandstage on Saturday.
Sunday afternoon: Dog Costume Contest:
Bring a chair and set it up ringside EARLY – seats go fast for this costume pageant starring our favorite furry friends – YOUR dog! Page 1 of APPLICATION HERE, Page 2 of APPLICATION HERE and at the Framery 2621 West Jefferson in Trenton. Win a place in the annual Dog Costume Calendar!1st, 2nd & 3rd place + the calendar winners are chosen by our local judges.
ONGOING:Scarecrow Contest:Our longest-running contest! Let your creativity show with your scarecrow entry!
Groups, Childrens Groups, Adults, and Businesses are welcome to build a scarecrow to display on Scarecrow Row. Festival-goers vote for their favorite entries. No entry fee, $1 per voting slip. All votes raise money for charity.
Small cash prize given to the 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners in each category. – applications NOW ONLINE!