Saturday, February 8, 2020, at 1 pm. at the Leila Arboretum.
928 Michigan Ave W, Battle Creek, Michigan 49037
Festivus is a family-friendly cardboard sled competition with a BEER TENT.
Over the years, we have had simple sleds and fully functioning Sherman Tanks. We have had detailed funny cars with chrome cardboard engines and Transformer VW Buses.
The rules are simple:
1. It’s FREE TO ENTER & FREE TO WATCH.
2. You must only use Cardboard and adhesives (glue, tape, natural adhesive) and fanciful adornments that don’t aid in its function, only for fashion.
3. Be ready for fun and frivolity.
Registration starts at 1pm.
The Race begins at 2pm.
We wrap up when the beer is gone.
Feel free to come early and help set up and talk economics and cardboard engineering.
There will be food, music, and other activities.
Bring cash for beer and merch though we can take the plastic. No Diner’s Club or Travelers Chèques will be accepted this year.
The 10th Annual Festivus Cardboard Sled Race was a huge success! The Event had a great turnout with approximately 500 people in attendance and nearly 60 sleds. Because father winter didn’t fully cooperate, our trusty friends at Gardner Brother Landscape shipped in some snow so our participants could have a slipping and sliding good time.
We gave away over 20 prizes including many hand carved wooden trophies, gift certificates from Malia Mediterranean Bistro and other eateries alike, a Sprout Box raffled off, and some BCMAMS Merchandise to name a few.
Although the snow wasn’t plentiful, this year’s range of eclectic sleds certainly were. Ranging from a Crayola crayon to a detail oriented Funny car dragster, this year’s sleds did not disappoint. We hung out, ate chili, drank beer, stayed warm by the camp fires, and laughed until our bellies hurt. This year’s event was one of the best and would not have been possible without the help of many community partners.
We would like to thank Leila Arboretum for their 10-year partnership in this and other events that we co-sponsor. Atlas distributing and Territorial Brewing Co. for their help in donating and distributing the beverages. Black Market Smoke House did a great job, as always, making his signature chili recipes for the participants enjoyment. Lastly, we want to give a HUGE thank you to all the community members and participants that made a cardboard sled or just came out and enjoyed a fun winter day with us.
THANK YOU BATTLE CREEKERS!