Hoodlebug is brimming with contests of endurance and friendly competitions. Neat contests include the Hoodlebug 5K to the horseshoe throwing competition to a hula hoop competition, polka contest, and a donught eating contest. Even though they start early, it is not till the ceremonial flag raising at noon that the festival is considered officially underway. The kid’s zone at the local fire hall is stacked with plenty of western-themed crafts and activities including inflatable rides. An old-fashioned parade, replete with cheerleaders, marching bands fire engines, pageant queens, and lots of antique cars, is the crescendo of activities till the festivities pitters out in the late evening.
Hoodlebug hosts a craft show and most of the crafters are from the local area and have some extremely unique wares for sale. Live music lays through the day and includes a taste of everything. Blues, rock, and real country music are played throughout the day for sure. However, local bands are known to play a few polka favorites. For the food, there is authentic pulled-pork barbeque alongside the not so western haluski. In actuality, vendor row is a loaded smorgasbord of food options, from ice cream to funnel cakes, potato salad and ice cold drinks.
Admission and Parking is free