Saladbowl Bash

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Name: Saladbowl Bash
Date: July 26, 2014
Time: 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
Event Description:
In celebration of the agricultural history of Hudsonville, we invite you to join us at the Saladbowl Bash - hosted at the Hudsonville Farmer's Co-Op (3340 Prospect Street in Hudsonville)

This year the event will take place on July 26, 2014.  Here's what's planned so far.  Check back for updates as the various components unfold!

A big thanks to this year's event sponsors: 

Event Sponsor:

Executive Sponsors:


Sous Sponsors:



Pantry Sponsors:




Other Supporters:
  • Awards Plus 
  • Casey Woodwyk Inc
  • HUB International
  • Keegstras Dollar Store
  • Rainbow International Restoration & Cleaning
  • Victory Farms


Thanks to the generous sponsored listed above, we are thrilled to announce that fireworks will be launched from the property just north of Prospect Street at dusk! 

Great Garden Games

The Great Garden Games is a quick paced vegetable themed competition.  

The games are: 
  1. Tomato stacking - How high can you stack the tomatoes in one minute?
  2. Onion launching - From a distance of 20 feet, how many onions can you launch into a stockpot in one minute?
  3. Cherry Tomato balancing - Given a cherry tomato and a spoon, how fast can you complete an obstacle course without dropping your tomato?
  4. Radish carrying - Put radishes on a celery stalk and carry it 20 feet to a stockpot.  How many can you get into the stockpot in one minute?
Teams of four (one person will compete in each game) should register at  Individuals wishing to compete should plan to attend the event between 4 pm & 9 pm to try their hand at the games!​

Rock Your Voice

The Rock Your Voice singing competition has been expanded to include a youth division.  There is $750 in cash prizes on the line for the winners of this competition, so sign up today.  Visit for more information and to pre-register.

Rock Your Voice Official Rules 
Rock Your Voice FAQs ​​
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Live Music

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Enjoy live performances by bands throughout the day on the main stage.  

Steam Powered Bluegrass (4-6pm)

Slim Gypsy Baggage (7-9pm)   

Cooking Demonstrations

Join us for cooking demonstrations by local chefs. The line up includes
  • Cindy Krzykwa, fearless leader of the 'prep-work party' for last year's world record salad bar.  
  • Hudsonville Grille
  • Big Daddy Pete's BBQ


Vegetable Bingo

Try Bingo with a new twist, veggie style.  Join us at one of our two bingo times: 4 pm or 6 pm for a chance to win prizes!

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Corn on the Cob Eating Contest 

Do you love corn on the cob?  Now is your chance to show off your technique!  There are two divisions, under 16 and 16 & older.  Sign up at the event to participate.  All participants get to enjoy 5 tasty ears of locally grown corn on the cob, receive a free t-shirt, and compete for $50 in prizes! 
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Watermelon Eating Contest 

Juicy and sweet watermelon!  How fast can you chow down on some delicious watermelon? There are two divisions, under 16 and 16 & older.  Sign up at the event to participate.  All participants get to enjoy a big slice of watermelon and will compete to win $50 in gift cards! 
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Little Sprouts Kids' Area

Bring your little sprout over to the kids' area for lots of free activities ​including a coloring wall, community art project, and lots of veggie games!

Win a 'Night at Home' Family Prize Pack at the event.  Just pick up a punch card when you arrive and as a family get 10 punches on the card.  Turn in your card to enter the Family Prize Pack (which will feature a $50 gift card to Family Fare, board games, movies, dinner serveware, and delicious dressing from our amazing sponsor, Litehouse!)

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Farmer & Crafter Market

Stroll through the Farmer and Crafter market to pick up some fresh produce, handmade products, or unique gifts! 


Car Show

Join us for the first annual Saladbowl Bash Car Show!  Registration for this FREE car show will open at 2pm and will close at 4pm.  Awards will be announced at 6pm and the awards show will be followed by a 'Cruise Out'.   Dash plaques and goodie bags will be given to the first 100 registrations, so click here to pre-register today!  

Spectators, see the cars lined up along Prospect Street during the day and enjoy the Cruise Out as the parade of cars travels around town.  (Cruise Route to be announced)

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Sponsorship Opportunity

Vendor Application
Farmer's Market


Event Sponsors:
Hudsonville Farmer's Co-Op
3340 Prospect Street
Hudsonville, MI 49426
Date/Time Information:

Schedule of Events:

Main Stage: 

2:00 - 4:00 pm - Rock Your Voice Auditions
4:00 - 6:00 pm - Steam Powered Bluegrass
6:00 - 7:00 pm - Pre-Teen Rock Your Voice Finals
7:00 - 9:00 pm - Slim Gypsy Baggage
9:00 - 10:00 pm - Teen Rock Your Voice Finals

Foodie Stage:

2:30 pm - Chef Cindy Krzykwa Cooking Demonstration
3:00 pm - Hudsonville Grille Cooking Demonstration
3:30 pm - Big Daddy Pete BBQ Demonstration
4:00 pm - Vegetable Bingo with Metro Health
5:00 pm - Watermelon Eating Contest with Hudsonville Grille
6:00 - 7:00 pm - Vegetable Bingo
7:00 - 7:30 pm - Corn on the Cob Eating Contest

Other Important Times:

2:30 - Great Garden Games Team Competition


Contact Information:
Michelle Fare 616-662-0900
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