Saladbowl Bash

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Name: Saladbowl Bash
Date: July 27, 2013
Event Description:
In celebration of the agricultural history of Hudsonville, Jensen Jewelers, the City of Hudsonville and the Hudsonville Area Chamber of Commerce are teaming up to launch a new summer festival entitled the Saladbowl Bash.

The main attraction will be a world record attempt at the longest continuous salad bar with a salad bar 680 feet in length, including much of the delicious produce grown right here in Hudsonville!

The salad will include red and green leaf lettuce, romaine lettuce, green and red cabbage, celery, onion, carrots, peppers, cucumbers, zucchini, and radishes! Dressing options will include Ranch, Honey Dijon, Balsamic Vinaigrette, and Fuji Apple.  All of the produce is locally grown by West Michigan farmers and the salad dressing is provided by Litehouse Foods and is manufactured right here in West Michigan as well!

Want to help break the record?   Pick up a free salad bar ticket at City Hall, Jensen Jewelers, Gemmen’s, Life Family Chiropractic, Hudsonville Grille, or DeBoer Goodyke Kahler & Tuttle PC!!

Map of festivities:

Check back for a complete listing of events, but the festivities will include:

Salad bar ~ Thank you to our Tent Sponsor: Gemmen's Home & Hardware
  • 10:45 a.m.    Official measure of world's longest saladbar! ~ by Feenstra & Associates, Inc
  • 11:00 a.m.    Salad served to community
  • 7:00 p.m.      Salad bar closes
  • Reminder:   You need to have a ticket in order to enjoy the salad.  Tickets are free!

Stage: Brought to you by Life Family Chiropractic 

  • 12:00 p.m.   Rock Your Voice Teen Singing Competition Semi-Finals
  • 2:00 p.m.     Zumbatomics for Kids ~ FUNatic Fusion
  • 3:00 p.m.     Funnel Sunday Band
  • 4:00 p.m.    Flashing Blue Lights Band
  • 6:00 p.m.    Cooking Demonstration ~ Hudsonville Grille
  • 7:00 p.m.     Spelling Bee ~ Gary Byker Memorial Library
  • 8:00 p.m.     Rock Your Voice Teen Singing Competition Finals
  • 9:00 p.m.     Outdoor Movie ~ sponsored by Hudsonville Downtown Development Authority
Activity Areas:
  • All day         Free activities for kids of all ages
  • All day         The Salad Bowl History of Hudsonville area
  • All day          Food vendors
  • All day          24 foot RE/MAX Grand Valley Cold Air Balloon
  • 10:45 am    Bike Parade - starting at Main Street Bicycle Company - No need to register. Click here for more info!
  • 11-7pm       Bike Check (by checking your bike, you have a chance to win a free bike!) ~ sponsored by Main Street Bicycle Co.
  • 11-3 pm       Children's Craft ~ by Gary Byker Memorial Library
  • 12-3 p.m.     Storytime on the hour  ~ by Gary Byker Memorial Library
  • 2-3 p.m.      Griff of the Grand Rapids Griffins 
  • 3:30 p.m.    Zumbatomics for Kids ~FUNatic Fusion
  • 3-5 p.m.       Fire trucks 
Farmer's Market & Crafts at Check R Board Days
  • 10:30 a.m.              Market Opens (featuring fresh produce, crafts, and homemade items)
  • 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.     Pets available for adoption ~ Harbor Humane Society
  • 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.     Dog days of Summer Photo Contest
  • 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.     Pet Food Question & Answer – sample giveaway
  • 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.     Register to win a Flat Screen TV  ($500 value) ~ sponsored by Farmer's Co-Op
  • 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.     Register to win a John Deere Gator  ~ sponsored by Farmer's Co-Op
  • 11:30 am & 2pm   Free style dancing w/dogs show ~ Well Mannered Dog Center
  • 12:45 & 2:45pm    Pooch parade
  • 12:30 & 4pm          Nose work show   ~ Well Mannered Dog Center
  • 12pm & 2:30pm    Carting w/dogs show  ~ Well Mannered Dog Center
  • 1pm & 3pm            Puppy training show & talk  ~ Well Mannered Dog Center
  • 5:00 p.m.                Market Closes

Gemmen's Tent Sales & Downtown Sidewalk Sales
  • Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Special discount day!  Pick up your coupon at the salad bar!
Event Sponsors:

Executive Sponsors

  • Miedema Produce Inc
  • Lubbers Brothers Farms
  • Presort Services
  • ALTL Trucking
  • Superior Sales, Inc
  • Litehouse Foods
  • Tanis Trucking

Media Partner

  • JQ 99/1260 The Pledge

Tent, Stage & Entertainment Sponsors

  • Downtown Development Authority
  • Gemmen's Home & Hardware
  • Life Family Chiropractic Centres

Sous Sponsors

  • Dan Calkins Family
  • DeBoer, Goodyke, Kahler & Tuttle, PC
  • Hudsonville Grille

Pantry & Culinary Sponsors

  • Arrowaste, Inc
  • Bosgraaf Produce
  • Chemical Bank
  • Crown Produce
  • Farmer's Co-Op Elevator Co, Inc.
  • Gemmen's Home & Hardware
  • Hudsonville Honey
  • Hudsonville Vision Care, PC
  • Kerkstras Services
  • Mr. Burger
  • Sheldon Meadows Assisted Living Center
  • The Laurels of Hudsonville
  • The Pinnacle Center
  • West Michigan Community Bank
3287 Prospect St
Hudsonville, MI
Date/Time Information:
Register for These Events!!

Rock Your Voice Hudsonville - Registration now Closed
A Teen Singing Competition

Thursday July 25, 2013 to Saturday July 27, 2013

Hudsonville Spelling Bee

Kids are needed to compete in a spelling bee!
Thursday July 27, 2013 at 7pm
Brought to you by the Gary Byker Memorial Library & Hudsonville Honey!
Dog Days of Summer Photo Contest
Entries must be submitted by 4pm on July 27, 2013

Volunteer to help Break the Record!
Volunteer your time and help make record-breaking success a reality! We really need help the day of the event (two shifts available - 10am to 3pm or 3pm to 8pm)

Saturday July 27, 2013
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Contact Information:
Michelle Fare 616-662-0900
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