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Yes, Bowfest-ish slug races are back!

Aug. 28 Bowfest-ish Country Fair finds new ways to keep core traditions running
Kids watching a slug race at the country fair
Expect slug races and giant zucchinis at the mini country fair at Bowfest.

Racing slugs and having an array of country fair contests are some of the longest running Bowfest traditions, with Bo the Banana slug as the long-running Bowfest Mascot. Bo the slug has always invited people to slow down to island-time and appreciate the little things!

Last year the country fair contests ran online and we were delighted to see the many entries and videos of slugs racing as well as a creative use of technology such as Madison’s 765-pound zucchini, which was all part of the fun!

For 2021 we will return to an in-person, mini version of the country fair. We will be back under the tent this year for an in-person return of Slug Races and a Biggest Zucchini Contest running between 2 p.m and 3:30 p.m. at Bowfest-ish in the festival field in Snug Cove. 

So: water those zucchinis, and start naming those slugs. We will see you August 28 to keep the traditional community spirit running, even if it might feel a bit sluggish this year!