Pizza Eating Contest

Three Brothers logoThree Brothers Pizza will be sponsoring a Pizza Eating Contest on Saturday, starting at 3:00 in front of the Jason Parks Farm Bureau Insurance Office on Main Street.

Participants must register at the Three Brothers location at 418 S Broadway Street in Middleville.  Ten participants will be allowed to enter and as of this writing, seven of those spots have already been filled.  Participants should arrive at the contest location 30 minutes prior to the start of the competition.

The winner of the contest will receive a $200 cash prize, a trophy, and bragging rights as the biggest pizza eater in Middleville!

Pepperoni Pizza

Old-Fashioned Games for Adults

UPDATE!  Times have just been added!

It’s time to put away the technology for a while and enjoy some good old-fashioned fun!  We are going to encourage a little physical fun with games like:

  • pie eating contestCherry Seed Spitting Competition – 1:30
  • Hay Bale Toss – 2:00
  • Apple Pie Eating Contest – 2:30
  • Burlap Sack Race – 3:00
  • 3-Legged Race – 3:30

Games will start at 1:30 in the green space between Champs and the Village Hall.

For the purposes of these games, “adult” is age 13 and up.

Medals will be awarded for the top male and female in each category.

Come join in the fun!

Rotary Duck Race

Middleville Duck Race

The Rotary duck race has been an ongoing fundraiser for the Middleville Rotary Club since about 1990.  It raises about $600 to $1000 annually (depending on the weather during Heritage Days).

The money goes toward local Rotary projects, such as:

      • TKHS senior scholarships
      • Imagination Library in Barry County
      • Kickstart to Careers in Barry County
      • Middleville Food Pantry at the UMC
      • Bike Helmets for Children

There are approximately 200 ducks in the race each year.  The race starts at 3 pm.  The ducks are put in the Thornapple River just below the dam in downtown Middleville. They float about 30 yards, then they are netted near the boat launch.

Each duck costs $5 and can be purchased before Heritage Days from any club member.  They can also be purchased during Heritage Days – just look for the Rotary tent!  The first duck is worth $200, second $100, and third $50.  Buy a duck, support local projects and have fun!

Fox 17 Coverage: Celebrate Middleville Heritage Days August 16-18

Middleville Heritage Days promises to bring traditions of the past and exciting promises of the future together in one weekend.

This year’s event promises to be the most event-packed Heritage Days ever with ongoing demonstrations and activities of interest to Midvillians and others in three days of celebrating the best of small-town living and remembering the village’s past.

Friday features are a Classic Car Cruise-in, music by the “Whatabouts Band” and The Jungle Book at the “Pajamas in the Park” movie.

Saturday has non-stop activities and a dozen demonstrations in several locations in the village repeated during the day so there’s no need to miss a show.

See how to make a perfect pie crust, a stained glass window or make balloon animals, create a quilt, make perfect pizza dough and much more.  Some teach a talent, others are just for fun, like the ventriloquist who will put on two shows.

There will also be the Heritage Days 5k/10k trail run and Youth Fun Run.

Then on Sunday morning, enjoy an old-fashioned church service and (bring your own) picnic.



Sand Volleyball Tournament

FREE Event hosted by TVC


WHAT: Co-Ed 4 vs. 4 teams volleyball tournament

WHO: Anyone 18+ – One Female on the court at all times

WHERE: TVC Middleville – 20 State Street, Middleville

HOW: Pre-register your team before August 9 and receive FREE t-shirts for you and your teammates. Register at

WHEN: Team registration will begin on campus on Saturday, August 17 at 9:00 am.  All teams check-in for the game schedule and t-shirts, even if pre-registered.

More information – Click Here

Cornhole Tournament

The Cornhole Tournament will take place in the middle of Main Street, starting at 3:00 on Saturday, until all teams are finished. Registration is $5.00 per team and all registration fees collected will be split between the winning team and the second-place team.


  1. This tournament is for Adults only.  All players must be at least 18 years old to enter.
  2. Rules to be followed are listed below.  All judges’ decisions are final.

What In The World Is Cornhole?



Full Cornhole Court Layout


Game Play

  1. Doubles play – partners shall stand at opposite cornhole boards on the same side.
  2. Singles play – both players will throw from the same board.
  3. Each team will have 4 bags of one color, all 8 cornhole bags begin at one end.
  4. Honors is determined by bag toss.
  5. Teams take alternate throws until all 8 bags have been thrown.
  6. Teams then count the points scored during the round or inning.
  7. After scoring, the teams on the opposite end will then take their turns in the same manner.
  8. The team scoring the most points in the previous round will throw first to start the turn.
    Note: A bag that bounces on to the board should be removed before the next player tosses.
  9. Play continues until either team reaches the 21 points.


3 Points – A bag that goes through the hole all the way. This is called a Cornhole.

1 Point – A bag that remains on the playing surface or is hanging into the hole but not completely through the hole or a bag that is hanging off the edge of the platform, but does not touch the ground. This is called a Cow Pie.

0 Points – A bag that either hits the ground before coming to rest on the platform or a bag that is on the playing surface but is also touching the ground or a bag that is hanging off the platform and is on or touched a cornhole bag that is on the ground.

Only the Highest Scoring team receives points. The difference of both teams’ scores is the score given to the highest-scoring team. If both teams score the same amount, no team will receive any points. Example – Team “A” has a cornhole. Team “B” has a Cow Pie. Team “A” is the highest-scoring team and receives 2 points (3 minus 1).


5K/10K Trail Run & Youth Fun Run


Get Active! Stay Active! Registration for the Heritage Days River Run is now open and available at Active individuals and families can now register for the 5K run or walk or 10K run being held in downtown Middleville on Saturday, August 17 at 8:00 am.

This race has been held annually in conjunction with Middleville Heritage Days. The route takes in the scenic beauty of the Paul Henry Thornapple Trail as an “out and back” course staying on the paved trail making the route very flat and fast. Water stops are at the 5K and 10K turnarounds.

Early registration is now open for $20.00 until August 16th at Noon. Late registration is available on the morning of the event for $25.00 at the gazebo in Stagecoach Park from 6:30 am to 7:45 am. Register early to be guaranteed a race shirt.

BACK THIS YEAR: We have a $10.00 Fun Run for Kids. This out and back race begins at 8:00 am. Participants are encouraged to wear their TAPRC Sports Jersey. Participants will not receive a Heritage Days 5K t-shirt.

Raffle prizes are back again this year by popular demand! Every runner has the chance to win something fun to take home!

Timing is being provided by the Thornapple Kellogg Cross Country coaches and team members. Overall event winners receive a trophy while age group winners receive a medal. Email Race Director, Kristen Cove at with questions. Hope to see you out there!

Pie Baking Contest

Pie Baking Contest

Love pie? Love baking? Then join Community West Credit Union for the Middleville Heritage Days Pie Baking Contest on Saturday, August 17! That’s right, a pie baking contest with an opportunity for some pie eating, too!

Bakers across West Michigan are invited to submit their best homemade pie for a chance to win a special prize along with bragging rights. There’s no better way to celebrate community than with baking a treat that is considered “the most traditional American dessert”.

As Sweet as Pie

During the Middleville Heritage Days, come and go from 1:45 – 4:00 pm at the Downtown Pavilion for a pie-filled afternoon. Those interested in baking must enter their homemade pie from noon – 1 pm. Judges Panel Tasting will begin at 1:45 pm to see who will win the judges favorite. The community is invited to join the tasting from 2:00 – 4:00 pm and cast their vote for community favorite. Be sure to stick around to hear the winners announced at 3:30 pm!

Easy as Pie

Entering is easy! Interested bakers can register online anytime or in-person during pie drop-off from noon – 1 pm at the Downtown Pavilion. Cost is $5 per entry, which is due August 17 when dropping off the pie.

The Perfect Pie

The scale for judging is 1-5.  Winners have the highest score of combined criteria:

  • Taste: Properly sweetened, proper thickness and flavor.
  • Presentation: Eye-appeal, aroma, finishing techniques and doneness of filling.
  • Pastry: Flakiness of crust, tender, properly done and flavor.

Bring your pie in an 8” – 10” pie tin (disposable is preferred).  We are not responsible for lost, damaged or broken pie pans. You may pick up your pie to take home starting at 4:15 pm. We are not responsible for pies or containers left behind.

Jeremy and Amanda - WCSGIf you are a winner, you give your permission to have your photo taken and acknowledge it can be used for promotional materials, online and on social media.

Beauty is in the pie of the beholder, and this year, the panel judging your pies on the criteria will also include Jeremy and Amanda from 91.3 WCSG radio.

A Piece of the Pie

Not interested in baking but still want to be involved? The event can’t go on without you! Join us for Community Tasting from 2:00 – 4:00 to cast your vote for the best pie. Tasting tickets are 3 for $1. Enjoy yummy homemade pies and give a piece of your mind!

Abide Pie the Rules

It’s time to get serious about pie! Pie entries must be summer season fruit and produce or nut-based pies.  Pies requiring refrigeration will NOT be accepted (i.e. dairy, cream, and meat pies). Ingredients used must not contain any artificial ingredients, coloring ingredients, or chemical preservations. Click here for complete details.

Entries accepted between noon-1: 00 pm –  Saturday, Aug 17, at the Downtown Pavilion.

Your entry must include:  (index cards will be available at the pie entry drop off-area)

  • The title of your pie
  • Your name & phone number

Registration forms and $5.00 fee due at time of entry drop off. For those who register online, we will have a confirmation form for you to sign.


Prizes/acknowledgments are awarded for:
  1. The judges top pick, “A Slice Above” and runner up, “Berry Delicious”.
  2. The Community Choice, “Pie-tastic” and runner up, “Berry Good”.
  3. The “Double Crust” award is given out should the same pie win both the Judges and Community Choice categories.

Questions? Please call: 616-261-5657 OR, email

Community West Credit Union