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Bagging contest in Appleton

Associates at our stores across Wisconsin are competing for a very prestigious title: Best Bagger! Several of our locations will host bagging competitions this month. Winners will move on to the state contest, which is called the Great Wisconsin Bag-Off, later this year.

Regional contests are set for the following Festival Foods locations:

  • 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 17, at our Green Bay-East location, featuring baggers from that store as well as those in Suamico, De Pere, Manitowoc as well as the other Green Bay area stores.
  • 2-4 p.m. on Tuesday, August 17, at our Appleton store on Northland Avenue, featuring baggers from that store as well as those in Darboy, Neenah, Menasha, Oshkosh and Fond du Lac.
  • 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 19, at our store on Mall Drive in Eau Claire, featuring baggers from that store as well as Marshfield and the other Eau Claire area locations.
  • 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 24, at our Onalaska store, featuring baggers from that store as well as those from locations in Copeland, La Crosse-Village and Holmen.
  • 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 25, at our Somers store, featuring baggers from that store as well as those locations in Kenosha and Mount Pleasant and Lakeside Foods in Paddock Lake.
  • 2-4 p.m. on Wednesday, August 25, at our Hales Corners store, featuring baggers from that store as well as those in West Allis, Greenfield and Sheboygan.
  • Noon- 2p.m. on Thursday, August, 26, at our store on East Washington Avenue in Madison featuring baggers from that location as well as stores in Verona, Mauston, Portage, Baraboo, Fort Atkinson and Janesville.

Participants are scored on speed, distribution of weight between bags, “proper bag building technique” as well as style, attitude and appearance. Regional winners will move on to the state contest, which is set for October 13 in Green Bay.

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