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Below is last year's schedule. The 2018 schedule will be available in August. Dates for the 2018 Arenzville Burgoo are expected to be Fri., Sept. 7th and Sat., Sept. 8th.

Vendors - please note that there is a new contact person for the craft sale in 2018 (Sam Dotzert.) Thanks to Amanda and Jessica for all their help in the past 7 years!

2017 Schedule of Events

World's Best Burgoo

Craft market
Food court - Hamburgers - Hot dogs
Butterfly pork chops - Fries

Homemade Pies & Cold Drinks

Burgoo kettle service (sales of soup in quart-sized or larger containers) begins at 7:00 a.m. on both days. Kettle service is usually suspended in mid-morning. Lunch lines began forming around 10:30 for soup sales by the bowl. Food line sales continue until the soup runs out, usually around 7:00 p.m. If you are driving from a distance to get burgoo, please note the above times so you will not be disappointed.


Check the official community page for the Arenzville Burgoo on Facebook for additions or changes to the schedule.

Fri., Sept. 8th
Sat., Sept. 9th

Jay carrying gallon of burgoo


Family Fun!

8:30 am - 5k Run/Walk - "Run for the Goo" - in Arenzville- Meet at the Side Door Christian Youth Center " (Registration form) (Information)

10:00 am - Sand Volleyball (Information)
10:00 am - Kids' Contests

11:00 am - Tractor Pull

11:00 am - Bags Tournament (Information)

1:00 pm - Talent Contest

3:00 pm - Kids' Parade (Click here for entry form) - due Aug. 31

4:00 pm - Frog & Turtle Races

5:00 pm - THS Varsity Cheerleaders

Evening entertainment for

5:45 pm - Little Miss & Mr. Burgoo (registration form)
Junior Miss (registration form) & Miss (registration form)

7:45 pm - Poor Farm Road



Evening Entertainment for

6:30 pm - Madd Hoss Jackson

8:00 pm - Blackhawk


Entertainment at the Arenzville Burgoo is free. Seating is by general admission (there are no reserved seats). The Village of Arenzville sponsors this event for the community and sells burgoo (soup), grilled pork chops and steaks, hamburgers, cold drinks, and homemade pies and cakes. Proceeds from these sales help support community activities.

Connecting with Friends

Connecting with friends at the Burgoo? Few people have been successful getting a good cell phone signal while in the middle of town (something about the burgoo vapors...) You can always leave a message at the Information table in the park, but otherwise, you'll have to rely on the good ol' fashioned method of face-to-face conversation.

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This page last modified: 01/14/2018