Cranberry Festival
October 7th, 2017 

Schedule of Events 
Thursday Evening
October 5th, 2017

Stone Lake Lions Hall

Cran Harvest Dinner
5:30 Social Hour - 6:30 Dinner
$15.00 per ticket - Only 150 Sold!

Royalty Coronation

Friday Evening
October 6th, 2017

Red Schoolhouse Wines

Free Wine Tasting & Live Music 

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Official Festival Day...
Saturday, October 7th, 2017

Arts, Crafts and Flea Market

Over 300 Vendors - Inside & Out

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Cranberries, Craisins &
Festival Apparel

Cranberry Corner

Located at the top of
Main Street Hill

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Marsh Tours

Located under Water Tower

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Cranberry Pancake Breakfast

Stone Lake Fire Hall

7:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Cranberry Baking Contest

Stone Lake Fire Hall

Registration 10:00 AM 
Judging 11:00 AM

Pie Social & Bake Sale

1st Lutheran Church

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Beer, Wine, Brat &
Turkey Leg Tent

Stone Lake Lions Hall

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Main Street & Highway 70

2:00 PM

Krate Derby

Main Street Hill

Immediately Following Parade



$25.00 per car – On-line Registation "Register" button below. 

On or before September 25th of respective year - Only 12 entries accepted.
First twelve registrations with completed registration and liablilty waivers will be accepted.

Once your registration is complete a liability waiver will be sent to you via email. 
The entrant and his/her parent or legal guardian must complete and mail liability waiver and return to:
Stone Lake Cranberry Festival – C/O Krate Derby  - PO BOX 73 - Stone Lake, WI 54876. 

The driver must be between the ages of 10 and 15 as of August 1st of the year he/she will race.
Each driver can enter only one Krate per year.

The entrant must have his/her car at the top of the Main Street hill no later than Noon on Race Day to be inspected to ensure all the specified requirements have been meet. The race director will sign the inspection form before allowed to race. If the car does not meet the necessary requirements the entrant will have until 1:00pm to make any repairs and/or changes needed to qualify. If car still does not pass inspection it will be disqualified from the race. Safety is of utmost importance for drivers and spectators. Special attention will be given to steering components, the condition of the wheels and bushings. The decision of the race director concerning all inspection results are final and not subject to appeal.

The race director may disqualify any car or driver that, in his opinion, endangers the driver, other divers or spectators. Poor sportsmanship and/or attempting to gain an unfair advantage will also be grounds for disqualification.

All cars must be brought to the starting area located at the top of the Main Street Hill to be lined up for their starting positions. All drivers together with their parents or guardian must be with their cars immediately following the parade for a driver’s meeting. If the driver is not there at that time, he/she will not be allowed to race.

Cars will be held in place on ramps prior to gravity start. Nose of car will be the start extreme.    
A heat race will consist of two cars. All entrants will run two heat races switching lanes for the second race. The combined six fastest times will advance to the final round where again each entrant will compete twice in the same manner. The top three fastest times will be declared as winners. The judges will determine the final winners and all decisions are final and not subject to appeal. All winners will be announced by the head judge and prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.


  • A minimum of ½” plywood required for the floor of vehicle
  • Wheels = All wheels must be 1 ¾” X 10”. (available at Farm & Fleet and Menards)
  • Axel = ½” X 3’ Threaded Rod
  • No windshields of any kind permitted
  • Interior area must be open for inspection purposes
  • All exposed edges of the cockpit opening must have pipe insulation of equivalent padding
  • The car may be built in any shape the driver/builder desires as long as the drivers vision in not obscured.
  • A seat back may be used but must be removable
  • No tampering or altering of wheels or axles is allowed with the exception that the wheels may be painted
  • Wheels must be secured on axles with cotter pins or locking nuts
  • A minimum of 2”X 4” pine must be used to secure axles to body
  • Steering Wheel is required
  • Steering cables to front axle must be secured with cable clamps, with 1/8” cable used for steering
  • Turnbuckles must be used on steering cables for adjusting purposes and must be secure to prevent them from becoming loose
  • Cable must be wrapped around steering pulley in such a manner that it will not slip. Steering must not have slack
  • All cars must be equipped with braking capacity. Minimum requirement consisting of a hardwood block connected to a hinge and pedal system, so as to contact the ground when pedal is depressed.
  • The use of any liquid lubricant, such as WD40 or silicone is allowed on the wheel bushings and steering components.
  • The use of graphite, pumice or other dry lubricants is prohibited and will be grounds for disqualification


  • Maximum length not to exceed 87 inches

  • Minimum length 72 inches

  • Minimum cockpit opening – 14 inches wide, 25 inches long and 16 inches high

  • Ground Clearance – No less than 3 inches from bottom of floor to the ground

  • Wheelbase – From center of front wheel to center of rear wheel – Maximum 72 inches, Minimum 48 inches

  • Sponsors advertisement (if applicable) must be clearly visible in a contrasting color. Paint, decals etc…may be used

Please contact Al Pahl - Race Director with any further questions. 

AL Pahl – A.B.A.T.E. Representative - Send Email
(Please note that only inquires regarding the Krate Derby should be sent to this e-mail address)

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