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West Bend Better Butter Bash Presented by Country Maid logo

Date: September 23, 2023

Location: Country Maid
213 4th Ave NE
West Bend, IA 50597

Parking is available at no cost the day of the Better Butter Bash. Enter the event grounds at the Country Maid, Inc. main office from the north (140th Street) and follow the signs to park.

Registration is required in advance for the 5K Run and the Butter Carving Contest. Otherwise, there’s no pre-registration required. Show up on Saturday, September 23 between 9AM and 11AM to help raise funds for this worthy cause and spend time with your family, friends, and community.


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5K Walk/Run/Ride

When and Where: Check in begins at 7:30AM at Country Maid, and the race begins at 8AM.

With your $15 registration free (plus tax and other applicable fees), you’ll not only get a souvenir t-shirt but the knowledge you’re helping local youth thrive.

Children under the age of 5 can participate at no cost. However, you must still register them and pay the fee if you want them to receive a t-shirt.

To participate or learn more, register online on or before August 31.

West Bend Better Butter Bash – 5K Walk/Run/Ride Tickets, Sat, Sep 23, 2023 at 7:30 AM | Eventbrite

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The Dutch Apron® Cake Roll Eating Contest

If you think you’re ready to claim the title of WINNER and want to compete to be THE ONE who can eat the most, delicious Dutch Apron® Bakery Cake Roll slices in two minutes, step on up!

Participants must be at least 18 years of age and can register before 10AM at the Information Table the morning of the event.

Exclusive Sponsor: Iowa State Bank

Better Butter Bash Butter Carving Contest - persons hands carving a 50 lb. block of butter

Butter Braid® Brand Butter Carving Contest

Carve yourself a place in history as the winner of the first ever Butter Braid® Brand Butter Carving Contest.

Butter blocks will be provided by Country Maid, Inc. Please keep in mind there is a small MARGARINE of error when carving butter.

Anyone interested in participating should email Larae Knobloch at She will provide more information, official rules, and help you register.

Exclusive Sponsor: West Blendz

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The Great Wooden Spoon® Churn and Learn Scavenger Hunt

Children of all ages are welcome to participate in The Great Wooden Spoon® Churn and Learn Scavenger Hunt. All participants who show they’re a CHIP off the Country Maid block will receive a prize.

Entry kits will be available between 9AM and 11AM at the Information Table at the event.

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Put a Butter Face Forward with Face Painting

Whether you want to make a BUTTERfly or if you just want to show that the world is BUTTER with a little whimsy, children of all ages can stop by the face painting booth between 9AM and 11AM.

Fancy Faces by Britt, and owner Brittany Johnson, will be providing their services at the face painting booth.

There is no cost for face painting, but free will donations are encouraged and will be given to support the initiative to combat childhood hunger.

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The Joyful Traditions® Inflatable Bounce House

Enjoy a JOYFUL day that is JUMPING with fun and excitement when you stop by the Better Butter Bash’s inflatable bounce house. It’s suitable for people of all ages and available for you and the whole family to enjoy from 9AM to 11AM.

Exclusive Sponsor: Greg Penning & Co.

Breakfast Burrito Bar with Butter Braid Pastry Cinnamon Rolls

Build-Your-Own Breakfast Burrito

Breakfast, including burritos, fried Cinnamon Pastry Rolls, and more, will be served from 9AM to 11AM. A free will donation will be available at this time. All proceeds will benefit the fight against childhood hunger.


  • West Bend Red Power
  • Emmetsburg Fareway
  • Algona Fareway
  • Skoglund Meats
  • Burrito Mexpress
  • Emmetsburg Dollar Fresh Market
  • Kampen Foods
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Roll Along to the Music and Enjoy the DJ

Are you ready to get this Better Butter Bash started? Every good party has to have music, so enjoy the music stylings of Mojo Productions from 8AM to 11AM. Their crew is sure to have you and your family moving and grooving in no time!

Exclusive Sponsor: West Bend Health and Rehab

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The West Bend Better Butter Bash is proudly sponsored by these generous local businesses and organizations:

Bronze Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Diamond Sponsors

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