June 20th – 21st, 2020
The CheeseTown Challenge Race & Festival is an event sponsored by the Pinconning & Linwood
Area Chamber of Commerce.
Most of the events are held in Doc Letchfield Park which is located at 200 N. Mable (M-13) in Pinconning.
The Festival kicks off on Friday 6/14 at 5:00 p.m. with the CheeseTown Dad Contest at the Pinconning Bandshell and free activities for children. The evening ends about 8:00 p.m. Also held on Friday is the famous Mac & Cheese Dinner at the Community Center starting at 5:00 p.m. All of these event are located in Doc Letchfield Park.
Saturday 6/15, things get started with the Cheesy Pararde at 11:00 a.m. The parade ends at Doc Letchfield Park which is when the activities begin. Free live music starts in the afternoon and ends at dark. Activities such as inflatable rides, face painting, bingo, petting zoo, etc. all start about noon. A big part of this event is the CheeseTown Challenge Race which brings in hundreds of participants and their families to the festival. The 2 mile/5 mile race starts at 6:00 p.m. and the finish line for the race is in Doc Letchfield Park. Race awards are presented from the Pinconning Bandshell starting at about 7:30 p.m. The live music starts again after the award presentations. The festival wraps up with the Cheesemendous fireworks which begin at dark on Saturday evening.
There are several non-profit organizations that take advantage of the festival to sponsor events and activities to raise money and highlight their community/organization. Local businesses are very supportive and donate goods, money, and time to help make the festival fun for everyone.