Wife Carrying Contest


Sunday June 18th 2017 at 2:00PM

Be the fastest team to complete the course and win the Wife’s* weight in beer!

In the olden days, in small town Finland, there was no social networking or internet dating – if a man wanted a woman from a neighbouring village he had to go and take her! This show of worthiness and determination – together with rumors and hearsay – evolved into the Wife Carrying Contest, where a “husband” carries a “wife” through an obstacle course for a prize.

*note that husband and wife are labels used in this contest to identify the role that each team member plays. “Husband” does the carrying and “Wife” is the one being carried – regardless of actual marital status or gender. Please see the rules for more details.

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Online registration will open in the spring.

June 18 (event day): $35 per team  ($10 each for entry to the Midsummer Festival + $15 team registration fee once inside the festival)

Please read Wife Carrying Contest Rules before registering.

Teams must arrive 30 min prior to start time to check in, sign a waiver, and provide their team name.