October 8 -11th, 2020
The Mercer Area Chamber of Commerce is aware of and actively monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic. The Mercer Area Chamber of Commerce is following recommendations consistent with public health guidance from the State of Wisconsin and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). At this time, we are proceeding with the summer and fall events as scheduled for 2020. We will continue to monitor the situation and communicate updates on this website as well as through the event websites and social media channels. Stay safe, everyone!
The Annual Pumpkin Run ATV/UTV Rally is held in Mercer, Wisconsin and takes place on all Iron County ATV/UTV trails and routes. The purpose of our rally is for participants to take part in a poker run, making stops at different locations across all of the ATV/UTV Trails.
Registration is only $20. When registering, participants will pick up their Rally packet with an ATV/UTV Map and commemorative bandanna at the Mercer Chamber of Commerce. All registrants are required to sign an agreement and release waiver when they pick up their rally packet.
The $20 registration fee includes a choice of one of two Poker Run Sheets. Both sheets may be purchased for $30.
Thu. Oct. 8th
8am-6pm: Registration and Packet Pickup at both Mercer Area Chamber of Commerce and Hurley Chamber of Commerce
6pm-Midnight: Late Packet Pickup at the Great Northern in Mercer.
3pm-8pm: Poker Run
Fri. Oct. 9th
8am-2pm: Registration and Packet Pickup at Mercer Area Chamber of Commerce
2pm-8pm: Registration and Packet Pickup in Mercer at Chamber Booth at Liberty Way Tap House
8pm-Midnight: Late Packet Pickup at the Great Northern in Mercer.
Noon-8pm: Poker Run
2pm-6pm: ATV, UTV & Lawn Tractor Pull at Liberty Way Tap House, 2040 Saarnio Rd, Mercer
Sat. Oct. 10th
9am-1pm: Registration and Packet Pickup at Mercer Area Chamber of Commerce
Noon-8pm: Poker Run
4:00pm: Great Pumpkin Parade Line-Up begins at Mercer DNR Ranger Station
5pm: Great Pumpkin Parade through Downtown Mercer
5:30pm-Close: Wrap-up Party at Eunica's Beaver Lodge
Sun. Oct. 11th
Noon-6pm: Poker Run
Poker Run Thu. Oct. 8th - Sun. Oct 11th
This year’s Poker Run gives riders a choice of two sets of stops throughout Iron County, or choose to do both sets for an opportunity to increase your chances of drawing of winning hand. Pumpkin Run Rally registration includes one poker sheet (your choice). Riders must receive a stamp from all businesses on the sheet to be eligible to draw a poker hand. Extra cards may be earned through purchases and participation in the Great Pumpkin Parade.
Riders who complete their sheets may draw their cards at any time during the rally at the wrap-up location.
The Winning Hands will be announced Wednesday. Cash Prizes to the Top Five Hands.
Thank You to These Businesses for Participating in the 2019 Poker Run
- Alaska House
- Around the Corner Pub
- Bear Chasers
- Beaver Lodge
- Beaver’s Resort
- Burgers Bar
- Carly’s Beer Barrel
- Do Drop In
- Full Throttle Saloon
- Gateway Lodge & Resort
- Heart of the North
- Joany’s Sidekicks
- Ladder 715
- Lazy Ace Saloon
- Liberty Way Tap House
- North Pole Tavern
- Ruggers Landing
- Saxon Pub
- Silver Street Pit Stop
- Sunken Horse Saloon
- Whitecap Mountain Resort
- Willy’s Still
- Wolf’s Den
- Yukon 51
Poker Run Hours: Participating businesses will be open to stamp sheets during these hours: Thursday, 3pm-8pm , Friday, Noon-8 pm, Saturday, Noon-8 pm, Sunday, Noon-6pm.
Poker Run 2019 Winners
- $600.00 to Danielle Lamke, Palisade, MN - Straight Flush 7 high, spades
- $400.00 to Katelyn Marquardt, Johnson Creek, WI - Full House Kings over Eights
- $150.00 to Ron Gandt, Wilmot, WI- Full House Queens over Eights
- $150.00 to Troy Blakey, Johnson Creek, WI - Full House Tens over Nines
- $150.00 to Alex Christensen, Cottage Grove, WI - Full House Tens over Fives
ATV, UTV & Lawn Tractor Pull Fri. Oct. 9th, 2pm @ Liberty Way Tap House
Test Your Skill Against the Z Force ATV Sled!
The Tuscobia Trails ATV Association is bringing their custom-built pull sled to Mercer.
ATVs, UTVs and Lawn Tractors will complete in separate divisions with multiple classes according to CC’s in each division. Winners will be awarded in each class to the driver pulling the farthest distance. Commemorative Pumpkin Run Mug presented to first place in each class, certificates awarded to second and third places. The cost is $10 for the first pull and $5 for a second try.
Liberty Way Tap House is in Mercer on the corner of Saarnio Road and Highway 51, off trail 17.
Register In-Person Day of the Pull
Great Pumpkin Parade Saturday, October 10 at 5pm
Join the Fun and Line-Up for the Great Pumpkin Parade through Downtown Mercer
Line-Up begins at 4pm at the Mercer DNR Ranger Station parking lot at 5291 N State House Circle, Mercer. Riders are encouraged to decorate their vehicles and wear costumes in keeping with a Halloween theme. Prizes will be awarded. There is no cost to participate in the parade.
Wrap Up Party Saturday, October 10 at 5:30pm
Following the Parade
50/50 Raffle Drawing is Wednesday, October 14 at 3pm
Don’t forget to buy your tickets at any of the businesses participating in the Poker Run or at the Mercer Area Chamber of Commerce. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. Drawing will be at 3pm on Wednesday, October 14, 2020.
50/50 Raffle 2019 Winner
$600.00 to Scott Czerneski, Hurley, WI