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It was a very nice day outside and I wanted to get to my daughter's volleyball game in the afternoon. So boating was out. But that didn't mean I couldn't get the Jeep out and take my little man to go see some ACW Wrestling at the local church picnic. Yes, you heard that right wrestling at the Saint Patrick's Catholic Church Fall Festival Harvest picnic in Menasha. We jumped in the jeep for a short ride over to the church. When we arrived the road was filled with cars and as soon as we started pulled up you could hear them announcing the wrestlers coming to stage. They had a big tent set up and the wrestling ring set right in the middle. We went in and most of the chairs were filled up so we sat just outside of the tent for a while and watched the first match. It really was a lot of fun to watch my son and other kids around him react to the wrestlers. They did a great job of getting the crowd going by having a good guy and a bad guy for the bouts. The first thing that really seem to get everyone's attention was a nice big body slam. It made a very loud almost metallic sound as the wrestlers landed on the ring floor. Then to step it up another notch they did was some awesome open-handed slaps that you could hear across the whole tent. They also had WWE wrestler Hornswoggle at the event. He did some announcing and hung around for the event
My son reminded me as we were watching, (Dad you know this is fake fighting right?) I did get a big chuckle out of his comment. But gave that a second to sink in. I told him that he was correct they are not really closed fist punching like MMA. But you can tell they are really hitting each other and they do take a beating flying around and hitting the mat. I pointed out all the marks you could see on their skin.
We both really enjoyed watching the wrestling and it made a great way to spend some quality time with my boy. The church also had a number of vendors there to give everyone a little something to check out. From soaps to funnel cakes. Make sure to see the photo of the crazy big funnel cakes. It was so big and looked so good. I just had to get a photo. They also had beer, soda, burgers, brats, and a bunch of other food options.
My little man also got a big kick out of the Fox River Hurling club booth. They had the sticks and the balls there for the kids to play with. Overall the Fall Festival Harvest picnic was a great stop. We had to run to get to my daughter's volleyball tournament that they won by the way. So we missed the 2 bands they had set up for the evening. But we will be back for next year's Fall Harvest Festival in Menasha at St Patrick's Church.
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