Contests


Sputnikfest has the wackiest, tackiest contests you could imagine. We encourage you to join us in the fun!

Costume Contests

Time to get creative and have fun! Dress up in your spaciest costumes for this family friendly event and win great prizes!

Children's Costume Contest
Ages 0-13 years

Adult's Costume Contest
Ages 14 & up
Win cash prizes!

Registration begins at 12:00 pm at the information tent. Contests will take place on the main stage at 1:30 pm.

Sponsored by Acute Angle.

Costume Contest Poster
2019 Sci-Fi Trivia Poster

Out-of-this-World Sci-Fi Trivia Contest

Test your knowledge of outer space, alien life, and local trivia. Space is limited, sign up your team of four now! 

Sponsored by:What the Lock

Alien Pet Costume Contest

Dress up your four-legged (or no-legged for that matter) family members for this adorable, yet hilarious costume contest. All pets must have proof of current rabies vaccination.

Registration begins at 12:00 pm at the information tent, with the contest taking place at 3:30.

Winners will receive gift certificates to Central Bark.

Sponsored by:

Central Bark Doggie Day Care

Alien Pet Poster
Ms. Space Debris Poster

Ms. Space Debris Pageant

Join our judges Mayor Justin Nickels, Craig Dillon of Seehafer Broadcasting, and Charlie Berens of the Manitowoc Minute for the Ms. Space Debris Pageant!

Contestants vie for the title of Ms. Space Debris, Ruler of all that is Sputnikfest; the glitteriest jewel in the tiara of what is one of the top pageants in the entirety of Manitowoc County! Contestants do not have to be of the female gender. All that is required is that they must be human and over the age of 18.

Like all pageants, Ms. Space Debris will be expected to exhibit talent, poise, grace, confidence and fashion sense above and beyond other members of the Galaxy.

Sign up early to secure your spot as a contestant!

The winner will receive a fantastic prize package including a flying lesson, cash, a certificate to Lords n' Ladies Salon and more!

Sponsored by:

Lords n LadiesCAVU Flight Academy


Alien Pet Contest

Sponsored by Central Bark Doggy Daycare

1st Place - Stanley
2nd Place - Mr. Furr (Monti)
3rd Place - Lolly

Children's Costume Contest

Sponsored by Badger Sports Park

1st Place - Rachel Lambrecht
2nd Place - Quinn Aulik
3rd Place - Penny Mackey

Trivia Contest 1st place with Dr. Trek

Sci-Fi Trivia

Winning team: Space Force

Adult's Costume Contest

Sponsored by Acute Angle

1st Place - Martin Morante
2nd Place - Brianna Heraly
3rd Place - Ted Rostkowski, Jr.