In cooperation with the Capital Area Pickleball Association, a tournament known as the Pickleball Games will be held on the Middleton High School tennis courts during the Festival. A demonstration will also be conducted on the Festival grounds.
Pickleball combines combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. It is played both indoors or outdoors on a badminton-sized court with a slightly modified tennis net. Players use a paddle and a plastic ball with holes.