The Great Pumpkin Race and Fall Festival

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Saturday, Oct. 12, 2024
11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
North Creek Community Center
20215 Arrowhead Road

The Great Pumpkin Race is a unique side-by-side, single-elimination race featuring handcrafted, decorated pumpkin race cars, in a madcap, dramatic explosion of creative ingenuity. The referee rules the race, building excitement as registered pumpkin race car owners compete for the Pumpkin Race Championship Trophy.

Add wheels to your custom-decorated pumpkin and face off against friends, neighbors or family in single-elimination race heats. Pumpkin racers may collide, veer off course or have the perfect run—whoever crosses the finish line first moves on!

The Pumpkin Races caps off the Fall Festival events, which include live music, great food and plenty of children’s activities during this family-centered day.

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Next year’s Great Pumpkin Race and Fall Festival is sure to bring even more competition and excitement—keep your wheels, or find new ones, and start planning your racer now! The 2024 Great Pumpkin Race and Fall Festival is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 12—see you then!

Build a Racer

Great Pumpkin Race

Simply attach wheels to a pumpkin ... well not quite. Pumpkins may not be attached to a prefabricated chassis (toy car, skateboard, etc.). Wheels must be fixed to axles which go all the way through the pumpkin. Decorate your pumpkin in whatever style you choose—awards will be given out for Best Decoration, Most Innovative Design, Most Disguised, Prettiest, Scariest, Best Animal Look-A-Like, Best Cartoon Character, Best Themed Racer/Driver Duo, Biggest Cheater and more.

At the festival, test your race on the track before your heat. Take it to the Racer Garage for a tune up and have the pit crew help you adjust the wheels for optimum performance!

Cheater pumpkins not allowed, and known cheaters will face the “Hammer of Justice.” The referee will pulverize all cheater pumpkins and eliminate them from competition. 
The use of pyrotechnics, electronics or radio controls are prohibited.

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