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Perky’s Pumpkin Derby

October 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

perky's pumpkin derby

IT’S BACK! It’s pumpkin vs pumpkin in our annual Perky’s Pumpkin Derby on Saturday, October 30th!

Date: Saturday, October 30th (Please note there is no rain date for the derby this year, if it has to be cancelled due to weather it will not be rescheduled)
Check-In begins at 12:30pm & closes at 1:45pm
Race heats begin at 2pm
Two weight categories: under 12 lbs and over 12 lbs
To Pre-register, please email (Subject line: Perky’s Pumpkin Derby)

1. You must utilize a real pumpkin in your design.
2. All design elements must be family friendly.
3. The full size of your pumpkin craft may not exceed 18 inches in diameter and 25 lbs in weight.
4. Wheels must go COMPLETELY THROUGH the pumpkin.
5. No motorization or fire power, let gravity do the work.
6. If you attach your pumpkin to a pre-fabricated chassis of any kind, you will be placed in a separate category.

Good to Know
1. Pumpkins will be racing side by side and therefore a little “bumper car” action may take place during race heats. There will be no penalties for such instances.
2. Prizes will be awarded for race winners as well as for creativity in design.
3. There will be two weight classes; under 12 lbs total craft weight and over 12 lbs total craft weight.
4. Race divisions and heats will be decided at check in when pumpkin crafts are weighed in.
5. Multiple entries per family (one per child) is allowed


October 30
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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