Build a pumpkin racer and enter the race! The races are fun to watch but it’s even more fun when you’re competing. Anyone can enter the Open Championship and compete for the Grand Championship Trophy – just fill out this simple form and submit it with your $20 entry fee!
Never heard of a Pumpkin Derby before? Click here and get the scoop. (Get it? Scoop.)
Here are some more tips for having a great day!
- Form a team or join a team. Share this unique tradition with your family, friends and neighbors.
- Pick a creative theme. We like teams with funky themes. Creativity and ingenuity are a huge part of the Pumpkin Derby race tradition. Short, tall, big, small we like them all, except CHEATER PUMPKINS! Check out the tips page for ideas and inspiration.
- Learn the Pumpkin Racer Pledge “I promise to always do my very best and play by the rules because Cheater Pumpkins never prosper.”
- For even more race day fun: Wear a costume. Bring your whole family. Make sure your Pumpkin Racer is ready to race! Feel good about doing good. Spread the word, challenge your friends, family members, co-workers, neighbors. . .competition is fun!
Click here for instructions on how to build your own derby car.
You’ll find the official Race Day procedures here.
And most importunely, here are the official rules!