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Westbrooke’s 1st Annual Great Pumpkin Derby
Oct. 29, 2022 from 11 am – 3pm
at Westbrooke Church.
What is a Great Pumpkin Derby? This is a fun-filled creative race where handcrafted pumpkin cars compete in a side-by-side derby. Prizes are awarded for the top race cars and best designs.
Spectators and racers are invited to cheer on their favorite pumpkin cars, enjoy a hot dog lunch, yard games, face painting, a moon bounce, and more! The public is invited to attend this fun event – spectators and competitors welcome.
Great Pumpkin Derby Schedule:
- 11 AM – 11:30 AM – Pumpkin Racers check-in at the Judge’s Table. The Pumpkin Cars will be on display for pre-race viewing for spectators and judges.
- 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM – Hot Dog Lunch / Yard Games/ Moon bounce / Fun
- 12:30 PM – Pumpkin Presentation – Races will begin immediately following the presentation. Awards will follow the final race.
Competitors are invited to create their own Pumpkin Derby Race Car to compete individually or as a team or family. All cars are judged and raced equally.
Designs Awards will be given for:
- Favorite Design
- Most Adorable
- Best Workmanship
- Best Cartoon Character
- Best Movie Inspired
- Best Animal
- Most Original Design
Race Awards will be given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for distance.
Note: We ask that you avoid spooky/grotesque designs. We’re looking for kid-friendly fun designs.
Tip: Search “How to build a pumpkin derby car” or “pumpkin derby” on YouTube for instructions and ideas.
What to Bring:
If you are a Westbrooke attendee, we ask that families with last names A-Q bring a side dish, and R-Z bring cookies to share. Public is invited to join us for a complimentary lunch. Competitors, remember bring your pumpkin race car for check-in from 11am-11:30am (pre-register below).
If you are a Westbrooke attendee, we are in need of volunteer judges, face painters, artists, and set-up/ clean-up team. Sign up to volunteer here.
Register to Attend:
Pumpkin Derby Rules: