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The Pumpkin Derby!

Posted by on October 11th 2017 in blog, News


Come one, come all! The 9th Annual Sunnyside Gardens Pumpkin Derby is this coming Saturday, October 14th. Join us in celebrating the fun of fall with food, candy, crafts for the kids, and, of course, the big event, which starts at 11:00 am. There will be three one-of-a-kind trophies awarded: Most Creative Derby Pumpkin, Furthest Distance Derby Run, and Shortest Distance Derby Run.

Anyone can watch the Derby, but here’s how to participate…

1. Get a pumpkin (any size) and make it mobile by attaching wheels to your pumpkin, or your pumpkin to wheels. Note: The derby pumpkin cannot be motorized or electrically charged to move in a forward or backward direction. The derby pumpkin cannot be messy beyond the confines of its frame. Carnage is inevitable on the race track, so keep that in mind when adding squishy or sloppy decorations.

2. Arrive before the race and register your Derby Pumpkin.

3. Send your Derby Pumpkin down the ramp!

A Pumpkin Derby expert will be overseeing the derby runs down the ramp and will be selecting the winners.  All spectators present will have an opportunity to vote for Most Creative Derby Pumpkin.

Feel free to come in costume! Good luck, and may the best Derby Pumpkins win!

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