The Great Carbondale Pumpkin Race

1:00 PM

We are proud to announce the return of The Great Carbondale Pumpkin Race. This year’s event beneficiary is the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Illinois. Promote your business and support our local community by helping to sponsor the event. Don’t miss your chance to carve your place as a fearsome community champion! Enjoy pumpkin racing, a Halloween costume parade, arts and crafts, and prizes galore!

Extra Information: This year our featured race is The Mayer Branding Grand Prix. The Grand Prix race has a $10 entry fee with a $250 grand prize, but most people just race for the fun of it. This year’s event features Diane Daugherty as our honorary judge with our very own Olympian, Deanna Price wielding the Mallet-O-Justice as the rule enforcer and pumpkin smasher. We also welcome Dave Davis from Channel 3 as our master of ceremony. Remember, cheater pumpkins never win (see the Official Rules below), but we encourage you to have fun and build a racer with the possibility of an Olympian smashing it! Don't Forget Your Costume! Not only can you get your wheels spinning with pumpkin racers, but the children can enjoy arts and crafts activities and a free costume parade sponsored by Carbondale Community Arts so you get a little extra wear out of your Halloween costume this year.

Location: Mill St. Underpass, Downtown Carbondale, IL

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