All contestants must design and race their Pumpkins according to these few important rules to ensure that this year’s Pumpkin Derby is fun and fair for everyone:
RULE #1 – Craft your Pumpkin Racer using A SINGLE PUMPKIN. 10 inches diameter max.
RULE #2 – Every entry must have TWO INDEPENDENT AXLES inserted THROUGH the pumpkin, with wheels attached to the axles. Other than that, you are free to express your creative flair in your pumpkin design and decorations.
RULE #3 – Pumpkins may NOT contain additional weights / concrete / rocks inside OR be attached onto any pre-fabricated chassis of any kind (skateboard, stroller, Tonka truck, Ford F150, Jet Ski, etc., etc…)
RULE #4 – No propellants of ANY KIND. NO MOTORS, ROCKET ENGINES, PYROTECHNICS or REMOTES.
RULE #5 – The ONLY permitted propellant? Gravity. No pushing or “helping” your Pumpkin Racer at the starting line.
Number of races, categories, and prizes awarded will depend on number of applicants. Prizes will also be given to the most creatively decorated pumpkins.