4rd Annual Lansdowne Park Pumpkin Derby



Aberdeen Pavilion, Lansdowne Park
map-icon 1000 Exhibition Way

Saturday, October 28, 2018, Aberdeen Pavilion, 9:30 am

Register at ottawa.ca/recreation or in-person at the Horticulture Building

Division 1 (14 years and younger) 1133855
Division 2 (15 years and older)       1133854

Derby Details

Design a pumpkin race car, build it, and let your imagination run wild to create an eye-catching racer. Compete for prizes and bragging rights at The 4rd Annual Lansdowne Park Pumpkin Derby!! It’s a gravity race; the pumpkin racers roll down a ramp and hopefully make it to the finish line. The first pumpkin racer to cross the finish line will be the winner of the heat and move on to the next round. If none of the racers make it to the finish line the winner of the heat will be the car closest to the finish line. In the event of a tie there will be a second run down the ramp to determine the winner. All participants have a minimum of three races.

9:30 am to 10:30 am: Pumpkin Race car “drivers” check-in
10:30 am to 11 am: Pumpkin racers on display in Pumpkin Pit Row for the judges to view/costume judging
11am to 1:30 pm: Pumpkin races
1:30 pm to 2 pm: Awards ceremony

Prizes in each division will be awarded as follows (22 prizes):

Top 3 Fastest Pumpkin Racers: based on time trials. (Fastest time down the track-must cross finish line)|
Top 3 Pumpkin Racers: based on Head to head races in triple elimination.
Top 3 Best Decorated Pumpkin Racers: based on design, detail, creativity and originality.
Most spectacular Pumpkin Car crash: based on audience response.
Best dressed race car “driver”

Visit http://ottawa.ca/en/lansdowne-1 for rules and regulations, and to register!

Pumpkin Racer Workshops

Get hands-on guidance while learning how to build a pumpkin racer before competing in the Pumpkin Derby! All you need to bring is your pumpkin, all other materials are provided. Adult attendance required for children under 15.

October 26, 6:30 to 8:30 pm  1134479

October 27, 6:30 to 8:30 pm  1134480



Date & Time
October 28, 2018 at 10:00 am
October 28, 2018 at 2:00 pm
Aberdeen Pavilion, Lansdowne Park
1000 Exhibition Way , Ottawa K1S 5J3