Pumpkin Boat Races
Want to watch our community leaders sit in a 500-lb pumpkin and paddle across a pond? Of course you do!
New to the 2018 Morton Pumpkin Festival activities, this race will be a spectacle for the whole family to enjoy. Join us at this new, wacky event that will be a barrel (or pumpkin!) full of laughs! The Pumpkin Boat Races are coordinated with support of Kennel Lake Sportsmen's Club.
Chairman: Kevin Wilson
Date: Saturday, September 8
Time: 12 pm
Location: Kennel Lake Sportsmen's Club
Our brave pumpkin sailors will make their way across the lake while inside their 500-lb pumpkins and launch at around 12:30. Randy Rundle with 106.9 The Mix will emcee!
At 1:30, we will have some fun opportunities for everyone to join!
The Frozen T-Shirt Contest will have individuals break open a t-shirt that has been frozen solid. The individual who opens their shirt in the fastest amount of time of their age bracket will receive a Festival t-shirt and $10 in Pumpkin Bucks!
The Tent Set-Up Competition, sponsored by McDonald's, will test our participants' patience, problem solving, and speed as they will attempt to set up a tent in the fasted time. This competition is open to doubles and families/groups with a max of 4. The top three times in each group will win a camping prize package and $10 in Pumpkin Bucks.
Thank you to our sponsor:
- Competitions & Shows
- Daily Schedule
- Kid-Friendly Activities
- Opening Ceremony
- Pumpkin Pedal
- Pumpkin Business Expo
- Pumpkin Classic Run and Walk
- Pumpkin Art & Craft Market
- Pumpkin Princess Pageant
- Senior Appreciation Afternoon
- Special Kids Day
- We Care Precious Baby Contest
- Pumpkin Boat Races