Design-Your-Own Backyard Game Contest

After careful safety considerations and the unavailability of the ramps provided by the Morton Kiwanis Club, the Pumpkin Festival will no longer be hosting the Boxcar Derby. We know this was a beloved event of many Morton families and we know this will be missed by many. We encourage all of the builders and riders to check out the new Build Your Own Backyard Game event and the Big Wheel Race (for ages 10 and under).

2020 Information

Hosts:  Morton Kiwanis
Date: Sunday, September 13
Registration: 1:30 PM
Location: Kennel Lake Sportsmen’s Club
Entry Fee: $5

Backyard games have made a real comeback over the past few months. Nothing is better than spending time with your family outside and having fun. We want to see you and your children’s creativity as they create the ultimate pumpkin backyard game.

Category Brackets:
8 – 12 years
13 – 16 years

Rules & Guidelines

  • Must contain a pumpkin element
  • Must be able to assemble and disassemble in 30 minutes
  • Instructions on how to play the game must be included
  • Games can be a recreation of another carnival, backyard, or board game OR may be a completely new invention.
  • Must be built by participant(s)
  • Points will be given for creativity, use of the pumpkin, durability, and game concept.

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