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Pumpkin Races

October 20, 2018 | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Pumpkin Races are coming!

Annual Pumpkin Races

for the Oswegoland Optimist Club.

The pumpkin race is a simple concept.

  • Take a pumpkin (carved or not),
  • Decorate it
  • Insert 2 independent axles through the pumpkin (we will be selling kits for $20 at Chalk the Walk during Oswego’s Fall Fox Fest
    October 14th)
  • Attach wheels
  • Race your pumpkin down a hill to victory

For Official Rules Click Here

To Pre-Signup Click Here


Great family fun! Compete with your friends, neighbors, classmates and business competitors!

Winning racers will advance to the GRAND championship!

There will be two divisions:

  • Kids division (entry fee is 3 canned goods, which go to the Optimist Family Christmas Project),
  • Business Division/Adult Division (entry fee is $25, which also goes toward the Optimist Family Christmas Project).

Registration opens at 10 am, and races begin at noon, at the corner of Main Street and Jackson in downtown Oswego, IL. Remember though…cheater pumpkins never prosper, and will be subject to public destruction!!!

Wear your costumes and trick or treat at downtown businesses 10-2:00!!!!


Rain Date is Sunday, October 21st 1-3:00 PM

Become a Sponsor

Be part of the big picture at the Oswegoland Optimist Club Pumpkin Race! Sign up before October 1st!

Sponsorship funds benefit the Optimist Club Family Christmas Project, which is quickly approaching.   Through this project, the club is able to provide Christmas gifts, groceries, clothing and much more to local families in need. Last year over 150 children experienced the joy of the holiday, while members and other participants experienced the impact this project has.

All sponsor categories will get their company boldly displayed on a yard sign; Their company logo posted on this page with a link to their website; any tchotchke/marketing material in a handout bag to each participant!

  • Event Sponsor $500
  • Starting Line Sponsors – $100
  • Finish Line Sponsors – $100
  • Pumpkin Patch Sponsors – $100
  • Road Sponsors – $50

2018 Sponsors: 









October 20, 2018
10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Downtown Oswego
53-81 S Adams St
Oswego, IL 60543 United States
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