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The great pumpkin race is Nov. 3

Published: Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012 3:09 p.m. CDT

PRINCETON — The Princeton Park District and Princeton Optimist Club will host pumpkin races from noon to 3 p.m. Nov. 3 on Main Street and Marion Street in downtown Princeton.

The pumpkin race is a simple concept. Take a carved pumpkin, decorate it, and insert two independent axles through the pumpkin and attach wheels. Participants then can race their pumpkin against competitors. Rules and event information is available at the Bureau County Metro Center.

Age divisions are 3-17, and 18 and up. Entry fees are a minimum of three canned goods for the food pantry for those under 18 years old and $25 for adult racers.

A pie contest and chili cook-off will also be held. Kids are invited to wear Halloween costumes.

Anyone needing axles and/or wheels to assemble their racer should call 815-303-8396.

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