Harvestfest will be a little different this year but we can still have a great time!
October 23, 2021
A spooktacular day of family fun! We have The Great Pumpkin Roll Contests! Be sure to bring your own pumpkins! There will be a small amount of pumpkins for sale for those who forget.
2pm: The Great Pumpkin roll will have 2 categories:
Modified and non-modified. **Please bring your own pumpkins**
Costume Contest (Burro Avenue at 3:00pm)
Pumpkin decorating contest 3pm-4pm in the Cloudcroft First Baptist Church. Bring your decorated or carved pumpkin!! Ages 5 & Under, 6-10, 11-15 & 16 and up. Games, Hot Dogs, and Jump house!
Trick or Treating on Burro Ave. will take place after the costume contest. We will begin in front of the library on Swallow Street.
Great Pumpkin Race
Sponsoring our Great Pumpkin Race is the Sacramento VFW Post 11999! They will start off the event at 1:30pm with Calling of the Colors that includes our US and State Flags and a bugle. The race will start at 2pm with the Amateur Pumpkin Races. During this time the VFW booth will have Spaghetti Dinner tickets available to sale for $9.00. This includes drinks, salad and dessert for November 10th at 4:30 pm to 6:30pm in the Cloudcroft Senior Center. Those of you who would like to help support the VFW and all the community service they perform can purchase tickets to this dinner.
Bring your own pumpkin and come participate or watch the Great Pumpkin Race! Amateurs will compete for prizes by rolling pumpkins down a hill. It’s as hilarious as it sounds, and it’s fun to see what kind of wheels the pros put on their pumpkins.
The pumpkins and their owners line up at the top of the hill in front of the library. On the word "go," the pumpkins are released and allowed to roll downhill with the help of only gravity. The pumpkins bounce and some may curved to the right or the left, while on their journey to the finish line. The categories include amateur, semi-professional or professional.
The first category is non-modified where the young children compete by rolling the pumpkin . Bring your pumpkins to race! (Ages 4-6, 7-9, and 10) Semi-Pros and Pros (Age 13-Adult) bring modified pumpkins with a base, axle or wheels.
Pro Competitors win more than just a Trophy, they are crowned as the official KING or QUEEN of the Great Pumpkin Race! They will be given a winner's sash, photographed and get to lead the Costume Contest Parade along with other benefits!
RULE #1 Craft your Pumpkin Race Car using one REAL pumpkin. Carve or decorate any way you wish! RULE #2 Have fun making your Race Car! Pick a theme and be creative. Often, the crowd favorites are the most fun and creative ones. If you can't win, then lose with style! RULE #3 Insert two independent axles through your pumpkin and attach wheels to the axles. Spice up your racer with style. RULE #4 You may not attach your pumpkin onto a pre-fabricated chassis of any kind (skateboard, stroller, Tonka truck, etc.) A.K.A. The "Anti-Stealth" Rule. RULE #5 NO EXPLOSIVES or PYROTECHNICS. Have fun with it but be safe! RULE #6 No pushing or "helping" your Pumpkin Racer on the starting line. Our Race Officials have seen it all - the last minute shove, the hidden thumb flick, the early release... RULE #7 NO CHEATING. Feel great about being honest and fair. Don't be tempted to be a Cheater Pumpkin. Use the honor system and obey the spirit of these rules.