Bloomington Pumpkin Launch

Gates open and activities begin at 11 a.m. Launching begins at noon.

Fall has arrived and pumpkins are flying in the skies over the Monroe County Fairgrounds! Launcher teams send pumpkins soaring through the air in competitions for both accuracy and distance, so get a team together to build and enter a pumpkin launching device.

Not a builder? Not to worry! There is plenty to do and see at the Pumpkin Launch, including a children's area with a variety of activities, live music, food vendors, and the festive feel of fall.

Bring a lawn chair and be amazed by launch device ingenuity!

Launcher Categories
Youth Human Powered (ages 16 yrs. and younger)
Student Human Powered (high school or college students)
Adult Human Powered
Launcher team registration deadline is October 21.
Cannons and chemically powered launchers are NOT permitted.
Laucher fee: $25 per team (max. six people per launching team)
children's activities including:
-pumpkin-related activities with WonderLab
-make-your-own first aid kit
-inflatable obstacle course, face painting (fee charged), and more!
Live music by White Lightning Boys

Bloomington Pumpkin Launch