Bloomington Pumpkin Launch
Gates open at 11 a.m. Launching begins at noon. Spectator admission: $10 per vehicle
Fall has arrived and pumpkins are flying through the skies over the Monroe County Fairgrounds! Launcher teams send pumpkins soaring through the air in competitions for accuracy and distance. Get a team together to build and enter a pumpkin launching device! Not a builder? Not to worry! Watch pumpkins fly through the air during the competitions, and see them splatter to the ground when we drop them from a bucket truck. There is plenty more to do and see at the Pumpkin Launch including live music by Will Holler.
Bring a lawn chair, sit back, and be amazed by launch device ingenuity!
Launcher Categories and Registration:
• Youth Human Powered (elementary and middle school students)
• Student Human Powered (high school or college students)
• Adult Human Powered Launcher team registration deadline is Oct. 16.
Cannons and chemically powered launchers are NOT permitted.
Launcher fee: $25 per team (max. six people per launching team)