Bloomington Pumpkin Launch

Gates open 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 distance and accuracy. Get a team together to build and enter a pumpkin launching device! Cannons and chemically powered launchers are NOT permitted.

Not a builder? Not to worry! Watch the competitions, and see pumpkins 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 a children's area with fall-themed activities, live music, food vendors, and the festive feel of fall.

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

Bloomington Pumpkin Launch