October is the season of the pumpkin! All things pumpkin: pumpkin patches and pumpkin picking, pumpkin-flavored food and drinks, pumpkin carving – there's even a famous giant pumpkin regatta, where people row their ‘boats' (hollowed out giant pumpkins) across a lake. No really, they do – see for yourself!
Last year Tahoe Expedition Academy kicked off their inaugural Pumpkin Race for Tahoe-Truckee kiddos, and it was a such a hit they've returned with the 2ndAnnual Pumpkin Race on October 21, 2018 from 12PM to 5PM in Downtown Truckee at the junction of Spring and Jibboom Street.
The event is simple: based on a set of race car rules/specs, children build a pumpkin car, decorate, and pre-register to race on October 21st. Family race entry is $20, and corporate race entry is $100. Grand prize is $500. Tahoe Expedition Academy includes diagrams of acceptable and unacceptable pumpkin car entries – be sure to check those out!
To get a feel of the event watch this video!