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Naperville 1st Annual Pumpkin Race Festival

READY. SET. GO! To the 1st Annual Naperville pumpkin Race Festival this Saturday, October 15, from 12pm to 5pm at Rotary Hill.

This is surely going to be a fun-spirted event for resident all over the Naperville and Lisle area. Admission is free and the Race will be open to everyone, as it is all ages. Prelim race heats will be between 12pm and 3pm. Winners will then move on to the Final Race at 3:30pm.

The event is hosted by Turning Pointe Autism Foundation, as organization that is assisting children, individuals, and families as they navigate through the lifelong impact of autism.

Now, you may be asking yourself, “What is a Pumpkin Race.” Remember those timely Boy Scout Pine Wood Derby event? Slap a few wheels on a block of wood, paint it red and you’ve got a car. Well this is the same idea, but with a 15lbs orange pumpkin and dressed up like your favorite Halloween characters.

If this sounds like a challenge you are totally game for here what you need to do.

  1. Purchase a Pumpkin Race Kit for $20 from turningpointeautismfoundation.org or from any of the following location Fry Family YMCA, Kroehler Family YMCA, Turning Pointe Autism Foundation, Wagner Farm Stand.
  2. Assemble your Pumpkin Race Kit
  3. Bring your finished pumpkin to Rotary Hill on October 15th, 2016 a little before 12pm

Naperville’s 1st Annual Pumpkin Race Festival will be located at Rotary Hill in Riverwalk Park at 445 Aurora Avenue, Naperville, IL 60540. Our Naperville / Lisle self storage facility is located about 4 miles away at 2100 Ogden Ave, Lisle, IL 60632.

From our storage location, turn RIGHT out of the parking lot onto Ogden Ave

CONTINUE on Ogden Ave

Turn LEFT on Plank Rd to Naperville

CONTINUE onto E 5th Ave

Turn LEFT onto N Columbia Ave

CONTINUE on E Chicago Ave. Drive to Aurora Ave in Naperville Township

Turn RIGHT onto E Chicago Ave

Turn LEFT onto S Washington St

Turn RIGHT onto Aurora Ave, your destination will be on your RIGHT after passing the Naperville Park District and Quarry Lake.