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Eighth Annual Pumpkin Derby

October 13, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

The Pumpkin Derby features small, non-motorized pumpkin racers (total weight not to exceed 20 pounds) that race on a 50 yard course in downtown Damariscotta. Entrants, who design, decorate and build the pumpkin racers, compete in different age groups:

Youth — 12 years and younger (Pumpkins decorated and raced by children, with parental assistance in building)
Teens — 13-19 (Pumpkins decorated and raced by teens, with or without parental assistance)

The winners of each group face-off in the ultimate duel, a race to see who will be the Grand Champion and take home the checkered flag! There also are prizes for scariest, funniest, and most creative pumpkin racers.

To learn more, to register, or to sponsor the Pumpkin Derby, please email  derby@damariscottapumpkinfest.com or visit:

2019 Derby Results:

Total Racers was 96 for 2019 versus 62 for 2018
Youth – 58, Teen – 17, Adult – 21

Most Creative: Charlotte Ramsdell of Damariscotta, ME
Funniest: Aubrey & Della Kinney of Honeoye Falls, NY
Best Decorated: Malcom Read of Ballston Lake, NY

TEENS (AGE 13 TO 18)
Most Creative: Spencer Fortier of Lebanon, CT
Funniest: Daniel Whitman of Newington, CT
Best Decorated: Olivia Gotlieb of Damariscotta, ME

Most Creative: Christopher Luciani of Damariscotta, ME
Funniest: Deb Sacher of Diamond Cove, ME
Best Decorated: Janice Luciani of Damariscotta, ME

Youth: Aubrey & Della Kinney of Honeoye, NY
Teen: Aidan Sanborn of Newcastle, ME
Adult: Ann Otis of Herman, ME
Grand Prize: Ann Otis of Herman, ME

How to Build a Pumpkin Racer
Race Rules
Race Registration Form
Derby Sponsorship Form

Sponsors: Newcastle Chrysler Dodge-Jeep-Ram-Viper / First National Bank / Phelps Architects, Inc.












                                KIDS (AGE 12 & UNDER)                      

Most Creative:        Eli & Ansley Quackenbush of Pawtucket, RI
Scariest:                    Nicholas Vanderbilt of NYC, NY
Funniest:                  Olivia Gottlieb of Sudbury, MA
Best Decorated:     Allie Ferreira of Damariscotta, ME

                               TEENS  (AGE 13 TO  19)                  

Most Creative:       Olivia Heffenan of Bremen, ME
Scariest:                   Tori Lazare
Funniest:                 Will Lazare
Best Decorated:     Isabella Sirois of Newport, RI

                                ADULTS (OVER AGE 20)

Most Creative:        Heidi Blank of Newport, RI
Scariest:                    Ethan Keene of Waldoboro, ME
Funniest:                  Bridget Alexander of Damariscotta, ME
Best Decorated:     Zosia B.E.Z.  of New Harbor, ME

                          RACE WINNERS

Youth:                        Mariah Smith of Damariscotta, ME
Teen:                          Tori Lazare
Adult:                         Heather Clark of Waldoboro, ME
Grand Prize:            Mariah Smith of Damariscotta, ME

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October 13, 2019
9:00 am - 11:00 am
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Weatherbird Hill
132 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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