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3rd Annual Spooktacular Jack-O-Lantern Derby

October 8, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wish Upon a Star Presents
The 3rd Annual ‘Spooktacular’ Jack-O-Lantern Derby
Saturday, October 8th, 2022 at the Croatian Club
Festivities start at 11am – Race at 2:00pm

What is the ‘Spooktacular’ Jack-O-Lantern Derby? Tons of fun as Pumpkin Racers are released down the Remin Kart-a-Bag race track for head-to-head competition to cross the finish line first!

Each Pumpkin Racer is built with a real pumpkin, 4 wheels (provided as part of the Race Kit),
and some clever ingenuity to provide a memorable shell design. The The Jack-O-Lantern Derby
is a hilarious event, showcasing the originality of the pumpkin racers. Join the fun and bring your best Pumpkin Racing Team.

There will be food and beverages available for purchase along with raffles and other surprises for family members of all ages
to participate.

Everyone is welcome to come cheer on these brave Jack-O-Lanterns for a great cause.  Check out our promotional video to watch the fun!

You can register as a racer right here on this page or if you prefer, you can register by traditional means by downloading our racer registration form.

More information and a full list of rules can be found here.

Do you own a business or would you like to support our derby? Please feel free to contact us at or complete a sponsorship form!


October 8, 2022
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Croatian Cultural Club
1503 Clement St.
Joliet, IL 60435 United States
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