World Famous Pumpkin Race Festival

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2017 Pumpkin Race LogoREADY, SET, GO! Gather your family and friends and get your little pumpkins to the 27th Annual World Famous Pumpkin Race Festival. Enjoy the spectacle of the Manhattan Beach Pier area transformed into Pumpkin Race Land, where creativity runs wild and cheaters never prosper. Dress in colorful costumes, enjoy fun activities for all ages, make your own pumpkin race car and feel the thrill of competing in the fun-spirited World Famous Pumpkin Race. This is a free fun event for the whole family. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and volunteers.

The 27th Annual World Famous Pumpkin Race Festival will be held on Sunday, October 29, 2017 at the Manhattan Pier beginning at 12:00 PM for what promises to be the most fun and unusual Halloween event your family has ever experienced!

Check out the 2016 Pumpkin Race Album
26th Annual Pumpkin Race

The day long Downtown Halloween Festival and Pumpkin Race will be filled with fun, excitement, surprises and laughter for all ages.

Want to learn more about the Pumpkin Race? Check out these helpful pages:

Schedule of Events (approximate times only and subject to change)*

Time Event
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM Open Qualifying Races
3:00 PM to 4:30 PM Qualifying for Quarterfinal
3:50 PM to 4:30 PM Quarterfinal
4:30 PM to 5:00 PM Semi-Final
5:00 PM to 5:15 PM Championship Race
If time permits late racers may be allowed to race for time for fun or may be allowed to race other late racers for a spot in a qualifier (if time permits and without interrupting the flow of the races).

Skechers Friendship Walk LogoSkechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk
The SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk begins next to the Manhattan Beach Pier. Participants will walk south towards the Hermosa Beach Pier for the turnaround point, then return to the Manhattan Beach Pier. The total duration of the Walk is about 3.5 miles. *Check-in and Registration begins at 8:00 AM near the Manhattan Beach Pier at the Exhibitions and Fun Zone booth. 9:00 AM Opening Ceremony and Pier to Pier Walk.

Trick-or-TreatTrick or Treat in Downtown Manhattan Beach
Brought to you by the business owners in downtown Manhattan Beach

From 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM (while supplies last) merchants in downtown Manhattan Beach displaying the poster (pictured right) in their window, will be giving out treats to trick-or-treaters in costume.

For more information about the Trick or Treat event, please contact Downtown Manhattan Beach Business and Professionals Association at (310) 379-9901 or via email.

Thank you to our Sponsors
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