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25th Annual World Famous Pumpkin Race Festival

Pumpkins Start Your Engines!

Pumpkin Race Banner with Logo

READY, SET, GO! Gather your family and friends and get your little pumpkins to the 25th 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 25th Annual World Famous Pumpkin Race Festival will be held on Sunday, October 25, 2015 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! The day long Downtown Halloween Festival and Pumpkin Race will be filled with fun, excitement, surprises and laughter for all ages.

Schedule of Events (subject to change)

Time  Event
12:00 PM to 3:45 PM  Open Qualifying Races
4:15 PM to 4:30 PM  Pumpkin Race Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
4:30 PM to 5:00 PM  Pumpkin Race Finals


For more information on the Pumpkin Race or visit the World Famous Pumpkin Races website.

Skechers 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


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