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City of Bloomington, Indiana

Saturday, Nov. 4 at the Monroe County Fairgrounds, 5700 W. Airport Rd. in Bloomington.
Spectator admission: $10 per vehicle

Gates open and activities begin at 11 a.m. Launching begins at noon.

Fall has arrived and pumpkins are flying in the skies over the Monroe County Fairgrounds! Launcher teams send pumpkins soaring through the air in competitions for both accuracy and distance, so get a team together to build and enter a pumpkin launching device.

Not a builder? Not to worry! There is plenty to do and see at the Pumpkin Launch, including a children's area with a variety of activities, live music, food vendors, and the festive feel of fall. Bring a lawn chair and be amazed by launch device ingenuity!

Launcher Categories

  • Youth Human Powered (ages 16 yrs. and younger)
  • Student Human Powered (high school or college students)
  • Adult Human Powered

Launcher team registration deadline is October 27.
Launcher registration fee: $25 per team (max. six people per launching team)

Register a launch team here and pay the $25 registration fee with a credit card.

Register a launch team here and pay the $25 registration fee with a check.

Cannons and chemically powered launchers are NOT permitted.

For more information about the Pumpkin Launch, contact Bill Ream at 812-349-3748 or