10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Purchase tickets for the Great Pumpkin Rotary Race. Each $10 ticket enters a numbered pumpkin in the race. The first pumpkin across the finish line wins $1,000, the 2nd $300, 3rd $200, 4th $100 and 5th $50. All tickets sold by 1:45 p.m. will be entered in the race. You do not have to be present to win.
Treat yourself at the Rotary Bake and Plant Sale
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Purchase pumpkins to join the decorating and carving contests. Prizes are awarded for the best designs. Only $5 for each pumpkin to decorate or carve. All supplies are provided by the Rotary. Decorated pumpkins may not race.
Join face painting and pumpkin games for more prizes.
1:45 - 2 p.m. Cheer on your pumpkin in the Great Pumpkin Rotary Race!
Location and Parking
The event is held in the Bluff Park at the intersection of Lake Boulevard and Pleasant Street, St. Joseph, Michigan. There is parking in the downtown lots. Additionally, there is ample parking in the lot at the County Courthouse on the corner of M-63 (Main St.) and Port St. Watch for our signs.
All proceeds support the Benton Harbor Sunrise Rotary programs that enrich the lives of Benton Harbor youth: the Red Wagon Reading Library, Dictionaries for all 3rd graders, books for early readers, swim and sail scholarships with the YMCA and the Junior Foundation, and grants for music, literacy and more.
Benton Harbor Sunrise Rotary
Books & Beds for Kids
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