The Memorial Centre Farmers Market is inviting Kingstonians of all ages to come by and create, then race, a 4-wheeled zucchini in the popular Zucchini 500. Prize draws will be held for all participants and the race winner receives a turn with the Zucchini 500 Champion Belt.
Car making kits are available to pick up at the market this Sunday, July 7 and Minotaur Games & Gifts will be hosting a Zucchini Car making party on Saturday, July 20 between 1pm and 4pm at 78 Princess Street.
You can find out about race rules and guidelines at the Memorial Centre’s Zucchini 500 Survival Kit page.
Race Day is Sunday July 21st with car-making to begin at 9am and races starting at 11am. Anyone interested in participating is advised to register online early as the races reached capacity in previous years.
Check out this video of the Zucchini 500 in 2016 posted by Jake Hawley:
Other events coming up this summer, as provided by the Memorial Centre Market:
Sun. August 11: Picnic in the Park & Corn Roast
A celebration of the harvest season. This year we welcome special guest, Clark Day of Bayview Farm Restaurant at the BBQ helm and an exquisite grill provided by Friendly Fires. Bring your picnic blanket and the whole family for games, prize draws, fresh corn-on-the-cob and free watermelon slices for all.
Thurs. August 22: Loving Spoonful Night Market
Night markets are wildly popular all around the world. Entering its 3rd year, this event features over forty local farms, artisans & kitchens. You’ll also find a live music stage, beer, wine & cider garden, and kids’ area. Stay tuned to Loving Spoonful for music and vendor announcements!
Sun. September 8: Local Burger Bash
Beef, lamb and veggie patties paired with fresh local toppings, buns, sauces, and salad – ALL the ingredients for these special burgers are provided by market vendors. You won’t find any brand-name ketchup at this burger party! $10 for your choice of burger, bun & salad. Vegan options available. Thank you to Black Dog Hospitality & Friendly Fires for their burger-grilling magic.
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