30th Annual Pumpkin Dash

Oct 01 2022
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Pumpkin Dash Cross County Festival is a Sterling tradition, featuring races that vary in distance for crawlers through 12 years of age. The first 1,000 participants will receive a small pumpkin and a small bag of candy at the end of their race. Large pumpkins will be awarded to the winning girl and boy of each heat (excluding the 2 yrs & under race).
This FREE event is fun for the entire family! Other activities include bounce houses, a petting zoo, hayrack rides, face painting, activities with the Whiteside County Sheriff’s Department and CGH ambulance tours! Concessions will be available.
On Site Registration: 9:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. (Registration is required at least 15 minutes prior to race)
Event Schedule (times are approximate):
• 10:00 a.m. – Pee wee race (2 yrs & under)
• 10:15 a.m. – 3 year old race
• 10:30 a.m. – 4 & 5 year old race
• 11:00 a.m. – 6 & 7 year old race
• 11:30 a.m. – 8 & 9 year old race
• 12:00 p.m. – 10, 11 & 12 year old race
Presented By: Sterling Park District, CGH Medical Center and Jeff Bright RV Center
Event Sponsors: Sauk Valley Bank, River Ridge Animal Hospital, CEC of the Sauk Valley, Inc., R.T.S. Mulch Services, Inc., and 815 Porta Potty
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