Model Pumpkin Boat Competition

Model Pumpkin Boat Competition
Saturday, October 5, 2019

In the second year of this event, we challenge you to make a model boat out of a Pumpkin! Bring your model pumpkin boat to the Penobscot Marine Museum on Saturday October 5th to compete. PMM staff will judge entries using a point system based on size, composition, creative use of pumpkin, overall look, ability to float, and speed. The winner will receive 50% of the proceeds and the other 50% will go to the Penobscot Marine Museum to help support programming like this!

Rules & Regulations

  • A member of the gourd family (pumpkin, squash, cucumber, zucchini, melon, etc.) must be a key component of the model boat
  • Must float
  • Must be able to move from A to B without human contact (all boats will be timed to travel across our small pool)
  • Must be under 12″ tall by 12″ wide by 12″ deep
  • All boats must arrive before 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 5th. Judging begins at 1 p.m.



PMM Old Vestry, 2 Church St., Searsport, Maine

207-548-2529 ~ jganskop @