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Vroom to a win at Farm-ula 500 Veggie Race

Vroom to a win at Farm-ula 500 Veggie Race
Posted on 07/28/2021
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Lettuce see if you have what it takes to beet the competition during our third Farm-ula 500 Veggie Race at the Lenexa Farmers Market on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021. Judging takes place at 10 a.m., and racing follows promptly afterwards until a winner is crowned.  

Think you’re up to the challenge? Create a racecar from a piece of produce to compete in this elimination-style tournament. The veggie cars will speed down a 16-foot track, and the first to reach the finish line moves on to the next round.

Awards will be given for the top three fastest cars, as well as for best decorated and best representation of the farmers market. Both the racing and decorating competitions will be divided into two age categories: 12 and Under, and 13 and Over.

Space will be provided on race day (starting at 9 a.m.) to construct your car if you have not done this in advance. The construction area will provide various craft items that can be used as decoration. Whether you use an eggplant, zucchini or cantaloupe, start thinking now about how to make your edible racecar fast and durable! We can’t wait to see what you come up with.

How to participate

Register in advance online to ensure your spot, or on the day of the race from 8 a.m. to 9:30 am, if space allows. The entry fee is $5 and includes a pack of supplies that will help you construct a car (four wooden wheels and four axle caps). Pre-registrants can pick up their supply pack from the Rec Center starting Sept. 1 to begin constructing your car at home. While we encourage you to use produce from the Lenexa Farmers Market for the body of your car, it is not a requirement.

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Published July 28, 2021