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Zucchini 500

July 20 @ 12:00 pm - July 21 @ 12:00 pm

What do you get when you put wheels on a zucchini? A silly Zucchini Car, that’s what!

The popular Zucchini 500 race is an annual race full of silly fun for all ages held at the Memorial Centre Farmers Market in late July. Minotaur hosts a zucchini car-making party the in-store before the races.

The 2024 Zucchini 500 is scheduled for Saturday July 20th (car-making party) and July 21st (race day). Stay tuned to this page for when online registration opens a couple weeks in advance.

As a silly race, it is most certainly not a competitive race. Prize draws held throughout the event for all participants. The fastest car & maker receive bragging rights and a day with the coveted Zucchini 500 Champion Belt!

Loyalist Area Scouts, Minotaur, the Memorial Centre Farmers’ Market and Kingston Community Credit Union are the ultimate dream team making this event possible!

…and for good measure, here is a sweet video created for the Memorial Centre Farmers’ Market by Jake Hawley Visuals in 2016.


July 20 @ 12:00 pm
July 21 @ 12:00 pm


Memorial Centre Farmers’ Market
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Memorial Centre Farmers’ Market
303 York Street
Kingston, Ontario K7K1P9 Canada
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