What do you get when you put wheels on a zucchini? A silly Zucchini Car, that’s what! The popular Zucchini 500 race is back and full of silly fun for all ages.

Car kits and on-site registration will be available at market starting this Sunday July 7th!

Prize draws held for all participants. “Winner” receives bragging rights and a turn with the coveted Zucchini 500 Champion Belt! As a silly race, we remind our participants that this is not a competitive race.

Here is a sweet video created for us by Jake Hawley Visuals in 2016.

Races have reached capacity some years, so please register early to guarantee a spot. Thank you to Loyalist Area Scouts and Kingston Community Credit Union for their support making this event possible!

Want to know more? Read our  “Zucchini 500 Survival Kit” on the market blog!

Zucchini Car Making Party

Saturday July 20th 1:00-4:00pm  at Minotaur Games & Gifts, 78 Princess St.

Race Day

Sunday July 21st – 9:00-12:30pm. Car-making starts at market at 9am. Races at 11am sharp.

All supplies provided free or by donation.


You have two options:

If you plan to make your zucchini car at home, you can pick up a registration form and car kit at Minotaur Games & Gifts at 78 Princess Street.

If you plan to make your zucchini car at Minotaur Saturday 1-4pm or at Market Sunday 9am-10:30am, simply show up and we’ll have everything you need. Please note we expect to reach capacity this year, so please arrive early to guarantee your spot.