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Pile of Pumpkins

The great Australian pumpkin roll


Sunday 26th May

Policemans Hill (Hodge St), Goomeri

Get ready for the Festival's most anticipated event - The Great Australian Pumpkin Roll™! Join hundreds of 'Pumpkin Rollers' as you send your pumpkins racing, splattering and hurtling down Policeman's Hill. Register now to compete for the highly coveted position of "Highest Roller" and have your name listed on the Goomeri Pumpkin Festival Honour Roll.

See below for prizes, rules, and conditions of entry.


Adult Division (13+)​

  • 1st place: $500, trophy, certificate, and perpetual plaque

  • 2nd place: $100 and certificate

Junior Division (12 and under)

  • 1st place: $200, trophy, certificate, and perpetual plaque

  • 2nd place: $50 and certificate

Lucky Spot

$1000 will be awarded to any whole pumpkin which lands on the Lucky Sport at the end of the roll. If more than one pumpkin is on the Lucky Spot at the end of the roll, prize money will be split.

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  • Competitors must assemble at the start line at 1:30pm for marshalling. Any competitor not present when name/number is called will be disqualified.

  • Pumpkins may be pushed, rolled or bowled using an under-arm technique. No throwing or over-arm bowling is allowed.

  • A competitor will be disqualified if:

    • their pumpkin leaves the marked track​

    • the competitor crosses the start line or part thereof

    • after the start, the pumpkin is touched by anyone.

  • Competitors/spectators cannot enter the designated pumpkin track at any time during or following the roll, until the results are recorded.


  • The competition will be run in two divisions:

    • Adults (over 12 years)​

    • Juniors (12 and under)

  • If there is any doubt, proof of age will be required.

  • Pumpkins must accompany competitor at time of registration. These can either be purchased on the day or BYO.

  • Pumpkins must be at least 12cm in diameter.​​

  • Each pumpkin will bear the identification of the festival organising committee.​

  • If a pumpkin is deemed to  be too big for the safety of the roll, it will not be registered.

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