Capital City Pumpkin Drop | BridgeValley



Capital City Pumpkin Drop

The 21st Annual Capital City Pumpkin Drop hosted by BridgeValley will be held at the Appalachian Power Park on Thursday, October 17, 2019.

Registration is now open!  Please click here to register.

Note—registration is limited to a maximum of 42 schools.  Once registered, you will receive an e-mail confirmation, along with other Pumpkin Drop communications.


Last year: 1000+ attendees, 35 schools represented from 11 counties, over 100 pumpkins dropped, and over 70 faculty/staff/student volunteers from BridgeValley CTC and AEP.

Corporate Sponsors:  Covestro, Valtronics, DOW, Toyota Motor Manufacturing - WV, ZMM Architects and Engineers, Endicott Farms;  In-kind Sponsors:  AEP, Appalachian Power Park, Gritt's Farm, Chick Fil A Southridge, and East Coast Tees.

Winning Teams from 2018:
Most Creative Design

Hurricane Middle School, Putnam County

Most Sustainable Design

Chapmanville Middle School, Logan County

Elementary School

First Place: Justice Elementary School, Logan County

Second Place: Ansted Elementary School, Fayette County

Third Place: Elk Elementary Center, Kanawha County

Middle School

First Place: East Fairmont Middle School, Marion County

Second Place: Clay County Schools – Gifted , Clay County

Third Place: Hayes Middle School, Kanawha County

High School

First Place: George Washington High School, Kanawha County

Second Place: East Fairmont STEM, Marion County

Third Place: Riverside High School, Kanawha County

Grand Slam Champion

Point Pleasant High School, Mason County

2018 Media links: 


WV Metro News


WV Gazette Mail

BridgeValley Community & Technical College invites local schools to participate in the Annual CAPITAL CITY PUMPKIN DROP at Appalachian Power Park in Charleston WV each year. Students will follow engineering specifications to design the most accurate and safest way to drop a pumpkin from a designated height and hit a target on the ground.  Monetary awards will be presented to the winning teams. Grades 5-12 are invited. Three grade level categories will compete for the honor of being the Grand Slam Pumpkin!

The intent of this event is for a classroom or group of students to design a container to protect a pumpkin, according to the design specifications given.


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