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Capital City Pumpkin Drop

2021 Capital City Pumpkin Drop Registration

When: Thursday, October 21, 2021

Where: Appalachian Power Park, Charleston, WV

Event Schedule:

8:00 a.m.        School Check-In/Registration

8:30 a.m.        Opening Ceremonies

9:00 a.m.        Pumpkin Drop Competition Begins

1:00 p.m.        Awards Ceremony (approximate)


Registration is now closed

*Please note that due to COVID-19 restrictions, we will be limiting this year's event to two people per drop, per school. Masks will also be required at all times during the event.


About the Capital City Pumpkin Drop: 

The Education Alliance began the Capital City Pumpkin Drop in 1998 to create an innovative spin on how students learn critical math and science skills. Students design enclosures to protect their pumpkins from damage as they drop them from a structure built on an upper deck of the ballpark.   

The pumpkin should hit the bull’s eye on the ground and stay intact during impact. The “surviving” pumpkins that land closest to the target are the winning entries in each of the school categories.  


View 2019 Winners Here!