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College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences


Cloverbud Veggie/Fruit Car Race

The Cloverbud Veggine/Fruit Car Race is back! The race will take place at the Swine barn at the fairgrounds. Cloverbuds will bring their completed car and spare parts/repair parts to participate in the event. The car will need to run at least 2 heats. Bring chairs and watch the race! This year, the event will take place on Wednesday, July 24, 2024 at 12:30 pm. Check in time will be at 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm.

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Awards will be given out after the heat races. The following awards will be presented:

  • People’s Choice
  • Best Name/Theme
  • Most Creative
  • Highest number of veggies and fruits used in construction
  • Most Unique
  • Most Imaginative use of colors
  • Most creative wheels

After the event we would love to have your Cloverbud display their car in the Special Interest Barn for all to see until Saturday, July 27, 2024.

Rules for VeggieFruitcar:
1.Cars are only to be made out of vegetables and fruits, only axels and wheels can be made out of wood if desired.
2.No metal or plastic allowed
3.At least 3 different types of vegetables/fruits must be used in construction.
4.Car should be no more than 10” Wide by 12” Long, no height restrictions.
5.Car needs to have a theme or name, use your imagination and be creative, the possibilities are endless!