Entry deadline extended to the morning of the race, Sunday, Sept 19.
Turners Falls - People wishing to enter the Montague Soapbox Races who haven't yet sent in their entry form will be able to show up on Race Day, Sunday, September 19th, between 10:30am and 12:00 noon. Entrants should show up with a check for $30 or cash.
The Montague Soapbox Races, the first of a new annual event, is a fundraising event for Montague Community TV, and will be held on Sunday, September 19th, from high noon till the last cart goes down the hill. Winners will be handed real metal trophy cups in a winners ceremony at the end, hosted by Russ Brown, State Senator Stan Rosenburg, and Montague Selctboard chair Pat Allen. Spectators can begin showing up around 11:00 am.
Event-day entrants will be expected to have read the Race Rules (available on the official website) and be able to pass the safety inspection.
Local businesses, non-profits and fraternal organizations are encouraged to submit a team of two or more carts to help promote their enterprises and show they have fun community spirit too.
Race rules and applications can be downloaded from the official race website and printed. Those without a printer can pick up a pre-printed application at the Montague Town Hall clerk's office, any of the three Montague public libraries, the Parks & Rec office at Unity Park, or MCTV, at 34 Second Street in Turners Falls.
The race is still looking for non-food vendors to sell their wares or distribute information or fundraise. Please contact Nancy Paglia (413) 548-9015.
The race is also looking for sponsors and hay bale advertisers. Please contact Doug Fontaine (413) 522-8382.