Carnival Events Schedule – A Guide for Buggy Fans

We are rapidly approaching what’s bound to be another awesome Carnival weekend and if you haven’t already, take a moment to register and sign-up for all the great events that are being set up for you! Scrolling through the Spring Carnival schedule, you might notice that a few regular buggy events aren’t listed there… Well that’s what THIS POST is for! Below you’ll find a list of every important buggy event and BAA activity happening this weekend. We know Carnival is a busy weekend with a lot going on, so we hope to see you at what you can make, and if you’re looking to connect with your old team, email us (admin@cmubuggy.org) and we’ll do what we can to connect you!

A brief plug: These races happen because of the generosity of volunteers who are willing to donate an hour or two of their time. Please consider helping us this year and let us know via THIS FORM.

Carnival Buggy Events Schedule

**Times subject to change**

Date & Time (EDT) Location Event Description
Monday Apr 8

9 am

Online Lead Truck Auction Opens! Bid online on your favorite preliminary heats for your chance at the best buggy viewing experience!

Rules and link will be shared in a future news post.

Tuesday Apr 9

noon

Email Raceday Preview Release All members will find the much anticipated Raceday Preview in their inboxes. Make sure you’ve renewed your membership TODAY!
Wednesday Apr 10

**7-8pm**

WRCT WRCT Pre-Broadcast Tune in to hear current students and locals share their predictions for this year’s races, listen locally on 88.3 fm or online via wrct.org

Speakers will be announced soon!

Wednesday Apr 10

10pm

Online Lead Truck Auction Prelims Closes! Online bidding for all races will close, so make sure you keep an eye on any you don’t want to miss!

Bidding for the Finals races will conclude Friday evening once we know the matchups.

Thursday Apr 11

noon-2pm

Weigand Gymnasium, CUC Sweepstakes Design Showcase Come view the current and latest buggy designs and talk with the teams. Plus, kids 12 and under can build and race their own LEGO® buggy on our custom-built track!
Thursday Apr 11

12:30-1:30pm

Weigand Gymnasium (Stage), CUC BAA Student & Alumni Panel If you’re around on Thursday, swing by the Design Showcase and join us for a rousing panel discussion comparing stories between students and alumni.
Thursday Apr 11

7-9pm

Fuel & Fuddle

212 Oakland Ave

BAA Welcome Back Join the BAA for a casual “welcome back to Pittsburgh” event to kick-start the weekend. Reminisce at Fuel & Fuddle in Oakland about buggy days and debate who will be the lead contenders this year.
Friday Apr 12

8am-12:30pm

Buggy Course

Tech-Schenley-Frew

Preliminary Races & Lead Truck Rides The 99th anniversary of the races kicks off at 8am EST! Join us live on the buggy course, or online via https://cmubuggy.org/live
Friday Apr 12

1:30-3pm

Midway Reunion Tent History Of Buggy: Showcasing Reunion Years Come relive the excitement of Buggy with Buggy Alumni Association archivist and guru Tom Wood (E 1974), featuring Reunion years 1969, 1994, 2009, 2014 and 2018. Vintage buggies on display.
Friday Apr 12

7-10pm

Hough’s Taproom

563 Greenfield Ave

Buggy Recap & In-Person Finals Auction Join the Buggy Alumni Association at Hough’s Taproom for some spirited discussions about the preliminary races and bid in-person for the live Lead Truck Auction!
Saturday Apr 13

8am-12:30pm

Buggy Course

Flagstaff Hill

Exhibition and Finals Races & Lead Truck Rides This is the main event! Join us live on the course as races kick off at 8am EST starting with some exhibition heats include the Reunion Race, and the first ever Staff & Faculty CIT vs MCS!
As always, CMUtv will be streaming the races: https://cmubuggy.org/live
Saturday Apr 13

4pm

Midway Stage

The Cut

Spring Carnival Booth & Sweepstakes Awards Ceremony Cheer on your team as all awards and trophies are handed out and join in the celebration!

Rain location: McConomy Auditorium, 1st Floor, CUC