18th Annual PumpkinFest
Saturday, October 25, 2014 • Historic Downtown Franklin, NC
• 9:00am to 4:00pm


  • 9:00 am – Festival Begins
    • Kids Zone Opens
    • Street Performers
    • Pumpkin Roll Registration
    • More than 80 vendors with Food Court
  • 9:30 amJohn Hawk - Dulcimer Performer / Gazebo Stage
  • 10:00 am – Dave Stewart & Gary Zimmerman / Gazebo Stage
  • 10:30 am to 2:30 pmPumpkin Roll sponsored by The Factory
    (Registration from 9:30am to 1:00pm)
  • 11:00 amMagic Show / Gazebo Stage
  • 11:30 am to 1:00 pm – Screaming Contest sponsored by DNET
    (prizes for all screamers)
  • 11:45 am – Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest (in front of Gazebo)
  • 12 Noon Stilt Man Show / Gazebo Stage
  • 1:00 pm – Costume Parade (Lineup at Town Hall)
  • 1:15 pm to 2:30 pm – Costume Contest for All Ages!
  • 2:45 pm – Pumpkin Roll Winner announced
  • 3:00 pm Frogtown in Concert / Bluegrass Music / Gazebo Stage
  • 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm – Treats with Main Street Merchants

Now in its 18th year, Pumpkinfest in Franklin, NC has grown to be one of the most popular events in Western North Carolina. Historic Downtown Franklin is transformed into a giant playground full of activities to be enjoyed by all ages.

The highlight for many festival goers is the opportunity to participate in Franklin's World Famous Pumpkin Roll. Hundreds vie each year for the $100 top prize for rolling their pumpkin the farthest. There will be a limited supply of pumpkins for sale downtown or bring your own.

Other activities include a wide variety of live entertainment including great music and roving street performers including a fire eater/spinner. The Kids Zone has also been expanded this year to include inflatables, lots of games for all ages and much more. You can also participate in many different contests from best costume to eating pumpkin pie, a screaming contest and more. Plus, there are dozens of arts & crafts booths, great festival food and great shopping in downtown Franklin.

Franklin's Main Street is closed for this event you can view an overview map of parking and festival information here.

loretta holland fall leaves book signing

Local Author Loretta Holland will be at Books Unlimited on Main Street from 10:00am to 1:00pm. This nationally published children's book from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt would make any young a great gift!

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Franklin, NC 28734 • PHONE: 828-524-2516

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