The Pumpkin Festival Committee was established in 1996 and the first Festival was held on September 19th and 20th, 1997. The annual Pumpkin Festival is a three-day event that starts on the third Friday in September. The festival begins with a night parade where everything is lit, from bicycles to cement trucks. Thousands of people line Goddard Road to wait for the fun.
The street festival offers wonderful music, food, crafts and games for all ages. You can enter a pumpkin rolling, pumpkin pie eating or a pumpkin seed-spitting contest. Visit or enter the Classic Car Show, classic Tractor Show or just relax and listen to music. This Downtown Festival is a celebration of friends and family; a harvest celebration that generates enthusiastic spirit and regenerates our sense of Community.