Mark Your Calendar for the 17th Annual Festival of Pumpkins

Pumpkins at Festival of Pumpkins

Come down to downtown Paris on Saturday, October 28 to celebrate the 17th Annual Festival of Pumpkins. This community event will give you great music with live performances, and a unique shopping experience that will knock your socks off while you save big with festival savings! After reading the plethora details below, you will be sure to not to miss this exciting extravaganza.

Festival of Pumpkins Contests

Have fun with all of the contests that draw nearly over 5,000 people a year in attendance to witness pumpkin decorating, best-dressed costumes that include age divisions and cash prizes for winners! Starting at 9:00 a.m. contest pumpkins will be accepted in front of the Downtown Pumpkin Patch.

Did you forget to bring a pumpkin? You can purchase one at the pumpkin patch at any time of the day. Then, decorate it for FREE! Be sure to turn your pumpkin in for judging before 10:30 a.m. Find out who wins after the contest ends at 12:30 p.m.

Pumpkins may not be your forte, so the Lamar Country Hurricane Association are sponsoring two contests for your convenience! The first contest is the best-dressed pet and the second contest is the pet and owner look-a-like challenge. You must go to Lamar Avenue to register for the pet contests that begin at 9:30 a.m. and the judges begin to take note of your hairy companions starting at 10:00 a.m.

Get your baby/kids to participate in the costume contests sponsored by Calvary Chapel Paris! Registration begins 11:00 a.m. at the Kids Stage on Lamar Avenue. There are three divisions that include 0-3 years old, 4-7 years old, and 8-12 years old.

Contest winners will be announced at 2:00 p.m. at the Main Street Information Tent.

Festival Entertainment

Are you looking for a scare? Head to Plaza Theatre 30 N Plaza to get into the PCT Haunted House! It is open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Therefore, you have ample time for both the contests and exploring your supernatural side.

At Clarksville Street, the kids can enjoy free Midway Games! Midway Games are sponsored by Campbells Labyrinth and will be available the whole day from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Some of these kid-friendly activities include NFL Blitz, NBA Jamz, Crusn’n, and other midway classics.

After a scare and some fun games, enjoy the music provided by various artists. Anticipated performers include Dakota Smith, Shannon Jones, Merrol Ray, and others! These artists will be performing live throughout the Festival of Pumpkins beginning at 9:00 a.m. until the event ends at 5:00 p.m.

Both you and the kids will have a great time at the 17th Annual Festival of Pumpkins. There’s plenty to do, and you’ll even have a chance to win cash prizes while you’re there!

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