October Event in Franklin, NC

A Premier Fall Festival Event in Western North Carolina

Saturday October 27, 2023

9:00 am to 4:00pm

Event Overview:

Get ready for a day of festive fun as Franklin hosts its 27th Annual PumpkinFest on Saturday, October 21, 2023. This event promises something for everyone, with traditional and unique fall activities, making it the town’s largest street festival.

1. World Famous Pumpkin Roll Contest:

  • The highlight of PumpkinFest is the “World Famous Pumpkin Roll” contest.
  • Participants compete to see who can roll a pumpkin the farthest down Phillips Street, vying for bragging rights and the chance to win the $100 grand prize.
  • Registration for the Pumpkin Roll begins at 10:00 am, with the actual roll taking place from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm.
  • You can bring your own pumpkin or purchase one for $5 each at the Pumpkin Roll Sign-Up Area.
  • The entry fee is $1 per person.

2. Costume Parade and Contest:

  • The Costume Parade and Contest is another highlight of the day.
  • Participants gather at Town Hall at 1:00 pm and march up Main Street at 1:15 pm to the Gazebo on the Square for the contest.
  • Participants of all ages are welcome to join, with trophies awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each age group.
  • There is no entry fee or registration required for the costume contest.

3. Over 80 Vendors:

  • Explore a diverse selection of over 80 vendors offering mountain arts & crafts, delicious food, and more.
  • Arts & crafts vendors showcase various handmade goods, including fine art, woodworking, pottery, and jewelry.
  • Food vendors offer a variety of festival foods to satisfy your cravings.

4. Additional Details

  • PumpkinFest runs from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, ensuring a full day of entertainment for all ages.
  • The event is held rain or shine so that attendees can enjoy the festivities regardless of the weather.
  • Families and individuals alike are encouraged to attend and celebrate the spirit of autumn in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Please remember that event details and activities are based on the provided information for the 2023 PumpkinFest. For the most up-to-date information, including any updates or changes to the event, it’s advisable to visit the official PumpkinFest website or contact the event organizers directly.

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