Pumpkin Festival 2019-08-11T01:06:44+00:00

Annual Pumpkin Festival

  • Costume Contest every Saturday 2:00pm
  • Pie Eating Contest every Sunday 2:00pm
  • Local Vendor Craft Show
  • Pony Rides
  • Hayrides
  • Enchanted Unicorn Encounter
  • Butterfly Garden
  • Wildflower Maze
  • Kids Fun Zone
  • Mini Train Ride
  • Playground
  • Face Painters
  • Pumpkin Painting
  • Hug-A-Goat
  • Animal Petting Zoo
  • Hold-A-Pig
  • Zip Line
  • Torres Extreme Riders in the Globe of Death
  • Torres One-Ring Family Circus
  • Hay Bales
  • Scarecrows – Mini, Medium, and Giant
  • Garden Decorations
  • Cornstalks
  • Gourds
  • Indian Corn
  • Mini Pumpkins
  • Giant Pumpkins
  • Pie Pumpkins
  • Mini Hay Bales
  • White Ghost Pumpkins
  • Jack-o-Latern Pumpkins
  • Designer Pumpkins
  • Heirloom Pumpkins
  • Food Truck Rally
    • Featuring an ‘Around-The-World’ experience
  • Roasted Corn
  • Japanese Crepes
  • Turkey Legs
  • Kona Ice Snow Cones
  • Curly Fries
  • Fresh Squeezed and Shaken Lemonade
  • Mango Bowls
  • Kettle Corn
  • Cotton Candy
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Funnel Cakes
  • Le’Anns Famous Cheesecake
  • Hand-Dipped Big Olaf Ice Cream (including pumpkin flavor!)
  • Milkshakes
  • Fresh Apple Cider
  • And more!
Savory Pumpkin Sauce:
3 tbs butter
2 tbs flour
1/2 a white onion, finely chopped
~1 cup pumpkin puree (preferably fresh, of course) (I’ve noticed the consistency of the sauce can change with the consistency and amount of the puree)
1 cup of vegetable broth (chicken may be appropriate too)
1 cup cream
salt (a pinch)
cinnamon (same as salt or more depending on your taste)
2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
Instructions:
1. Heat 1tbs butter. Add onion. Cook, stirring frequently, until the onion becomes translucent.
2. Melt the rest of the butter into the onions, then whisk in flour.
3. Stir cream, salt, cinnamon into mixture until incorporated.
4. Mix in pumpkin.
5. Add broth, 1/4 a cup at a time, until the desired consistency is reached. Simmer sauce for five minutes, adding more broth if it thickens beyond what is desired.
6. Add thyme.

Pumpkin Pie:
1 baking pumpkin (pie pumpkin)
1 cup milk
1 tbs molasses
1 tbs butter
4 large eggs
2/3 cup brown sugar
2 tsp nutmeg
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. Cut a lid from the pumpkin and clear the inner cavity of seeds and fibers.
3. Grease a dutch oven or baking dish not much larger than the pumpkin. Place pumpkin inside.
4. Mix milk, molasses, eggs, sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger together until thoroughly combined.
5. Pour the mixture into the pumpkin and place butter on top.
6. Bake until the filling sets (about one hour).
7. When serving, dish out both the filling and some of the tender pumpkin.

Toasted Pumpkin Seeds:
pumpkin seeds
1 tbs olive oil
salt (to taste)
spices (to taste. Pepper, cayenne, or nutmeg. whatever spices you and your family love most!)
Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. Line baking sheet with foil.
3. Toss clean pumpkin seeds in oil, salt, and spices. Spread evenly on tray.
4. Toast seeds in oven until brown and crisp.

Enjoy!

Admission, parking, petting zoo, playground, live music, decorated photo spots, costume/pie eating contests are FREE!

Costume Contest Every Saturday at 2pm!

Pie Eating Contest Every Sunday at 2pm!

Individual rides and activities, including pony rides, rock wall, bounce houses, zip line and pumpkin painting, have their own set price ranging from $1 – $7.

While some vendor booths may accept cards, many are cash only so please be prepared. For your convenience we will have one ATM setup in front of our farmer’s market.

ATTENTION: We are an
outdoor festival located on a farm.
We try to do the best we can but
there is always a possibility of
ants, bees, or wasps
hiding somewhere.

Please keep a look out!

31st Annual Pumpkin Festival!

October 2019

Every Weekend!
5th & 6th, 12th & 13th, 19th & 20th, 26th & 27th

Festival Hours: Sat & Sun 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The store remains open during the festival

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Shop our Farmer’s Market 7 days a week:

Mon-Sat 9am-6pm and Sun 10am-4pm

Our Farmer’s Market and Pumpkin Palace are open rain or shine and accept cash and credit cards.

2019 Craft Show
We have a few remaining spaces available in our 2019 Pumpkin Fest craft show line up.
For additional information on spaces, please send us an email fruitvillegrove@yahoo.com

Click here to complete the 2019 vendor questionnaire