HEALDSBURG FARMERS’ MARKET 33RD ANNUAL PUMPKIN FESTIVAL
OCTOBER 28, 2017 8:30 – NOON
It’s time for the 33rd annual Healdsburg Farmers’ Market Pumpkin Festival. Get your carving, decorating and racing skills in gear for this year’s competitions. Add in cooking, for a new, yummy contest to enter. Get your chef’s hats on!
~ALL COMPETITIONS EXCEPT COOK-OFF~
3 AGE CATEGORIES:
7 & UNDER
8 – 15
16 – ADULT
All ages can take a seat at the the tables and carve a market-supplied pumpkin. Tools provided. Win prizes for the best!
Carving starts at 8:30am and judging is at 10:30.
DECORATE AND RACE YOUR PUMPKIN
Bring your already decorated pumpkin to the market on festival morning. It must have wheels inserted to roll down the market race track. IT CANNOT BE MORE THAN 11″ WIDE.
8:30 to 9:30 Register Pumpkin Race Cars
9:30 Begin Judging
9:50 Best of Show Winners Announced
10:00 Races Begin
BRING YOUR SCARECROW TO THE FESTIVAL
Enter the unique scarecrow competition! Don’t hide your masterpiece on the farm: bring him (her) to the festival and share them with us!
Register between 8-9:30 Judging is at 10:45
PUMPKIN COOKING COMPETITION
New to the festival this year, there are no age groups to this competition, but there are 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in 2 categories:
SAVORY PUMPKIN DISHES: Stews, casseroles or other savory concoctions
SWEET PUMPKIN DISHES: Pies, breads, souffles, or anything in that category
You must cook your dish at home and make enough for 5 judges to taste
You must provide a copy of the recipe to the market manager and each judge.
Register between 8-9:30. Judging is at 10 and winners will be announced at the 11am final awards.
PRIZES INCLUDE GIFT CERTIFICATES FROM LOCAL BUSINESSES, AND MARKET BUCKS!