35th annual Pumpkin Festival IS RESCHEDULED for
November 9th, 2019

 

The Healdsburg Farmers’ Market’s 35th annual Pumpkin Festival has been rescheduled because of the fire and will now be on Saturday November, 2019. It combines carving skills, pumpkin decoration, and racing abilities, as well as a costume contest to win market bucks, and great prizes donated by local businesses. Contest registration begin at 8:30am, with judging beginning at 9:45. and continue throughout the morning. Races begin at 10am.

COMPETITIONS: REGISTER between 8:30-9:30am on market morning
ALL COMPETITIONS ARE DIVIDED INTO 3 AGE CATEGORIES:
7 AND UNDER  ~  8-15  ~  16-ADULT

PUMPKIN CARVING: Pumpkin carving in all age categories is one fun event to compete in. Kids and adults are invited to carve market-provided pumpkins, or bring a pre-carved pumpkin for judging.

DECORATE/RACE:  Maybe you’d prefer to decorate your pumpkin, put wheels on it and race it down the market track? Please decorate your pumpkin at home and insert wheels in it, before bringing it to market.

COSTUME COMPETITION! Extra brownie points for market-related attire. COSTUMES MUST BE HOMEMADE: NOT FROM A KIT, OR COSTUME STORE.

THE FESTIVAL WILL BE A BENEFIT FOR KIP MILLER, OUR FESTIVAL RACE EMCEE, WHO LOST HIS HOUSE IN THE FIRE. DONATIONS WILL BE REQUESTED WHEN YOU REGISTER: NOT MANDATORY!! THE EVENT IS FREE TO ALL, BUT HE BUILT HIS HOUSE 30 YEARS AGO, AND HE’S 89 YEARS OLD, SO ANY HELP YOU CAN GIVE WOULD BE HUGE!

Prizes include gift certificates or merchandise from local businesses and market bucks!

8:30- 9:00: Costume Contest Registration
8:30 – 9:30 Registration of Decorated/Racing Pumpkins
8:30-10:15 Pumpkin Selection and Carving
11:00: Carved Pumpkin Winners Announced
9am: Costume Contest line-up and judging
9:30: Costume Winners Announced
9:45 Creative Pumpkin Car Winners Announced
10:00 Races Begin

RACING RULES & REGULATIONS
• Enter Racing Pumpkins between 8:30 and 9:30 on the day of the contest.
• Age Categories: 7 and under ~ 8-15 ~ 16-adult
• Race cars must be made of real pumpkins.
• The pumpkin should be the vehicle, not a roller skate or toy truck.
• Wheels and axles must be inserted in the pumpkin to be judged, and must be able to roll down the track to be eligible for prizes.
• Wheels can be made of wood, metal, vegetable, or plastic.
• The width of one track is 11 inches, so the width of the car must be less than 11 inches.

PUMPKIN CARVING

GRAND PRIZE 2ND PRIZE  3RD PRIZE
7 AND UNDER TOY FROM TOY CHEST +
10 MARKET BUCKS
8 MARKET BUCKS 5 MARKET
BUCKS
AGES 8-15 BOOK FROM COPPERFIELD’S +
10 MARKET BUCKS
8 MARKET BUCKS 5 MARKET
BUCKS
16-ADULT GUSTAFSON WINE AND OLIVE OIL  +
10 MARKET BUCKS
8 MARKET BUCKS 5 MARKET
BUCKS
PUMPKIN DECORATION
7 AND UNDER TOY FROM TOY CHEST +
10 MARKET BUCKS
8 MARKET BUCKS 5 MARKET
BUCKS
AGES 8-15 AMY’S GIFT BAG +
10 MARKET BUCKS
8 MARKET BUCKS 5 MARKET
BUCKS
16-ADULT GIFT CERT FROM JIMTOWN STORE + 10MARKET BUCKS 8 MARKET BUCKS 5 MARKET
BUCKS
COSTUME COMPETITION
7 AND UNDER TOY FROM TOY CHEST +
10 MARKET BUCKS
8 MARKET BUCKS 5 MARKET
BUCKS
AGES 8-15 BOOK FROM COPPERFIELDS + 10 MB 8 MARKET BUCKS 5 MARKET
BUCKS
16-ADULT GIFT CERT FROM SHELTONS + 10MB 8 MARKET BUCKS 5 MARKET
BUCKS
RACES/HEAT WINNERS
1ST 5 market bucks
2ND 3 market bucks
3RD 2 market bucks

THANK YOU TO OUR WONDERFUL PRIZE DONATORS!!