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Great Pumpkin Festival
October 26 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Great Pumpkin Festival returns to Downtown Fayetteville on Saturday evening, October 26, on the Historic Courthouse Lawn. Again this year, Main Street Fayetteville and Fayetteville First United Methodist Church have teamed up to make this a family-friendly event to remember.
The festival fun actually begins early on Friday, October 25, as schools and other community groups bring decorated pumpkins to line the sidewalks at the Historic Courthouse Lawn. Judges will award prizes in various categories of displayed pumpkins at 1 p.m. that day. Pumpkin displays will remain on the lawn until Tuesday, October 29, and the community is invited to enjoy self-guided tours and to enjoy dining and shopping while they are on the Courthouse Square.
The culmination of the festival happens Saturday evening, 5 to 9, as participants enjoy live music, face painting, rock painting, sand art, balloon shaping, inflatables, and games! The annual costume contest for kids 13 and under is a highlight of the event, as well as the Trick or Treat Village on the adjacent Fayetteville First United Methodist Church lawn. Admission and most attractions are free. Informational and retail vendors will also be on hand as well as a food truck!
Pumpkin artists asked to remove their creations no later than Tuesday, October 29.
If you are interested in displaying decorated pumpkins on the Courthouse grounds or volunteering at the festival, contact Main Street Fayetteville at 770-719-4173 or Joyce@fayetteville-ga.gov.