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The Great Pumpkin Fest

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This free, family-friendly fall festival features fun and entertainment including a puppet show and the Primrose School costume contest (ages 0-12). Sign up for the costume contest at the amphitheater between the hours of 1:30 and 2:45 p.m. on the day of the event. 

Guests can also enjoy a Not-So-Scary Haunted Trail, petting zoo, pony carousel, horse-and-wagon rides, and much more, all at no cost. Food and drink will be available for purchase.

Be sure to use the official event hashtag #PumpkinFestWC when posting to social media!


  • 2 p.m. - Wump Mucket Puppets presents, "The Kooky Spooky Halloween Show" (ampitheater).
  • 2:45 p.m. - Showboat Cloggers performance (ampitheater).
  • 3:30 p.m. - Primrose School of West Chester Costume Contest (ampitheater - registration 1:30-2:45 p.m.).
  • 5 p.m. - Buckner Martial Arts Demonstration (ampitheater).
  • All day - Horse-and-wagon rides, pony carousel, petting zoo, games, etc. (map locations coming soon).

Host a Booth

Community involvement is what makes The Great Pumpkin Fest special! Businesses, organizations, teams and groups are invited to host a booth. New this year, students who volunteer to host a fun booth can earn service hours for their efforts.

If no products are being sold at your booth, there is no fee for booth space but you must offer a free game, activity or giveaway for kids. There is a small fee for vendors who are selling a product. Friday, Oct. 4 is the deadline for booth applications. 


West Chester reserves the right to deny booth applications.  

Volunteer Opportunities

The Great Pumpkin Fest offers several excellent team-building opportunities for groups of volunteers, both large and small. Sign up online or contact Drew Reeder at or 513-759-7301.



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