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Kentville’s Pumpkin People Festival

Kentville’s Pumpkin People Festival

October 2 - 29, 2021

Visit Kentville in October to experience the magic of the Pumpkin People.  You never know what kind of silly antics you’ll see these gourd-headed guys getting up to!  

An image showing cartoon pumpkin people having fun.  The theme on the poster is "Dino Discovery" and silhouettes of different dinosaurs indicate what props people will see when they visit the Pumpkin People Festival in 2021


The Pumpkin People really "dig" dinosaurs.  So this year's theme is "Dino Discovery" and the Pumpkin People will be travelling back in time to explore the land and live amongst the dinos!  We have it on "gourd authority" that Stegosaurus, Brontosaurus, and T-rex are all stopping by.  We're keeping some of our other anticipated visitors a secret for now.  Stay tuned and make sure you visit Kentville in October to see all 300 pumpkin heads for yourself! 

Check out the related documents section to the right of this page for info about all the cool things happening in town while Pumpkin People are here.  There is a handy Pumpkin People map to point you in the direction of all the fun to be had!  Also, if eating is something you enjoy, visit our downtown eateries and try out the dishes and treats created just for the Great Pumpkin Palate Pleaser! 

Finally, if you love all things spooky, you'll definitely want to visit the infamous Phantom Freakshow Haunted House!  It's located in the Main Street Station downtown and details are below.  Try it out if you dare! Proceeds benefit the IWK. 

Save the date, and we'll see you in K-town this October!

a map showing pumpkin people display areas
An ad for the Pumpkin Palate Pleaser event run by KBC


A poster with details about a car show happening in Centre Square on Saturday October 9th from 10-2
a map
A poster showing dates and times of the haunted house event.
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Join us for the annual Harvest Festival in Centre Square to kick off the Pumpkin People Festival! 


10am-4pm - Vendor Market, climbing wall, bounce house, Kentville Plays Zone

10am-11am - Guided Hike in the Gorge - 53 Gladys Porter Drive

10am-12pm - Horse/Donkey Petting and Brushing

11:30am-4pm - Caribbean Pot Jamaican Cuisine food truck

12pm-4pm - Face Painting (Masks required, painting will be done around masks or on arms/legs!)

1:00-4:00pm - Pumpkin Carving


10am-11am - Donna and Andy - Children's musical entertainment

11:30am-1:00pm - The Melberns Band

2:00-3:30pm - Daniel James McFadyen

2021 Harvest Festival Schedule of Events
Centre Square

Town Of Kentville
389B Main Street
Kentville NS B4N 1K6

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Join Jenna and Emily for a Halloween themed night hike and dress up for a chance to win a $25 gift card!

FREE! All ages and abilities welcome!

Individuals 12 and under must attend with an adult. Feel free to bring a flashlight or headlamp if you have one!

Proof of vaccination required for those ages 12+

poster outlining the details of the Halloween Hike on Friday October 29th at 6pm at Miner's Marsh

Town of Kentville
89 Cornwallis Street
Kentville NS B4N 1K6