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Kentville’s Pumpkin People Festival

Kentville’s Pumpkin People Festival

October 7 - 29, 2023

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!  

Kentville Pumpkin People Festival Poster advertises the dates for 2023 which are October seventh to october twenty ninth

The Pumpkin People really love exploring our world.  And this year, Pumpkin People are taking a deep dive into the ocean!  They'll explore, and meet all kinds of creatures from "Under the Sea".  Turtles, Whales, Sharks and Seahorses are all on their way!  We're keeping some of our other sea creature friends a surprise, but you can see them all in Kentville until October 29th.  Consult the map to find the best spots, and don't forget to drop into Harvest Fest as we kick everything off on Saturday the 7th! 



schedule of events


While you're here, fuel up on Pumpkin dishes and drinks that come highly recommended by the Pumpkin People!  Find their faves on the map and check out for more details.



Family fun is what we are all about!  Check off the Pumpkin People Scavenger list as you visit the different displays!



If you like a scare, check out the famous Phantom Freakshow Haunted House experience.  It is, as advertised, the very best haunt experience around, only in Kentville! (coming soon!)

Freakshow Poster 2023


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Join us for the annual Harvest Festival in Centre Square to kick off the Pumpkin People Festival! 


10am-3pm - Vendor Market, climbing wall, bounce house, Kentville Plays Zone

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

11am-3pm - Caribbean Pot Jamaican Cuisine food truck

12pm-3pm - Face Painting 

1:00-3:00pm - Pumpkin Carving


10am-11am - Matt The Music Man - Children's musical entertainment

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

1:30-3:00pm - Broken Circuit

Schedule of events for harvest Festival 2023
Centre Square

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