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Kentville’s Pumpkin People Festival

Kentville’s Pumpkin People Festival

October 3 - 30, 2020

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!  

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pumpkin people boat

 

This year's theme is "Fables, Folklore & Fantasy" and the Pumpkin People will be showcasing their very favourite stories from childhood!  We have it on "gourd authority" that Goldilocks, the Pied Piper, and Robin Hood himself 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 post for extra info about cool things happening in town while Pumpkin People are here!  There's also a handy map to point you in the direction of all the fun to be had.  See you in K-town!   

display map
This map shows where all the biggest displays are found. Don't miss the newly added ones downtown! (A larger version of this map is available for download.  Look to the right under "related documents")
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Visit the Pumpkin People this October, and you could win cool prizes!  We just LOVE giving away prizes.  A few of our Pumpkin People scenes, don't have a story!  They need YOU to write it for them.  We can't wait to see what you come up with!

Fun with Folk Tales
All the details you need!

Please include the following info with your submission:

  • Family or Group name
  • A main contact person for the group
  • Phone number and email address of main contact person
  • Mailing address for main contact person
  • Anything else you want us to know about your group or your submission!   

 

Cost:
FREE

Town of Kentville
354 Main Street
Kentville NS B4N 1K6
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Jerome the Gravekeeper will be joined by Kentville ghosts to share stories of Kentville's dark past.  Settle in for a show at the distanced picnic tables provided, or bring your own comfy chair and snuggle with your bubble.  All are welcome!  

kentville scares
Kentville Scares is happening under the Gazebo in Centre Square on Thursday October 1st

 

Cost:
FREE
Ages:
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Centre Square

Centre Square
389 Main Street
Kentville NS B4N 1K6
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Kentville Business Community is launching the first annual month-long culinary celebration of all things pumpkin called “The Great Pumpkin Palate Pleaser”. While you are in town for the Pumpkin People Festival during the month of October, be sure to stop at one (or a few!) of our wonderful food establishments in town to try their delectable pumpkin menu items! Participating restaurants and cafes include:

  • Maritime Express Cider Co. - Pumpkin Chai Cider and Homemade Spicy Pumpkin Soup
  • Sable Shortbread Company Ltd. - Pumpkin Spice Shortbread Cookies and Giant Pumpkin Cookie Cakes
  • T.A.N. Coffee - Pumpkin Spice Latte and Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes
  • Half Acre Café – Pumpkin Pecan Cinnamon Roll
  • Kings Arms Pub – Schoolhouse Brewery’s Pumpkin Ale and Homemade Pumpkin Cheesecake
  • Paddy’s Brewpub & Rosie’s Restaurant – Pumpkin & Pancetta Fettuccine and Pumpkin Ale

Watch for the participating logo in windows and on the Pumpkin People Festival map. Use the hashtag #greatpumpkinpalatepleaser to share your tasty dishes!

Pumpkin Pleaser

 

Cost:
FREE
Posted by:
Kentville Business Community
This is a third-party event and has not yet been verified by the town.

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This year's Harvest Festival is going to look a little bit different. Stay tuned to this page for all things Harvest Festival and for updates on each of the individual events! 

For more information on the Surprise Event - Saturday October 3rd at 1pm - CLICK HERE!

For more information on the Fall Guided Hike - Saturday October 3rd at 10am - CLICK HERE!

For more information on the Pumpkin Carving Contest - CLICK HERE!

For more information on the Fall Photo Scavenger Hunt - Saturday October 3rd to Friday October 30th - CLICK HERE!

For more information on the Pumpkin Person/Yard Decorating Contest - Saturday October 3rd to Thursday October 29th - CLICK HERE!

Virtual Harvest Festival 2020
Cost:
Free

Town Of Kentville
354 Main Street
Kentville NS B4N 1K6
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Join us for a free, moderate difficulty hike through the beautiful Kentville Gorge! All ages are welcome!

Saturday October 3rd from 10:00-11:00am. 

53 Gladys Porter Drive

Spaces are limited. To registered, email Lydia at lbroderick@kentville.ca or call 902-679-3998. 

 

Town Of Kentville
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October 3rd - October 29th

Create your pumpkin people and/or decorate your yard for your chance to win a $50 gift card to a Kentville business of your choice!

Categories:

  • Funniest
  • Best Overall Theme
  • Most Creative
  • Best Pumpkin Person

By registering, you agree that the Town of Kentville may publish a photo of your Pumpkin People/yard if you are chosen as a winner. Judging will be completed on Thursday October 29th.

Register by calling 902-679-2539 or emailing recreation@kentville.ca

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October 3rd - October 30th

There are 20 places or Pumpkin People characters in Kentville this fall that we feel you MUST see!

Take your photo at each place or with each of the characters for your chance to win gift cards or Town of Kentville Swag.

Submit your photos to recreation@kentville.ca

Every photo submitted earns you a ballot!

Complete all 20 photos by Friday October 30th and your name will be entered into the grand prize draw for a $100 gift certificate to a Kentville business of your choice!

*For extra entries, post your photos on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #WeAreKentville

Fall Photo Scavenger Hunt List

Town Of Kentville
354 Main Street
Kentville NS B4N 1K6
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October 3rd - 30th

  • Send in a photo of your pumpkin carving submission to recreation@kentville.ca by Thursday October 22nd at 4pm.
  • Submissions must include Name, phone number and what category you would like to enter! By submitting your photo, you agree that the Town of Kentville may publish your photo on the internet.
  • One entry per person!
  • All photos will be placed in albums on the Town of Kentville Facebook page by end of day, Friday October 23rd. The photo with the most likes in each category by 4pm on Friday October 30th will win!

CATEGORIES: 

- 12 and under

- Youth (Ages 13-19)

- Adult 20+

Winners will receive a $50 gift card to a Kentville business of their choice!
Pumpkin Carving Contest

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The Great K-Town Pumpkin Hunt

There are 200 pumpkins hiding in the parks and on the trails in the Town of Kentville, and now it is up to you to find them! You find a pumpkin, you get to KEEP it!

INFO

  • Find a pumpkin with a code on the bottom and take it home with you! Enter your information and code at www.kentville.ca/PumpkinHunt before Friday October 30th at 4pm!
  • Hundreds in gift cards, TOK swag and more to be won!

RULES

  • All pumpkins as part of the Pumpkin Hunt will have a code written on the bottom
  • Do not remove pumpkins that are part of a residential or business display, or that does not have a code on the bottom. No pumpkins will be hidden on private property.
  • Maximum of 1 per person (Family of 4 - can gather up to 4 pumpkins)
  • Winners will be announced once all pumpkins are found/codes are submitted or on Monday November 2nd.
  • Use these pumpkins as you wish!
  • HAVE FUN!

HINT

All pumpkins can be found on public properly, such as Miner's Marsh, The Kentville Ravine, The Gorge, Oakdene Park, Memorial Park and the Harvest Moon Trail

Pumpkin Hunt

 

Cost:
FREE!

Town Of Kentville
354 Main Street
Kentville NS B4N 1K6
Canada