Pumpkin Fest Activities & Entertainment

Highlights of the 2014 Festival:

  • Festival Kid Zone presented by the Goodyear
  • Games, Rides and Activities such as Pumpkin Bowling (Free), Pumpkin Painting ($1 per pumpkin) and even Pumpkin Smashing ($1 per pumpkin)
  • Over 60 Art and Craft Exhibitors
  • A Variety of Tantalizing Food Booths
  • Three Entertainment Stages
  • Cornhole Tournament
  • Classic Car Cruise-In on Court Street
  • Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest presented by Food Lion
  • Pumpkin Fest 5K Race & Fun Run/Walk presented by MRT

Pumpkin Fest 5K Race & Fun Run/Walk presented by MRT
The 12th annual Pumpkin Fest will start off with a bang – as the 2014 Pumpkin Fest 5K Race presented by MRT gets things going early in Downtown Statesville on Saturday, November 1st. The one-mile fun run and 5k road race will begin and finish as Mitchell Community College. Registration is available online at and at McLelland Family Shoes located in Downtown Statesville. The race will be at 8:00 am and registration will open at 6:30 am the day of the race.

Live Entertainment
To Be Announced

Pumpkin Fest Cornhole Classic Tournament
(click here to register and pay online)
The Statesville Pumpkin Fest Cornhole Classic Tournament will take place during the festival on Saturday, November 1, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Downtown Statesville. The entry fee is $50 per two-man team with participation limited to the first 32 teams. It is a double elimination tournament and cash prizes will be awarded to the top four teams. Rules and regulations will be posted at the tournament site which is located on West Broad Street within the boundaries of the festival. Warm-up starts at 11:30 am and tournament begins at 12:30 pm. For more information or to register your team, call 704-878-3436 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, email: or click here to register and pay online. Registration fee must be paid by Friday, October 31.

Kids Zone
Children of all ages can enjoy slides, obstacle courses, moon bounce and other rides. All day wristbands or individual tickets  for the Kids Zone will be available for purchase at the festival.

Pumpkin Related Contests
And activities such as pumpkin bowling, pumpkin painting and even pumpkin smashing.

Pumpkin Fest Classic Car Cruise-In
Come join us as CLASSIC CARS are returned to beautiful Historic Downtown Statesville as part of the 12th Annual Statesville Pumpkin Fest.  That’s right – Court Street will transform into a large parking lot of classic cars (1994 and older) during the 2014 Statesville Pumpkin Fest. All cars will stage on S. Meeting Street beginnning at 9:30 a.m. From 9:30-10:30 a.m. cars will start moving onto Court Street until the street is full. All cars must enter from the intersection of Front Street and Meeting Street. Pumpkin Fest attracts thousands of spectators each year and we want everyone to arrive safe and leave safe. Hope to see you there! Hope to see you there! For More Information about the Cruise-In, contact Chuck Goode at 704-929-8150 (between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.)

A Variety of Tantalizing Food Booths
Enjoy foods such as BBQ, Buffalo Wings, Polish Sausage, Gyros, Steak & Cheese, Hot Dogs, Pizza, Curly Fries, Funnel Cakes, Fried Apple Pies and more!

Over 60 Vendors
Shop a wide variety of arts and crafts booths all day long.