Pumpkin Fest Activities & Entertainment

Highlights of the Festival:

  • Publix Festival Kids’ Zone
  • 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
  • Main Stage Entertainment
  • Cornhole Tournament
  • Classic Car Cruise-In
  • Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest
  • Taste of North Carolina Craft Beer Garden

Live Entertainment
At this fun-filled annual community event, there will be three stages hosting a variety of music and entertainment hosted by WAME Real Country 92.9 & 550. Numerous other performances will happen throughout the day on different stages around the festival including demonstrations of dance, gymnastics, martial arts and acoustic performances on the Acoustic Stage, hosted by WSIC 100.7 FM, 1400 AM & 21-2 TV.

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Pumpkin Fest Cornhole Classic Tournament 
The Statesville Pumpkin Fest Cornhole Classic Tournament will take place during the festival on Saturday, November 2, 2019 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 near 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 once registration opens. Registration fee must be paid by Friday, November 1, 2019.

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

Pumpkin Related Contests
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 17th Annual Statesville Pumpkin Fest.  That’s right – Court Street will transform into a large parking lot of classic cars (1994 and older) during the Statesville Pumpkin Fest. All cars will stage on S. Meeting Street beginning 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! 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.