Frequently Asked Questions


The Flow Automotive Statesville Pumpkin Fest on Saturday, November 4, 2023 from 10a-5p.

Be sure to join us for the After Party Concert with 80's Tribute band, Kidz in America from 5:30p-8:30p! Sponsored by DENSO!



The Information Tent (sponsored by Discover Statesville) will be located right on the square. Pick up a festival map, and get information on restrooms, vendors, music, kid care area, Kid Zone and more. Don't forget to pick up the limited edition 20th Anniversary T-Shirt!


Parking is available throughout Downtown in our 9 public parking lots as well as on-street parking spaces.  Our partners at Mitchell Community College also invite concert goers to park in their various lots surrounding the event. Click here for a PARKING MAP.


  • Meeting St. Behind the Community Stage. - 1 Handicap & 3 Regular Port a Potties
  • W. Broad St. Public Parking Lot – 1 Regular Port a Potty
  • Cooper St. – 4 Regular Port a Potties
  • N. Center St. (behind Corks Taps and Barrels Garden) – 1 Regular Port a Potty and 1 Sink
  • Court Street - in front of Old Courthouse
  • Near stage


Guests are prohibited from bringing inappropriate items into the concert area. Some restricted items include:

  • No Outside Beverages Allowed
  • No Dogs or other animals allowed on the street in the festival area
  • No guns or weapons allowed in the festival area


Admission to the festival is free, although some of the activities will charge a fee.


Many vendors may only accept cash so BE PREPARED! ATMS are located throughout Downtown.


Click Here for a List of Vendors Attending the 2023 Festival (updated 10/2023)


DENSO Main Stage (hosted by WAME Real Country 92.9 & 550) – located on S. Center St.

    • 12:00pm – 1:30pm: His & Hers
    • 2:00pm – 4:00pm: Groove Machine
    • 5:30pm – 8:30pm: AFTER PARTY featuring the  Ultimate 80's Tribute Band: Kidz in America – Sponsored by DENSO

Community Stage (Sponsored by The Joint Chiropractic)– located at N. Meeting St.

    • 10:30am American Renaissance Cheer Squad
    • 11am: Tilley's Dance Academy
    • 11:30am:  Centre Ballet Conservatory
    • 12pm: In His Steps Dance
    • 12:30pm: Statesville Dance and Performing Arts
    • 1:00pm: Betty's School of Dance
    • 1:30pm: Phoenix Martial Arts
    • 2:00pm: Ignite Dance Ministries
    • 2:30pm: Carolina Dogwood Festival


Social District in Effect 

WHAT IS IT? Click here for all the details and find our where you can get a beer, wine, or mixed drink to carry with you through the festival.

Craft Beer Available

Our local brewery, Red Buffalo Brewing Co, will be onsite selling their craft beer for concert goers to enjoy. Craft beers are $5 each and can be purchased with $5 cash.

*Be sure to bring your ID!

Kids' Zone and Kid Care Tent

The Kid's Zone (sponsored by Republic Services) will be located at Broad Street Methodist Church lawn (315 W. Broad Street). The Kid’s Zone will feature inflatable rides including a 27ft Dual Lane Super Slide, 66ft Obstacle Course, and All Sport Mega Arena. All rides are professionally staffed. Wristbands will be available for $5 each and allow unlimited turns. 

Take advantage of the new kid care tent, located directly in front of the kid zone, where families can pop in for a private rest, a diaper change, or a place to feed the kids. Troutman Chairs has provided rocking chairs for you to relax in.


Court Street will transform into a large parking lot of classic cars (1993 and older) during the 2023 Statesville Pumpkin Fest. All cars MUST enter from the intersection of West Front Street and South Meeting Street. Beginning at 9:00am cars will start moving onto Court 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 Classic Cruise-in, contact Chuck Goode at 704-929-8150.


There are a variety of food options available throughout the festival. Local restaurants will be open as well. Water, soda and other beverages can be purchased through our food vendors. Click here for a list of local restaurants, bars, coffee shops and more!


The Statesville Police Department assists the festival organizers in keeping everyone safe at the concerts. WEATHER This is an outdoor event, so please dress accordingly. The event will take place rain or shine.

*** No dogs or other animals, no bicycles, no skateboards allowed in event area according to City of Statesville Ord. 14-78

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