FAQs

Here's what you need to know:


Parking

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 festival goers to park in their various lots surrounding the event. Click here for a map.


Restrooms/Port a Pottys 

  • Landmark Alley on W. Broad St. - 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

Click here for a map of the festival area


COVID-19

The Statesville Pumpkin Fest is an outdoor event and will follow all local, state, and federal restrictions in effect at the time of the event. We encourage attendees to determine if this year is the right time for your family to visit. We respect every person’s right to make the best decision they can for themselves and their family.

Read our Health & Safety Guidance Policy here


Carry-in Policy

Guests are prohibited from bringing inappropriate items into the festival area. 

Some restricted items include:

  • No Outside Beverages Allowed 

  • No Dogs or other animals allowed on the street in the festival area


Admission

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

Bring Cash – Many vendors may only accept cash so BE PREPARED! ATMs are located throughout Downtown. 


Kid's Zone

Attractions – The Kid’s Zone will feature inflatable rides including a 20-foot slide, 15-foot slide, bounce house, 40-foot obstacle course, and Kiddie Playland. All rides are professionally staffed.

Tickets – Single tickets will be $1 each and Wristbands will be $5 for one (1) hour of play.


Patriot Axe Throwing

Patriot Axe Throwing will have a boot set up in the Corks, Taps, & Barrels Garden and will be charging $5.00 for 5 throws or $10.00 for 15 minutes (per thrower).  


Entertainment

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

10:15 - 11:45 am – Carolina Ridgeline

12:15 - 1:30 pm – American Holler

2 - 5 pm – Red Dirt Revival


Community Stage – located at N. Meeting St.

10:00 am – Betty’s School of Dance

10:30 am – OPEN

11:00 am – Centre Ballet

11:30 am – Tilley's Dance Academy

12:00 pm – In His Steps Dance

12:30 pm – Statesville Dance and Performing Arts

1:00 pm – SHS Dance Department

1:30 pm – Phoenix Martial Arts

2:00 pm – ACROFITNESS

2:30 pm – Carolina Dogwood Queens

3:00 pm – Be You Inspired Dance Academy & Co, LLC

3:30 pm – Thai Kickboxing Organization (TKO)


Corks, Taps & Barrels Garden

Domestic Beer, Wine & Spirits Available     

We will have cocktails made with Southern Distilling Co. spirits, an assortment of domestic beer and seltzer, and cabernet sauvignon, pinot grigio and moscato wine available for purchase. These will be sold for $5 each. CASH ONLY.

Craft Beer Available

Our local breweries (Fourth Creek Brewing Co. and Red Buffalo Brewing Co.) will be onsite selling their craft beer for festival goers to enjoy. Craft beers are $5 each and can be purchased with $5 cash.  

*We card everyone! Please be prepared to show your ID if you will be enjoying an alcoholic beverage at our festival. Over 21 wristbands will be provided for patrons at no charge. Alcohol may be consumed only in designated areas


Classic Car Cruise-in

W. Broad St. will transform into a large parking lot of classic cars (1994 and older). All classic cars must enter from the intersection of Front Street and S. Meeting Street and you will be directed from there. For more information about the Cruise-In, contact Chuck Goode at 704-929-8150.

 

Eat

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.
 

Security

The Statesville Police Department assists the festival organizers in keeping everyone safe at the festival. 


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