The 14th annual South Jersey Pumpkin Show will open on October 13, 14 & 15, 2017. This three day “Festival of Pumpkins” will be held at the Salem County Fairgrounds, 735 Harding Highway, Woodstown, New Jersey. The event has new show hours of Friday, 5pm to 10pm, Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 5pm.
Pumpkin growers and backyard gardeners from any state are being invited to bring their heaviest pumpkin out to the Pumpkin Show Big Pumpkin Weigh Off on Friday October 13th, from 5pm to 7pm. If you’re a pumpkin grower this is a great late season opportunity to show off your prize pumpkin and potentially win a portion of the $4,000 prize money up for grabs. Come out and watch one of these giant pumpkins carved into a master piece on Friday evening.
Festival goers visiting will enjoy pumpkin desserts, 100+ artists & craftsmen, Fall Home, Garden & Farm Expo, fun contests, scarecrows, give-a-ways, Pumpkin Toss, live bands, wine sampling, festival food court, NJ Largest Baked Pumpkin Pie, pony rides and hayrides around the fairgrounds.
The Pumpkin Show will feature the reading of Sleepy Hollow legend and the arrival of the Headless Horsemen on Friday evening for two exciting performances at the graveyard. The giant pumpkin pyramid that holds over 500 pumpkins and mums will be showcased as the center piece of the festival. Kids under ten will enjoy a grandma friendly Boo Barn, amusement rides, free pumpkins, craft making, trick or treating on Friday night, kids straw garden and Halloween treat bags.
The All Breed Fun Dog Parade, Decorated Fall Baby Strollers and Halloween Costume Contests are free to enter and everyone receives a ribbon and goody bag for participating. The best pumpkin desserts, casseroles, soup and appetizers are being sought for the Fun Pumpkin Food contest and free sampling held on Saturday.
The Little Miss & Mister Pumpkin Pageant for girls and boys will be held on Sunday at 3pm, for kids ages 4-9 years old from Salem, Camden, Gloucester and Cumberland Counties.
The South Jersey Pumpkin Show is a completely self-supporting festival made possible by the sponsors, exhibitors and parking fee! This is event is currently filing for non-profit 501 (c) 3 status. The event organizers have pledged to keep the festival family friendly, affordable and packed full of harvest fun.
The Salem County Fairgrounds Is in the rich farm lands Salem County and located just a few miles from Delaware Memorial Bridge.The South Jersey Pumpkin Show will always be dedicated to Kathy Wright’s October son, Scott R.W. Bailey, age 15, who succumbed to ATV injuries on May 13, 2010. Kathy's son was a huge part of the festival from the beginning and will always be remembered by his friends and family. A Scholarship Award is given each year in honor of Scott from the Pumpkin Show proceeds.
Admissions is free, parking $5.00 a carload and good all three days of the festival. Free shopping bags, free trick or treat bags, free pumpkins/gourds first 200 kids daily.