The festival includes a craft fair with 70-plus vendors. In addition to crafters there will also be artists displaying their works and antique and food vendors. Local nonprofits and school organizations are also participating.
There are many fun activities for the youngsters such as a kids pumpkin decorating contest. A free pumpkin is given to each youngster to decorate with their own materials. Prize ribbons are awarded.
This is followed by a Halloween costume parade. In this event each youngster prepares a costume ahead of time and wears it in the costume parade. Prize ribbons are also awarded. The pumpkin decorating and costume events are open to all school children, including preschool, nursery school, and elementary school students.
The Scarecrow Decorating Contest starts at 10 am with judging at 1:30 pm. There are free pony rides from 12 to 3 pm. At 4 pm is the final wrap-up of events.
There are still spaces available for craft vendors at the Pumpkin Festival. Craft and art work vendors interested in a space or having questions should call Harold Kvitek at (802) 348-7913.
Admission and parking is free. In addition to the crafts, artists, and food vendors, there will be locally grown pumpkins, apples, and cider on sale.
The Pumpkin Festival is sponsored by the Townshend Business Association and is supported by donations from over 60 local businesses.