Bradford’s annual Pumpkin Fest will return to Downtown Bradford this Saturday from noon to 5 p.m.
The festival, which has been a successful local favorite for the past few years, is back and better than ever with new additions to the fun including a rock wall, a mechanical pumpkin and a “Boo’s and Brews” beer tent.
“Pumpkin Fest has really grown into something amazing,” said committee chairman Fred Graham. “Each year we are growing and adding more for everyone to enjoy. This year we’ve brought back our ‘Boo’s and Brews’ beer tent, and we’ve added fun attractions such as the rock wall and mechanical pumpkin. This year will have something for everyone young and old alike.”
The fun filled day will kick off with a free movie, Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein, at the Main Street Movie House at 10:30 a.m. Main Street will close at 11 a.m. to allow for set up of vendors and attractions. The festival will kick off at noon.
Hay wagon rides will run continuously through the festival area and will load and unload at Northwest Bank on Main Street.
The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, celebrating its Alumni and Family Weekend, will take over the Veterans Square area of Main Street and transform it into the “Pitt-BradfordKidz Zone” complete with games, pumpkin and face painting, and other fun activities for kids.
The Meet U Oil Trailer will be located at the head of Main Street near the Pitt-Bradford Kidz Zone, pony rides will be located on Pine Street, Kendall Creek Alpacas on Congress Street, professional pumpkin carving by Cassie Wollen at the Tin Ceiling Gift Shoppe, YMCA bounce house and Queen B’s Dancers at PNC Bank, City of Bradford Fire Truck display at Chestnut Street, mechanical pumpkin ride at Kennedy Street, rock wall at the Hooker Fulton Building lot, and the Boo’s and Brews tent, including live music performances and a yard game court, will be located on Festival Way. Over 30 craft vendors will be located up and down Main Street, and a fully stocked food court will be located on Chambers Street, complete with live entertainment.
“We hope everyone can come out and enjoy a beautiful day full of family fun with us,” said Graham. “From food and adult refreshments, to rides and attractions, live music, craft vendors, hay wagons rides, and more; there’s no better way to spend a fall day in Bradford.”