Waterford Pumpkinfest celebrates 40th anniversary in 2022

Celebrating pumpkins and fall is something the entire town of Waterford seems it can get behind.

Waterford’s Pumpkinfest runs this weekend from October 14 to 16 and organizers are excited to celebrate the festival’s 40th anniversary in 2022 with classic events, including the parade, lottery, marketplace, car show, midway, fireworks, live music, and much more.

“Love to decorate? Enter your home or business into the 2022 Pumpkinfest Decoration contest.
Plus, we are excited about the return of the Soapbox Derby. Get your car ready and register today,” says the festival’s homepage. “Check the Pumpkinfest schedule regularly as more events and activities are announced.”

Here are some FAQS about the upcoming festival and how you can plan your visit.

Who puts on Pumpkinfest?
The Waterford Lions, a local charitable organization, host Waterford’s Pumpkinfest event and all members of the Pumpkinfest crew are volunteers.

Can I provide feedback about Pumpkinfest?
Have an idea, suggestion or feedback? Send an email to pumpkinfest@pumpkinfest.com.

How much does Pumpkinfest cost?
Most events and activities are free, however, donations are encouraged to help keep Pumpkinfest going. An entry fee is required for the Spookhouse.

How can I make a donation to Pumpkinfest?
Making a donation is easy, and it’s a great way to help Pumpkinfest continue and grow each year. New this year; Pumpkinfest volunteers will have TipTap buckets that accept cash, debit, Mastercard, Visa, Google Pay and Apply Pay at the fireworks, parade, the gates of the arena and beer garden, as well as other events during Pumpkinfest weekend.

Where can I park? Parking is available on side streets during Pumpkinfest events. During the Fireworks cars can park on the field behind Waterford High School.

Where is wheelchair parking? Limited accessible wheelchair parking will be designated along East Church Street. There is also accessible parking along Alice Street.

Can I bring my dog to Pumpkinfest events? Yes, well behaved dogs are welcome at outdoor events. Please keep dogs on a leash at all times and consider other patrons at the event and always clean up your dog’s waste.

What are the hours for events and activities? Check out the event and activity schedule for start and end times for all events.

How do I buy tickets for the midway? Tickets for midway rides and games are available at the midway on Alice Street.

Is there a charge to enter the Craft Beer Garden? Entry to the Craft Beer Garden is free.

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