The 2018, 7th Annual River Valley Pumpkin Festival...
Will run as normally Scheduled, but in a new location due to construction in downtown Rumford, the event will be held at the Hosmer Field, in the basebasll field.  Parking will be in 3 fields and on street.  Car/Truck show on track.
Begining at 10am, the Fest will feature Free Trick or Treating at over 60 vendors and Businesses.  Free Pumpkin Carving Booth. Costume Contests, Tug of War Tournament, Seed Spitting Contest, Hay Bale Toss, Petting Zoo, Inflateable Bounce Houses, Punkin Chunkin,  and many more FUN HALLOWEEN EVENTS!
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*The field will be full of Merhandise Vendors, Artists, Fair Food and Munchies, and entertainment for kids and families all day long.  Carved Pumpkins will be displayed and Light up the stage during a Live Band and a Dance in the Street.  
CONTACT GASKYL PRODUCTIONS FOR INFORMATION - 207-364-1550  KrisHowesTattoos@hotmail.com

Family Pumpkin Carving All Day!

Bounce House, &
Giant Obstacle Course,
& Gladiator Arena!

Live Music & Entertainment!

Tons of Kids Games, Contests, & Prizes!

PETTING ZOO BY EB'S FARM 
& PONY AND HORSE RIDES BY HIGH HORSE STABLES
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THE PUMPKIN FEST ALL ACCESS PASS!
-This year, all events, activities, contests, and fun for all ages... Will be included in the Pumpkin Fest Pass for only $3 per person, all ages.
This pass gets you access to enter all the fest's entertainment such as the Bounce houses, Petting zoo, Inflatable obstacle course, horse and pony rides, punkin chunkin, kids area games, and entree to all contests once (or twice depending on contest) Once you buy your pass, you'll pass through a booth and take chances at Guess the weight of the pumpkin, Candy guessing jar, candy bar contest, Make your own Scarecrow, and Carve a Pumpkin to put out for the Lighting of the Pumpkins later at night during the live band.

This pass will exclude entertainment (not hosted by the fest itself) 

 

2018 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS IS CURRENTLY BEING PLANNED.     
NEW EVENTS ADDED WEEKLY, Subject to change at any time.

Event/Entertainment Fees included in cost of PumpkinFest Pass, unless noted with a $fee or hosted by vendors/businesses not associated with the Festival.

TIMES              EVENT/CONTEST       LOCATION                              SPONSOR & DETAILS                                                                  
10:00                     *Festival Begins!  Food & Vendor tents open.  Purchase a PumpkinFest Pass for $3 per person.   Gets access to all Festival Run Events!
10:00                     -Downtown Parade, From Congress Street to Hosmer @10am. Seeking Floats and Participants.
                                    -Contact Chris Reed & Rumford Fire Department. creed@rumfordme.org
 10:00 – 5:00     ALL DAY FUN AREAS, EVENTS, AND TONS OF CONTESTS!   ALL INCLUDED WITH THE $3 PUMPKIN FEST PASS! 
-FREE PUMPKIN CARVING!  Pumpkins & Carving supplies are all provided!  Please no one under 16 without parent present. (Last call 6:30pm)
-Free Scarecrow Building Area, while supplies last, located with Pumpkin Carving Booth.  
-BOUNCE HOUSES!  Two Person Race, Giant Inflatable Obstacle Course, Biohazard Bounce House & Slide, & Gladiator Jousting Arena. 
     AND 2 PERSON CHALLENEGE, BUNGEE RUN!   SPONSORED BY THE HOTEL RUMFORD! 
-EB’s Farm Petting Zoo, & High horse Stables Pony & Horse Rides!
-Kids Area Games & Fun!  Pumpkin Bowling, Halloween mini golf, punch a pumpkin,  toss games, giant jenga/tictactoe/checkers, & More...

     Sponsored by EAGLE WOLF TRAIL, WOOD CARVING, TURNING, & CRAFTS!
-Guess Weight of the Giant Pumpkin, Win $25 Cash & the Painted Pumpkin!  One free guess @ each w/Pumpkinfest Pass Winner at 5:00
    Sponsored by STANLEY'S FURNITURE & APPLIANCES!
-Candy bar Guessing Contest - One free guess @ each w/Pumpkinfest Pass at how many candy bars are in the basket, Winner at 5:00
   Sponsored by Pamela Howes & Family

-Guessing Contests, Candy Guessing Jar Contest @ Gaskyl Productions Tent 



 

10:00 - Festival Begins with Live Magic by Scot Grasette, of Festival Bronze Sponsor 49 Franklin!
11:00 – 1:00    - Trick-or-Treating  @Vendor Tent.   Over 60 locations.  Sponsored by TBA.
11:00 - 12:00   - Tug of War Tournament!  Kids & Adult Categories, teams of 3.  Lots of Prizes and Medals!  
                  SPONSORED BY RIVER VALLEY HEALTHY COMMUNITIES COALITION & SONS OF ITALY
11:30   - Horror Scream Contest! Kids & Adults, Loudest Scream Wins. SPONSORED BY 49 FRANKLIN
11:30   - GRCC Hosting a Strong Man Competition! 
                  Located at the baseball diamond and track, Events & info to be announced soon.
12:00   - Sponsor Plaque Ceremony & Roast from Mike Brennick & Kris Howes.
12:00 - 2:00    - Pumpkin Seed Spitting Contest!   Kids & Adult categories, 2 tries to spit the farthest!
                                  SPONSORED BY MAIN STREET DENTAL   -Winners announced around 2pm 
                                  FAMILY PHOTO BOOTH also SPONSORED BY MAIN STREET DENTAL
12:00 - 2:00   - Hay Bale Contest! Kids & Adult Categories, prizes for top 3 in each. 2 tries to throw the farthest! 
1:00      - Costume Parade & Contest!  Lineup will begin at 1:00 at the Hosmer Field Bleachers, Free entry with purchase of Pumpkin fest Pass.  The parade will march from bleachers to the baseball field, past the vendors and to the PumpkinFest Stage.  Costume Contest will have different rules this year, and no categories.  All ages, any costume may enter.  10 Favorites will be chosen out of the parade, and those finalists will be judged.  Top 3 winners will take home prizes and awards!  SPONSORED BY GOOD KARMA CAFE & HEALTH FOODS!
1:30   - LIVE MUSIC FROM COOPER COUNTY!
2:00    - CORNHOLE GAMES FOR EVERYONE TO PLAY!  Tournament run by Gary from GRCC.  $10 Buyin for each team of 2. 
    Winners take the cash!   
Games provided thanks to these Sponsors:
    HOTEL RUMFORD   -    B&M DRIVEWAY SEALING   -   INKMAINE   -   DIXFIELD DISCOUNT FUEL  
   JIM COLE CARPENTRY & ROOFING LLC    -   A5 GRAPHICS & APPAREL    

3:00   - PUMPKIN CATAPULT - Everyone with a Pumpkin Fest pass will get 2 shots at targets, hit them to win prizes!  
      SPONSORED BY INKMAINE & DEAD RIVER CREATIONS
4:00   - PUNKIN CHUNKIN - Launched by the Gaskyl Staff at a Large Target.  Everytime the target is hit, someone in the crowd that purchased a
       Pumpkin fest Pass, will win an incredible prize!   More Times and Info To Be Announced soon. SPONSORED BY KRECKEL LAW P.A.

5:00 - Winners announced from all Events, Contests, & Guessing Games.
5:15 - 6:45 LIVE MUSIC – SKOSH @ Main Stage – Dance in the Street
7:00 LIGHTING OF THE PUMPKINS -Pumpkin Carving Contest Winners Announced
7:30 – LIVE MUSIC – SKOSH @ Main Stage – Dance in the Street during Lit Up Pumpkins!
9:00 - 12:00 After Party at Hotel Rumford with Live Music, Maine Street Mexico
8:30 - FIREWORKS DISPLAY - by Central Maine Pyrotechnics
 Followed By Giant Bon Fire @ Hosmer - Provided by Rumford Fire Department


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