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October 22, 2022

9:00 am / 4:00 pm


Downtown Franklin

5 W. Main Street, Franklin NC 28734


Get ready to let the good times roll during Franklin, North Carolina’s 26th Annual PumpkinFest! This street festival and celebration of Autumn is pure family fun! Children and adults alike will have a blast taking part in traditional and some very non-traditional fall festivities during Western North Carolina’s premier autumn festival.

PumpkinFest rolls into action on Saturday, October 22rd at 9:00am and Historic Downtown Franklin, North Carolina is full tilt with everything pumpkin. Bring your pumpkin (or purchase one downtown) and sign up early for the World Famous Pumpkin Roll. The Costume Parade and Contest is another highlight of the day as well as the Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest. And don’t miss out on more than 80 vendors including mountain arts & crafts along with great food! Don’t miss our annual special attractions and more!.

PumpkinFest runs from 9am to 4pm and is held rain or shine in Franklin, NC. Scroll down for our full slate of planned events. We’ll be updating as we get closer to the event. Also, vendor applications will be available soon. More information can be obtained by calling 828-524-2516 or drop us an email at ( You can also follow PumpkinFest on Facebook

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