Sunday, October 20, 2013

Fondy PumpkinFest


PumpkinFest at Fondy Farmers MarketOctober 26, 2013

Join our MKEfoodies Community Partner on Saturday, October 26th between 4-7 pm for their first annual PumpkinFest!

After Fondy's farmers and vendors have left for the day, hundreds of decorated jack-o-lanterns will be lined up along the Market's stalls for a brilliant evening display. A pumpkin decorating contest will take place in the evening (free to enter!), plus they will have storytelling, kids face painting, free light snacks, and local music. Several farmers and vendors will also be at Pumpkinfest selling produce and prepared foods such as egg rolls. Free and open to the public!
PumpkinFest Schedule of Events
  • 9:00 am - noon: Free pumpkins and decorating help at Fondy Farmers Market
  • Noon: Deadline for submitting pumpkins into the pumpkin decorating contest or for display.
  • 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Kids face painting
  • 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm: Storytelling
  • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Music
  • 6:30 pm: Pumpkin Decorating Contest Winners Announced


Fondy is seeking donations or wholesale purchases of small to large jack-o-lantern pumpkins,decorating supplies (carving kits, designs, candles), and refreshments (apple cider, cookies, apples, etc.).

They are also seeking volunteers 9am-1 pm to help people decorate their jack-o-lanterns and submit them to the evenings contest, plus volunteers 3pm-5:30pm and 5:30-7:00pm to help with setting up the pumpkin display and running the event.

If interested in making a donation to PumpkinFest or volunteering, please contact Nancy Ketchman, Fondy's Director of Development & Communications, at 414-562-2282 or

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