The tight-knit community of Evans City celebrated the arrival of fall with the second annual PumpkinFest. This vibrant event exceeded expectations, turning the main streets of the borough into a lively festival ground. Vendors lined up from Jackson to Washington streets, offering an array of goods ranging from honey, clothing, fall plants to handmade items like soaps and jewelry. Activities such as a pumpkin pie-eating contest, family photos with a giant inflatable pumpkin, and even a pumpkin carver provided amusement for attendees. Despite having a rainy weekend, the event enjoyed a great turnout, proving the community’s enthusiasm for this autumnal celebration.
PumpkinFest serves a dual purpose of bringing the community together and promoting local businesses. North Jackson Street, closed off to regular traffic for the day, came alive with entertainment including bands playing on the main stage, a karate demonstration, and performances by hula hoopers and a stilt walker. PumpkinFest aims to bring recognition to the town and support its growth. Apart from fun and building community, the festival supports local organizations like EDCO Park and the Evans City Volunteer Fire Department. With another year of success, the festival plans to become a regular feature of the town’s fall calendar.
Save the date for the 3rd Annual Evans City PumpkinFest on September 21 & 22, 2024.