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Athens Pumpkin Festival

Athens Pumpkin Festival

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Time: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Location: Athens County Fairgrounds, 286 W. Union St., Athens

Contact: Tom Weekley, Weekleyville Pumpkin Farms

Phone: 740-662-4302

Oct 04-05, 2014

Sponsored by Athens County Fairboard and Weekleyville Pumpkin Farms, this event is all things pumpkin...from pumpkin chili, pumpkin pie, and pumpkin ice cream to contests of pumpkin skill to free hillside music entertainment, throw in a Little Mr. and Little Miss contest, free fun pumpkin games for the kids, and you have a fun filled family weekend.


Oct 4th features Open To The World Pumpkin Contests of skill  in both Adult Division (18 yrs.+) and Youth Division 17yrs. and under in Pumpkin "Long Roll" Contest,  Downhill Pumpkin Races, and Pumpkin Hand Chunkin (how far can you throw a pumpkin?) Each Contest pays $50.00 to win. Plus Little Mr. and Little Miss contest.  Free Hillside entertainment all day.


October 5th is the Junior Fair and Youth Group team competition...each team competes in a 4 contest event, including:  Pumpkin Short Roll, Pumpkin Barrel Race, 4Person Pumpkin Relay Race, and a Decorated Pumpkin Contest to win a large Trophy and Bragging Rights,  more Hillside entertainment, free games (pumpkin pie eating contest, pumpkin seed spitting contest pumpkin sawdust pile, Pumpkin themed foods....all equal a fun filled day at  the Athens Pumpkin Festival!