Crete's Great Pumpkin Festival is more than just a festival. It's an opportunity to give back to the Crete Community. The Crete Chamber of Commerce presents this festival as an event for members of the community to become more involved. Through volunteer opportunities to planting at the community pumpkin patch in Old Mill Park to donating pumpkins for the the Great Pumpkin Giveaway or coming and celebrating a day of autumn fun on October 7th, Crete's Great Pumpkin Festival is sure to provide a community feel in Crete. Our ultimate goal is to hand out 250 pumpkins to the local children at the event. We eventually want to grow the event so that every child in Crete has a pumpkin on their porch for Halloween.
The Agricultural Committee of Crete Chamber of Commerce has organized and developed the growing component of the event and the rest of the chamber and volunteers from the community have assisted in planning the festival events. Local community members, businesses and the local university are already volunteering their efforts for the event. From the five local pumpkin growing sponsors and pumpkin seed distributors to local community members, businesses and farmers competing to grow the largest pumpkin patch to others volunteering to donate their pumpkin produce in the Great Pumpkin Giveaway and so much more. Our goal to eventually involve the whole community of Crete in Crete's Great Pumpkin Festival. All volunteers are welcome to help assist in running the events and we need your help to make this festival a success! Sign up to be a pumpkin grower, volunteer in the Great Pumpkin Blitz or learn more about the festival at the "Contact" tab featured on the website.
Sunday, Sep 19, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. Central Time
Sunday, Sep 26, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. Central Time
Tuesday, Aug 3, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time
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