The 9th Annual Great Downtown Pumpkin Festival

Main Street Square, Rapid City, SD Category: Festivals, Fairs, Parades


Downtown's biggest festival, The Great Downtown Pumpkin Festival, returns for a ninth year on Saturday, Sept. 30. Visit Main Street Square, venture down Sixth St., and into Memorial Park for a pumpkin catapult, giant pumpkin weigh-off, Downtown chef competition, Downtown pub crawl, children's activities in the Kidz Zone, vendors and more. The community-wide celebration of harvest season brings an estimated 25,000 people together for a day of fall fun!

Schedule of Events

 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Farmers Market and Vendor Booths Open
           Pumpkin Carving Contest Display
           Canyon Lake Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch (Sixth Street)
           Regional Health and Scull Construction Kidz Zone
           First United Methodist Church Bake Sale
           Giant Pumpkins on Display until 3 p.m. (City Hall Parking Lot)
           Vote for People's Choice in the Pumpkin Carving Contest
 9 a.m. Drum Demonstration followed by Drum Procession to Memorial Park10 a.m. SD Mines Pumpkin Catapult (Memorial Park)
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. JD Productions Family Entertainment (Main Street Square Stage)
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free Interactive Children's Art (Main Street Square)
11 a.m. Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off followed by Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off Award Ceremony (City Hall Parking Lot)
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Bud Light Beverage Garden Open (Main Street Square)
 1 p.m. Pumpkin Post Coloring Contest Winner Announce