Written By Chris Hari | Photography By Bruce Hari
Pumpkintown is one of the premier fall festivals in East Tennessee and one of the largest annually attended events in McMinn County for 14 years! Pumpkintown celebrates the history, heritage and harvest unique to this area, with activities for all ages. This year’s event will be held Saturday, October 14th from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. in historic downtown Athens.
This year we’re excited to welcome the East Tennessee Corvette Club with forty cars on display. Christ’s Legacy Academy’s 5K run/1 mile fun walk makes its debut to the venue as well as the return of longtime favorites. Live entertainment on Market Park Pavilion stage and the Courthouse Steps Bluegrass Stage includes Shane Lowe, Stormy & Adrian, Reliance Bluegrass Band, Maziaah Mountain, September Song, Dreams of Kings, Athens Area Children’s Choir and Momentum Academy Dance.
Pumpkintown will also feature the heartfelt events it has become famous for. The famous McMinn Regional Humane Society’s Adopt-a-Thon, Mutt Strutt and Doggie Costume Contest; the Scott Crisp Memorial PowWow; and the Living Heritage Museum Quilt Show are back again along with over 200 craft, food and art vendors.