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Pumpkinville 2018

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30th Annual Pumpkinville 
Saturday, October 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Happy Rolph's Animal Farm - 650 Read Road

A fun filled family fall festival with plenty of FREE games, activities and entertainment including: pumpkin carving, scarecrow building, bouncers, hay dive, crafts, facepainting and so much more!

*Some activities have nominal charge and are indicated below

  • Free shuttle bus from Grantham Lions parking lot to and from event
  • Accessible parking available at Happy Rolph's parking lot

*Mary Brown's Chicken & Taters Fall Family Photobooth

Stop in to the big brown barn to capture your fall family photo! 

Betty Lou Photography will be on site with a beautiful set of  bales of  straw with pumpkins and flowers to create a picture perfect backdrop for a family photo.

A nominal charge of $5 per photo will apply for this activity.

Photos will be distributed on site as well as delivered to your smartphone through SMS technology!


Meridian Credit Union Pumpkin Patch


 Pumpkins, Pumpkins, Pumpkins! Don't forget to visit the Merdian Credit Union Pumpkin Patch to pick up your plump pumpkin


Pumpkin Carving Contest

Join us for a pumpkin carving contest! Bring your creative ideas and carve out a cool jack-o-lantern. Use your free family pumkin that the first 500 families receive at the gate or for guaranteed entry please bring your own pumpkin. Carving supplies will be provided.

Your pumpkin creation will be judged at 1 p.m.

FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre will be on site again this year with great prizes for the winners in each category (Scary, Funny, Children's Only) and something for everyone that participates in the activity.


Niagara Ice Dogs - Scarecrow Building

 Join us in a fun fall activity and build a scarecrow! 10 Scarecrow building stations will be available and scarecrows will be disassembled shortly after completion. Supplies will be provided such as stakes, straw, twine and clothing options. But feel free to bring any additional clothing items if you wish.

Take your own photo with your scarecrow once complete.

Hay Dive


Join in the fall fun at the Hay Dive activity. Search through the giant pile of "hay" and find a coloured stick! Exchange the coloured sticks for a small treat with the volunteers at the activity.

Please note: we use straw for this activity for allergenic purposes.


Way to Grow Daycare - Craft Table

 Stop by for a fun craft with the team from Way to Grow Daycare and take home a fall themed item.

Inflatable Bouncers


Come have a bounce, slide or climb on the inflatable bouncers! Bouncers for toddlers and young ones available.

Other great things to do and see


Dena's Discovery Table

Stop by the pumpkin discovery table and learn all about pumpkins! There are always special treats for those who stop by and participate in the activity.

Face Painting

Stop by and have a fun fall or Halloween design painted on your face. Please note there is a limit to 2 small designs per person. We do not paint an entire face or paint near eyes, nose or mouth areas.

Temporary Tattoos

Stop by for a temporary tattoo! Lots of fun designs to choose from including Halloween scars and more!

Stilt Walkers

Say Hello to our Scarecrow and Fall Princess stilt walkers while you are here!


*Pony Rides 

 Join us for a pony ride!

Atkins Pony Rides will be on site offering rides for children for $5.

Photos of your child on their pony ride will also be offered for sale on site.

*Food Vendors

On site will be several food vendors including:

  • Country Boys Mobile Food Service (burgers, hotdogs, fries etc)
  • Roberto's Pizza
  • Shriners Creek Popcorn (kettle popcorn)
  • Marble Slab Creamery (ice cream)
  • Port Weller School Bake Table (baked goods)
  • Niagara Region Water Wagon (complimentary water - bring a refillable bottle)

Volunteer Opportunities

Sign up to volunteer at this event here.

Volunteers are needed on Saturday, October 13 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location: Happy Rolph's Animal Farm, 650 Read Rd., St. Catharines

Volunteers can expect to help with a variety of duties ranging from setup and tear down and helping with one of the many activities going on.

Mandatory training session the week before (Wednesday, October 10th, 4pm-6pm) off site.


Rain Policy

This event is rain or shine. Please dress appropriately as the entire event is outdoors in a park setting.  

If Pumpkinville is cancelled due to severe weather we will post information to the City's social media feeds by 9 a.m. the day of the event. Please follow our Facebook page or Twitter feed for cancellation notices and updates.

Thank You 2018 Sponsors!

 Mary Browns

 Meridian Credit Union
Niagara IceDogs      Way to Grow Daycare logo

 Bass Pro




 Niagara Inflatables logo





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