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HARVEST CELEBRATION
Presented by generous community sponsors

OCTOBER 8, 2016

Saturday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM


Pumpkin FestOrting Pumpkin Fest Features:

  • Food & Beverage Booths with Pumpkin Menu Items
  • Live Entertainment for All Ages on Two Stages
  • Rod & Custom Car Show
  • Games, Bounce House, & Amusements for Kids
  • Orting Valley Farmers Market
  • ACT 1 Theatre Productions - Dancing Scarecrows
  • Arts and Crafts Vendors in the Park
  • “Fin” - the 25’ Salmon on Display
  • Little Pumpkin Pals Parade – Saturday at Noon
  • Point Defiance Pirates
  • Free Bus Tours to a Local Farm
  • Cinderella Pumpkin Carriage
  • Little Pumpkin Pals Parade
    (The Little Pumpkin Pals Parade is open to kids in pumpkin-themed costumes to parade on the Foothills Trail from the Bell Tower to Route 66 Pizza and back to the gazebo. Prizes will be awarded to all children who enter the parade.
    Check in for judging and entries will be done at the info booth by the bell tower.)

We would like to thank the City of Orting and all our vendors, sponsors and our dedicated group of volunteers from the Tacoma Events Commission who produce this great festival each year. We'd also like to thank Worthy Ministries and The Puget Sound Music for Youth Association who provided live entertainment on two stages. Thanks to Michael Freeman of AMRAMP who provides our stage each year. Also, thanks to the Pt. Defiance Pirates who excited the crowds throughout the day. A special thanks to Richard Valensia, Maria Anderson and Nick Roberts from I.B.E.W. Local 76 (electrical union) who provided the power needed for our vendors and entertainment stages. A special thanks to Patty Villa of the Orting Valley Farmers Market for bringing the market to this year’s event along with a tour of a local farm via a shuttle bus. Thank you Rose Calvin, for coordinating the Little Pumpkin Pals Parade again this year. Please take the time to see all the pictures from this year's event. See you next year!

LITTLE PUMPKIN PALS PARADE ENTRIES WANTED

Little Pumpkin Pals Parade

Children ages 2 to 12 are invited to enter the Little Pumpkin Pals Parade along the Foothills Trail. Rules and registration forms are available at the booth by the bell tower starting at 11:00 a.m. Saturday Oct. 10th before the parade starts. The event is intended to be a casual and fun way to involve young children and their families in the festive spirit of the Pumpkin Fest. Kids are encouraged to wear festive costumes or attire that celebrates the pumpkin theme (not Halloween). It's easy to participate. The organizers just want kids to come and have fun! It's the most important parade rule.

The Parade Route: The parade will begin near the bell tower at Train Street and run to Route 66 Pizza on the Foothills Trail the full length of Orting City Park to a grand conclusion and introductions at the gazebo.

Assembly Time is 11:00 a.m., Saturday. The registration table will be at the beginning of the parade route, near the bell tower, located on Train Street, in Orting. Participants must register to be eligible for prizes. For judging, entry numbers will be assigned to each child and it must be displayed on clothing so it can be seen while the child is participating in the parade.

Costumes: Participants should try to wear something that is representative of the pumpkin theme.

Parade Rules: An adult must accompany each parade participant at all times and assist them on and off the Gazebo Stage. Adults need not be in costume, but it would be nice.

Judging: An independent team of judges will select the entries they feel are most representative of the spirit of the Orting Pumpkin Fest. They will be looking to see who is having the most fun and can make people in the audience smile, clap or cheer - just by waving at them! The judges will be looking for kids who could even make a pumpkin smile. Winners will be announced immediately after the parade and prizes will be awarded in three age groups.

Options: Participants may ride decorated bikes and tricycles or ride in a decorated wheelbarrow or wagon pulled by the parent or guardian. Judging will be based on costumes/clothing, not on the mode of transportation.

Event volunteers are still needed.
Please visit the volunteer page on FreedomFair.com to sign up.


Worthy Music Ministries'
Family Stage Schedule

10:30 am to 11:15 am Orting High School Choir
11:15 am to 11:45 am Swing Low
11:45 am to 1:00 pm Foxley
1:00 pm to 1:30pm Susan Murphy
1:30 pm to 2:00 pm Jennifer Denison
2:00 pm to 2:30 pm Cuzins
2:30 pm to 3:00 pm Chuck Worthy
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm Martin Henry Project

ROVING MAGIC SHOW

All Day

John the Magic Guy will be performing his magic show to the crowds at the Orting Pumpkin Fest. John the Magic Guy performs the very old street performing art called "Busking". A "busker" builds a crowd, performs an act, then passes the hat for tips.

John the Magic Guy

Car Show Stage – By the Orting Station

11:00 AM
12:15 PM
ACT 1 Theatre Productions - Dancing Scarecrows Act 1 Theatre Productions - Dancing Scarecrows

Bands below provided by the Puget Sound Music for Youth Association

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM Cannibal Hamster
(Classic Rock and Rock)
Cannibal Hamster
1:30 - 2:30 PM A Street Blues
(Blues and Rock)
A Street Blues
3:00 - 4:00 PM Desidia
(Rock and Pop)
Desidia
4:30 - 5:30 PM Western State
(Alternative Rock)
Western State

List of Vendors

Craft and Commercial Vendors

A Painter Pastime
Barb's Designer Crafts
Body and Brain Tacoma Yoga and Tai Chi
Bridgespan Health
Creek Valley Creations
Cutco Cuttery
Damsel in Defense
Dancing Bee Apiary
Fancy Farm Goods
Focal Point Designs
Globe Thistle Art Studio
Godmobile Ministry
Gutter Helmet
Home Spun Design Co
John the Magic Guy
Kathy's Creations
Keibar Kreations
KG Studios

Leaffilter North of Washington
Myssies and Kimberz
Nancy's Crochet
North Star Essentials
Oh Fudge
PCC Farmland Trust
Private Party
Red Service LLC
Sam's Club
Say that with Signs
Simple Creations
Smith Brothers Farms
Suzie's Toys
The Crazy Crocheter
Upscale Sports
Vintage Vogue
What's Hot
Winay Arts

Food Vendors

Duris Concessions Inc.
Hot Revolution Donuts
Humble Spuds
Irishman Enterprises
It's Espresso on The Go
Orting Valley Senior Center

Orting Valley Senior Center
The Frybread Factory
The Sunshine Tiki Hut
Resilient Concessions
Kiwanis Club


Thank you to our wonderful sponsors
who make this event possible

4G Wireless/Verizon
Act 1 Dancing Scarecrows
AmRamp Northwest
Arrow Lumber Buckley
Banner Bank
Business Solutions Center
City of Orting
Coffee News
Cope’s Orting Pharmacy
Costco
DataGuide Solutions
Orting Family Chiropractic Wellness Center
IBEW Local 76
Leavitt Group Northwest
McDonalds
MetLife Insurance
Mountain Valley Mtg.

Nunnally Realty Orting
O’Reilly
Orting Chamber of Commerce
Orting Texaco
Orting Valley Farmers Market
Pioneer Self Storage Orting
Point Defiance Pirates
Puget Sound Music for Youth Association
Rainbow Connection Early Learning Centers Orting
Rogers High School Key Club
Safeway
South Sound Blues Association
Spooner Farms
Sterino Farms
The Russell Family Foundation-Puyallup Watershed Initiative
Tacoma Weekly
Timber Tavern
Worthy Music Ministries

Orting Pumpkin Festival 2015 Photo Gallery

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Orting Pumpkin Festival 2012 Photo Gallery

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Event Documents & Forms

Event Documents and Forms are updated for 2016

Show and Shine Car Show Registration Form (PDF)

Sponsorship Opportunity Info (PDF)

Vendor Information Letter (PDF)

Vendor Application Form (PDF)

Outdoor Electrical Services Form (PDF)

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