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Presented by generous community sponsors

OCTOBER 12, 2013

Saturday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM


Pumpkin FestOrting Pumpkin Fest Features:

  • Food & beverage booths with pumpkin specialties
  • Live entertainment for all ages on two stages
  • Worthy Music Ministries Family Entertainment Stage
  • Rod & Custom Car Show
  • Salmon BBQ, salmon and environmental exhibitors
  • Games, Bounce House & Amusements for kids
  • Bring a carved or peculiar pumpkin for display
  • Bring a pumpkin recipe item for judging
  • Arts and Crafts vendors in the park
  • Miniature Horse Parade and Display
  • Little Pumpkin Pals Parade – Saturday at noon
    (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 by age group. Check in for judging and entries will be done at the info booth by the bell tower. Sponsored by Rainbow Connection Early Learning Centers)

Bring Your Appetite!

The Orting Pumpkin Fest is primarily a food festival featuring items on the menu with pumpkin as a main ingredient. A few examples might be pumpkin sloppy joe burgers and chili dogs, pumpkin milkshakes, pumpkin pie, brownies and cider, pumpkin spice cotton candy, pumpkin fudge, pumpkin smoothies, caramel apples, elephant ears with pumpkin butter, pumpkin pizza, pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin cheese cake, cream cheese pumpkin rolls, kettle corn, and more. Everything is not pumpkin flavored - other good non-pumpkin flavored food and beverages will be available too.

Along with the great food is free entertainment on the Gazebo Stage and the Car Show next to the Orting Station.

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. 8th 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

Worthy Music Stage

Performance Schedule

10:00 am to 10:30 am Orting High School Choir
10:30 am to 11:15 am Tony Easterly
11:15 am to 11:30 am Jasmine Fuller
11:30 am to 12:30 pm Jet Cities Chorus
12:30 pm to 1:15 pm Susan Murphy
1:15 pm to 2:30 pm Foxley
2:30 pm to 3:00 pm Swing Low
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm Dylan & Dulcinea Hatch
3:30 - 4:00 pm

Upward Bound in the Fifth Dimension

+ Special Guests

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm Along the Way

Car Show Stage – By the Orting Station

THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

11:00 AM - NOON Jeweled Scarab Dance Comp
Billly Ray Russell
12:00 - 1:00 PM Alyx Phippen
(Modern)
Alyx Phippen
1:30 - 2:30 PM Thai Barker
(Blues)
Thai Barker
3:00 - 5:30 PM Jasper Wilson
(Classic Rock)
Jasper Wilson

Orting Pumpkin Festival 2012 Photo Gallery

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Event Documents & Forms

Event Documents and Forms are updated for 2014

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)


Thank you to our wonderful sponsors
who make this event possible

Anytime Fitness

Edward Jones Investments

Met Life

Orting Texaco

Orting Chiropractic

Timber Tavern

John L. Scott

Copes Pharmacy

First Love Antiques

High Cedars Golf

American West Bank.

Safeway

McDonalds

BSC Solutions

Costco

Maris Farms

Spooner Farms

Nielsen Concessions

Orting News. Com

City of Orting

CoffeeTime News

I.B.E.W. Local 76

Orting Schools

Rogers High School Key Club

Orting Chamber of Commerce

Ken Wolfe

Learning Sprout Toy Store

Pat Wilson

Amramp Northwest

DataGuide Solutions

U.S.Bank

Worthy Music Ministries

Maia Santell

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