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Presented by generous community sponsors

OCTOBER 10, 2015

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
  • Games, Bounce House & Amusements for kids
  • Bring a carved or peculiar pumpkin for display
  • Arts and Crafts vendors in the park
  • Amramp Northwest Car Show Stage
  • Point Defiance Pirates
  • 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

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. 11th 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 to sign up.

Worthy Music Ministries'
Family Stage Schedule

10:00 am to 10:45 am Orting High School Choir
10:45 am to 11:15 am Jasmine Fuller
11:15 am to 11:45 am Chuck Worthy
11:45 am to 12:15 pm Jennifer Denison
12:15 pm to 1:00pm Charles & Kathleen Batchelor
1:00 pm to 2:45 pm Foxley
2:45 pm to 3:15 pm Swing Low
3:15 pm to 4:00 pm Susan Murphy
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Martin Henry Project


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

10:45 AM
11:45 AM
1:15 PM
ACT 1 Theatre Productions - Dancing Scarecrows Act 1 Theatre Productions - Dancing Scarecrows
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Music Works for Veterans
12:00 - 1:00 PM Alyx & Nick
Alyx Phippen & Nick Sandy

Bands below provided by the Puget Sound Music for Youth Association

1:30 - 2:30 PM Suite Clarity
Suite Clarity
3:00 - 4:00 PM Noise Deluxe
Noise Deluxe
4:30 - 5:30 PM Electric Monkey
Phat Daddy and the Zone

List of Vendors

Craft and Commercial Vendors

A Painter Pastime
A Peek at the Past
Acupuncture Center
Anytime Fitness
Bees Creation
Bizzy Bee Honey
Capitol Hill Candle Co.
Cookie Lee
City of Orting
Orting Police Department
Cosmetics, Gifts & Collectibles
Dancing Bee Apiary
Direct TV
Dolls are so Fun
Edward Jones
Godmobile Ministry
Gutter Helmet
Helen Weiss
John the Magic Guy
Julie Madden

Kandles by Ang
Lattice and Ivy
Leaffilter North of Washington
Natures Finestoils LLC
Oh Fudge
Orting Dental Center
Pike Place Nuts
Private Party
Puget Creek Restoration Society
Quentin Holt Candles
R.Y. Designs
Say that with Signs
Silpada Designs
Smith Brothers Farms
South Sound Outreach
Special Sparkles
Suzie's Toys
Tami Crampton
The Crazy Crocheter
Tons of Fun
Veterans for Peace
Wyndman Vacations

Food Vendors

Bridgespan Health
Irishman Enterprises
Pull My Ear Concessions

Puyallup Sunrisers Kiwanis Club
Rogers High School Key Club
Sunshine Tiki Hut

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors
who make this event possible

Act 1 Dancing Scarecrows

American West Bank

Amramp Northwest

Anytime Fitness

Bridge Span Health

Business Solutions Center

City of Orting

CoffeeTime News

Copes Pharmacy


DataGuide Solutions

Edward Jones Investments

First Love Antiques

High Cedars Golf

I.B.E.W. Local 76

Jacqueline McMahon, Atty

John L. Scott

Ken Wolfe

Learning Sprout Toy Store

Maia Santell

Maris Farms


Met Life

Nielsen Concessions

Nunnally Realty

Orting Chamber of Commerce

Orting Chiropractic

Orting Dental Lab

Orting Schools

Orting Texaco

Pat Wilson

Pioneer Self Storage

Point Defiance Pirates

Rogers High School Key Club


Spooner Farms

Sterino Farms

Tim’s Kitchen

Timber Tavern

U.S. Bank

Worthy Music Ministries

Wyndham Vacation Ownerships

Orting Pumpkin Festival 2012 Photo Gallery

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Event Documents & Forms

Event Documents and Forms are updated for 2015

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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