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HARVEST CELEBRATION
Presented by generous community sponsors

OCTOBER 14, 2017

Saturday 10:00 AM to 5:00 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
  • Little Pumpkin Pals Parade – Saturday at Noon
  • Point Defiance Pirates
  • 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 Tamara Reece 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 - At the Gazebo

11:00 am to 11:30 am

Orting High School Choir

11:30 am to 12:15 pm Susan Murphy
12:15 pm to 1:00 pm Chuck & Linda Worthy
1:00 pm to 2:15 pm Foxley
2:15 pm to 3:15 pm Craig Swanby
3:15 pm to 4:00 pm Kimber Barrett

Car Show Stage – By the Orting Station

10:00 - 10:15 AM Life Christian Drumline Act 1 Theatre Productions - Dancing Scarecrows
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Act 1 theater Productions - Dancing Scarecrows

Cannibal Hamster
12:30 - 1:30 PM Jeweled Scarab Dance Company A Street Blues
2:00 - 4:00 PM The Altai Band Desidia
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM John the Magic Guy (Roaming) Western State

List of Vendors

Craft and Commercial Vendors

Smith Brothers
Joe Pestinger for Mayor
Late in Life Leather Works
2018 Orting Project Grad
Mary Kay-Kelsie Campbell
Lee Six Laser and Design
Fates Thread
Upscale Sports Apparel
Out of Africa
James Lee
Suzie's Toys
Mission Healing Foundation
Medical Center of Orting
Moonspinners
Godmobile
Oh! Fudge
Lularoe-Jessica Guzikowski
Andlean Essence
Tye Dye Mikes

Kari Foysiak
Sugar Dunk
EK Arts
RATJ
Silver Rain
Birdnest Home
Hummingbird's Haven
Barb's Designs
Carrot Cake
Gutter Helmet
Scentsy-Stephanie Boughton
Poppa Jacks
Coastal Aire, Inc.
Veteran's for Peace
Home Health and Sustainability
Jump with Jane
Stranger Danger
Bees in the Burbs
Purdy Organics

Food Vendors

The Pit Stop
Uncle Gizmo's
Conifer Foods/Fishers Scones

Athena's Gyros
The Frybread Factory
Northwest Kettlecorn


Thank you to our wonderful sponsors
who make this event possible

Verizon Wireless
Act 1 Dancing Scarecrows
AmRamp Northwest
Arrow Lumber
Business Solutions Center
City of Orting
Safeway
Cope's Orting Pharmacy
Costco
DataGuide Solutions
Orting Family Chiropractic
IBEW Local 76
Navy Federal Credit Union
McDonald's
T-Mobile
Life Christion Drumline
Les Schwab
Edward Jones Investments
Altai Band

Nunnally Realty Orting
O'Reilly Auto Parts
Orting Chamber of Commerce
Orting Texaco-Brisco Inc
Orting Valley Farmers Market
Point Defiance Pirates
Tim's Kitchen
South Sound Blues Association
Spooner Farms
Sterino Farms
Champion Windows
Jeweled Scarab Dance Company
Worthy Music Ministries
John L. Scott Real Estate
Steve and Andrea Koleszar
Bob's Burgers
Wilford Design, Inc
Orting School District
Gutter Helmet


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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