PumpkinFest 2022

This year marks the 26 th anniversary of our popular Pumpkinfest event. Save the dates of October 7, 8 and 9 and come to the Museum and Patee Park to share the fun with the entire family! We will light up Pumpkin Mountain on Friday and Saturday nights at 8 pm. A big thank you to Midwest Central Outdoor for again stepping up and providing the prizes for the children’s annual costume contest, and to St. Joseph Hy-Vee for once again sponsoring the annual children’s parade! As always, it will march on Saturday morning, October 8, at 11 am.


Some of the Main Stage lineup includes the children’s entertainer Dino O’Dell, the Knobtown Skiffle Band, the Phil Vandel Band, BJ and Julia Talley’s music and BJ ‘s magic act, Will Stuck storytelling, Truth Academy Dancers, Tori and Avery Wist, new entertainment and new band Whensday band. Gazebo entertainment includes Creatures by Theresa, Pony Express Therapy Dogs, the Hontz family, Benton High School Orchestra, Hontz Family, Johnson’s Variety Show and much, much, more! What a lineup- come and stay for a while and enjoy the festival and the entertainment!


Please stop by and visit our many vendors during the festival, including Paul Kirkam’s Balloon Art and Evans Carnival rides. Stop by and see some of your favorites from past years. We’re excited to announce participation from several new craft vendors this year – please be sure to stop in and welcome them to Pumpkinfest!


Please bring the little ones on Friday, Saturday and Sunday to the Children’s Tent for free baby pumpkins and decorations or to the Pumpkin Shop where they can spend a little money to purchase gifts for family and friends. The Pony Express Prospectors will be back again this year, demonstrating how to pan for gold and other club activities all three days!


Financial assistance provided by the St. Joseph, MO Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Costume Parade Information

Costume Parade Entry Form

Full Entertainment Schedule

Vendor Information

Welcome Letter Previous Vendor

Welcome Letter New Vendor

Call Letter

Commercial Vendor Application

Craft Vendor Application

Food Vendor Application