Get Your Pumpkin on at Bucks County’s Biggest Pumpkin Festival

Doylestown homes are decked out for fall, with friendly scarecrows standing tall next to lampposts, colorful mums lining porch steps, and assortments of orange and green gourds in all sizes and shapes rounding out the décor.

That means that Pumpkinfest is not far away. If you’ve never been, it’s definitely worth a visit. This year’s date is Saturday, Oct. 24. It’s always held on the grounds of the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works, which lend a rather spooky element to the fest as day turns into night. But fear not! It’s meant to be a family-friendly event, so bring the little ones and have fun! The main attraction will be the pumpkins – HUGE ones, at that. We’re talking 100- to 300-pounders. (Wonder how many pies you can bake from those pumpkins?!) About two dozen artist/carvers will set up along the portico of the concrete structure built by Henry Mercer. Visitors can watch them sculpt and carve their works of art during the day, and then view the finished creation as they are illuminated at dusk. It’s quite a sight to see!

Doors open at 2 p.m. and the cost is $20 per carload. Aside from the carving entertainment, there’ll be food, music and other fun activities. CB Cares Educational Foundation will host Pumpkinfest in partnership with the Bucks County Department of Parks and Recreation.