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48th Year for Huntsburg Pumpkin Festival 

Group photo of Huntsburg Pumpkin Festival Committee: (back row, l to r) Mark Pegritz, Michele Saunders, Marissa Tucker, Todd Frank, Nancy Saunders, Aaron Brewer, Matt Welch, Jackie Willams, and Mark Pegritz, Jr. (front row, kneeling, l to r) Alan Graham, Shawn (UH Pet Pal), Chris Peace, Diane Hunt, Janez Berk, Ashley Berk, and Judy Rogers (standing). Not pictured: Jessica Jackson, John Varner, Cindy Judd, and Rory Judd. (MP Photo/Colleen Lockhart)

The Huntsburg Pumpkin Festival committee invites everyone to attend the 48th annual Huntsburg Pumpkin Festival at the intersection of Routes 322 and  528 on Saturday, Oct. 7 and Sunday, Oct. 8.  Mark Pegritz returns for the second year as president with a full committee of 20 volunteers who have long time experience in their responsibilities.  Everything is falling in place for another successful year.

Enjoy the pancake breakfast from 8:30 until 11:30 a.m. both days.  Cost will be $6 for adults, $5 seniors $3 children ages 5  to 12 and children under 5 are free. Vendor food is available all day.

This year’s attractions include pumpkin queen and junior pumpkin queen, tot king and queen, Jungle Terry, classic cars, crafters, K-9 demo, University Hospital pet pals, hobo bingo, kid’s parade and pumpkin roll.  Enter some old fashioned competition with baking, decorated and carved pumpkins, pumpkin pie eating, apple peeling, bubble blowing, nail pounding, rock toss, and egg toss. See live performances on both days by Fort Huntsburg Country Band,  Raelynn Debevits, Wendy and Rachel Thomas, Bagpipe performance by Geauga Highlanders, The Usual Suspects Band, the Cardinaires, and Cardinal School marching band.

The Pumpkin Run is held on Sunday and starts at 9 a.m. Registration begins at 8 a.m. in the former Grandview Golf Club parking lot. Entry fee is $15 with a free T-shirt to the first 50 to enter.

The parade forms on Sunday at 2:15 p.m.  This year’s theme is “A Salute to Educators” to spotlight past and present faculty from Huntsburg and Cardinal Schools.

There is no entrance fee and entertainment and attractions are free.  A shuttle operates from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with parking available at the Huntsburg Baptist Church and the Huntsburg Recreational Park.  Please obey all parking signs.  For general information and schedule of events, check



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