It Must Be Fall In Sarasota – Fruitville Grove Is Having It’s Annual Pumpkin Fest!
Our 31st annual Pumpkin Fest is a family friendly event going on it’s 31st year. We offer this event with free admission and free parking to the community to give everyone an opportunity to come enjoy a day filled with a wide variety of activities.
This year we will have The Torres Family Circus with a 12:00pm and 3:00pm show every day of the festival.
We are featuring a brand new attraction – horse drawn carriage rides by Sweet Southern Horse and Carriage!
Back by popular demand there will be the Enchanted Unicorn Encounter where kids and adults alike are able to have their photo taken with the gorgeous Lady Isabeau.
For the first time – we are hosting an Around the World Food Truck Rally, with cuisines featured from all over the globe! This rally will be October 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 20th, and 27th. Our Pumpkin Fest Food Truck Rally will be hosted the remaining weekend dates of October 19th and 26th.
And look at all these activities throughout the festival!
Antique Model A Car Show October 5th 10:00am-3:00pm
Suncoast Blood Bank October October 19th 10:00am-12:00pm
Children’s Costume Contest (Free to enter) every Saturday at 2:00pm
Pie-Eating Contest (Free to enter) every Sunday at 2:00pm
We will have a Kids Fun Zone with zip line, pony rides, face painting, mini train ride, pumpkin painting, hay rides, hug-a-goat, enchanted unicorn encounter, hold-a-pig, and butterfly garden. Experience the day to day activities available each weekend of the fest.
The festival will run every weekend of October and the fest hours are 10:00am-5:00pm.
The store and pumpkin patch remains open during the week for all your fall decorating needs, store hours during the week are 9:00am-6:00pm. More info on event here.
Photos from Fruitville Grove
Antique Model A Car Show, Around the World Food Truck Rally, Children's Costume Contest, Enchanted Unicorn Encounter, free admission, free parking, Kids Fun Zone, Lady Isabeau, Nadia Taylor, Pie-Eating Contest, Pumpkin Fest Food Truck Rally, Suncoast Blood Bank, Sweet Southern Horse and Carriage, The Torres Family Circus