Pumpkin Festival

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Be a part of the community celebration

Promote your business or organization by hosting a pumpkin related event!
Add some pumpkin to your menu – decorate your storefront or yard!
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Fibre Arts Festival
October 17-21

Visit https://espanolafibreartsfestival.ca/ for a complete listing of Fibre Art Events and Workshops

Pumpkin Festival Sponsors

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Schedule of Events

Sat Oct 19th 2019

8-11:30am Pumpkin Pancake Breakfast
$8 adults/$6 children 5-12yrs/free under 5 yrs with purchase of an adult breakfast
Upstairs @ Rec Complex
Hosted by the Hospital Auxiliary

9am Blessings
Blessings from Brenda Roberts of Noojmowin Teg Health Centre
Rec Complex Upstairs at Pancake Breakfast

9-11:30am Pumpkin Games for Families
5 pumpkin themed activities for a chance to win a prize!
Rec Complex Track & Field
Hosted by Our Children Our Future

9am-4pm Fibre Arts Festival Makers' Market
$2 admission
NEW LOCATION: Elks Hall (539 Second Ave) & Espanola Legion (370 Annette Street)

9am-2pm Farmers' Market
NEW LOCATION: Elks Hall (539 Second Ave)

9:30-11am Cultural Craft (18 yrs +)
Cultural Craft with Noojmowin Teg Health Centre
Make tobacco ties & receive a traditional teaching with Jennifer Marenger & Brenda Roberts
For info (705) 869-1564 ext 4262 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Rec Complex Lobby

10am-4pm Hydro Information Session
(Sign up for AFT)  Visit Espanola Regional Hydro to find out how to reduce your electricity bills.
Spin the wheel for a chance to win a FREE LED night light, keychain flashlight or light bulb!
Outside at Rec Complex

10am-4pm Quilt & Stitchery Show
Saturday and Sunday, $8 admission includes tea and sandwiches
128 Park Street

10:30am-12pm Indigenous Games for Youth
With Dakota from Noojmowin Teg Health Centre
Registration required at 705-869-1564 ext.4263 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Track & Field at Rec Complex

11am-12pm Pumpkin Contests
Biggest Pumpkin weighed-in
Smallest Pumpkin weighed-in
Weirdest pumpkin
Best carved or decorated (adults & children categories)
Leave pumpkins for display til 4pm to show them off!
Outside @ Rec Complex
Sponsored by Tim Hortons

11am-2pm Domtar Fun Tent
Join Domtar for a Spider Scavenger Hunt, Fiber painting activity and free Halloween hot chocolate.
Complex Track and Field
Sponsored by Domtar

11am–2pm Holiday Movies
It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown & Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
(alternating movies each 25 minutes in length)
Library Conference Room

11am–4pm PUMPKIN BREW-Ha-Ha Tent
Carve out time for a pint (featuring Manitoulin Brewing Company) & the sounds of Sarah Craig with Jean Yves Bégin for a sultry mix of Jazz & Reggae
Music from 11am-1:15pm

Showponies: The duo of Steve & Sarah Lachance performing easy on the ears music from current pop hits to country classics
Music from 1:45-4pm
Sponsored by Town of Espanola & Rainbow Concert Series
Outside @ Rec Complex 

11am–4pm Pumpkin Pie Poutine Dessert  
Sarah's Food Truck on-site at the Beer Tent
Outside @ Rec Complex

12pm–4pm Face Painting
Face Painting with Caitlin Christakos
Rec Complex Lobby

12pm–4pm Bubble Soccer
Meet your match for a 5 on 5!  Challenge your friends, team or work mates to some friendly body bouncing! (Suitable for persons at minimum 4 feet tall & over)
Outside @ Rec Complex

12pm–4pm Bouncy Castle
Fun for kids of all ages & stages!
Outside @ Rec Complex

1–2pm Free Lions Swim
@ Rec Complex Pool

1-2pm Boogie Mountain & Elite Great Pumpkin Challenge
Race your pumpkin thru the obstacles and take it to the mountain!  Prizes & gourds of fun!
Adults 1–1:15pm
Teens 1:15-1:30pm
Lil pumpkins 1:30-1:45pm
FREE entry/sign a waiver at the start
Hosted by Boogie Mountain & Elite

3-4pm Tea at 3
Enjoy pumpkin treats with traditional tea service & coffee
Admission by donation
Library Meeting Room
Hosted by Save A.B. Ellis Committee

Fibre Arts Workshops
Visit https://espanolafibreartsfestival.ca/ for a complete listing of Fibre Art Workshops available by pre-registration