Friday, October 14, 2016 - 2:00 PM

Pumpkinfest Supports REAL

pumpkin pile

The Lester's have been farming on Brookfield Road in St. John's for 160 years! For the past 15 years, Lester's Farm Market have been hosting a day long family event called Pumpkinfest to celebrate the harvest season. 

Proceeds from the admission go towards the R.E.A.L Program, that provides recreation and leisure experiences to children and youth in financial need, and the Mount Pearl Sport Alliance.

Pumpkinfest is a popular event and to ensure the safety of attendees parking restrictions are in place in the Brookfield Road area during Pumpkinfest on Sunday, Oct. 16. However, a free Park n' Ride is being provided by Metrobus from the NL Housing office at 2 Canada Drive, and is running on a continual basis from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Park N' Ride is free but monetary donations for R.E.A.L. will be accepted on the bus.

Admission for Pumpkinfest
Child: $3
Adult: $5
Family (maximum 5 people): $15

Pumpkinfest Schedule
Registration for the kids contests open an hour before the scheduled event. As for the brave adults, you can sign up for the hot pepper contest throughout the day.

10 a.m. Gate Opens
10:30 Coastal Dance Company 
11 Worm Diggin (kids contest)
11:30 Pie Eating Contest (kids contest)
12:15 Worm Diggin (kids contest)
1:15 Hot Pepper Eating Contest
(adults only)
2:00 Revolutions Dance
2:30 Pie Eating (kids contest)
3:15 Worm Diggin (kids contest)
4:00 Worm Diggin (kids contest)