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Friday Night opening ceremony and lightning of Pumpkinfest Mountain 2021”, with Harrison, Joseph, and Henry Smith, with Kailee and Dr Michael Smith. Mignon DeShon passed the torch of lightning the mountain to her great grandsons.

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October 09, 2021 10:00AM

Press Release: Pumpkinfest 2021 Children’s Costume Contest and Parade

As promised, we left the lights on for you until Pumpkinfest 2021.  Guess what?!  The Pumpkinfest Children’s Parade is BACK!!!! 

October 9, 2021 10:00AM

Download 2021 PARADE ENTRY FORM

PONY EXPRESS MUSEUM PUMPKINFEST 2021 ANNUAL PARADE

Sponsored by ST. JOSEPH Hy-Vee

Costume Parade on October 9, 2021

October 08, 2021 08:00 AM

2021 PF Mountain Press Release

Pumpkinfest is BACK!!!!  After going virtual in 2020, the Pony Express Museum is excited to announce the dates for Pumpkinfest 2021! 

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Lightning of Pumpkinfest Mountain 2021

Friday Night opening ceremony and lightning of Pumpkinfest Mountain 2021”, with Harrison, Joseph, and Henry Smith, with Kailee…

2021 Pumpkinfest Full Entertainment Schedule

PUMPKINFEST 2021 ENTERTAINMENT: This is the 25th year for our fall festival. Come celebrate Pumpkinfest with family and friends!

Pumpkinfest 2021 – Free Family Fun for Everyone

Pumpkinfest 2021- Free Family Fun for Everyone

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OCTOBER 12, 2018

The 22nd Annual 2018 Pumpkinfest

The 22nd Annual 2018 PumpkinFest, a family-focused festival sponsored by the Pony Express Museum
in St. Joseph, MO opens at 5 PM Friday…..

OCTOBER 12, 2019

PUMPKIN MOUNTAIN 2019

There are 125 carved logo pumpkins, 700-800 pumpkins carved by School Children.

September 17, 2020

Press Release:  Pumpkinfest 2020 Costume Photo Contest

Pumpkinfest 2020 will not happen on grounds at the Pony Express Museum.  The Pumpkinfest Committee has a new and exciting way to connect: a virtual costume contest!