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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 07, 2022

Press Release:  Pumpkinfest 2022 Pony Express Museum

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! 

October 08, 2022

Press Release:  Pony School Day at PUMPKINFEST 2022

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! 

OCTOBER 07, 2022

Pony Express Pumpkin Fest 2022 – Call for Crafters and Vendors!

Call for crafters and Vendors….

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This year marks the 26th anniversary of the Pumpkinfest event,

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

Guess what?!  Pumpkinfest is BACK!!!! Call for Crafters & Vendors – 2022

Guess what?!  Pumpkinfest is BACK!!!! Call for Crafters & Vendors – 2022

Lightning of Pumpkinfest Mountain 2021

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

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Past Events

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!