Guess what?!  Pumpkinfest is BACK!!!!

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Press Release

As promised, we left the lights on for you until Pumpkinfest 2021.  Guess what?!  Pumpkinfest is BACK!!!!  After going virtual in 2020, the Pony Express Museum is excited to announce the dates for Pumpkinfest 2021!  This year marks the 25th anniversary of our popular event.  Save the dates of October 8th through the 10th to share family fun at the Museum and Patee Park.  The children’s costume parade is Saturday the 9th at 11 am.

Main Stage entertainment includes the Baker Family, children’s entertainer Dino O’Dell, the Knobtown Skiffle Band, the Phil Vandel Band, BJ Talley’s magic act, and Will Stuck storytelling and book giveaway.  Gazebo entertainment includes Creatures by Theresa, Pony Express Therapy Dogs, and the Hontz family, and much more!

Check out the food trucks, craft vendors, Paul Kirkham’s Balloon Art, Evans Carnival rides, and much, much more!  We light Pumpkin Mountain on Friday and Saturday nights at 8 pm.

As always, Saturday and Sunday include special activities at the Children’s Tent.  Come see The Pony Express Prospectors demonstrate panning for gold all three days.

Financial assistance provided by St. Joseph, MO Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Please visit the Museum website at,, or the Pony Express National Museum Facebook page for a complete schedule of Pumpkinfest 2021 events.

Contact Cindy Daffron at the Museum: 816.279.5059, 800.530.5930 or

***Subject to cancelation as mandated by local regulation***

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