Bessemer's 39th Annual Pumpkin Festival
September 27 - October 1, 2017
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The contests for this year's Pumpkinfest are described below. Feel free to call respective committee members if you would like additional information.

Saturday, September 30

10:45 a.m. - Pet Costume Contest

Back by popular demand, the Pet Costume Contest takes place in front of the Sophie Street stage.

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Pumpkin Decorating

Pumpkin Square near the info booth. Pumpkins and decorating supplies will be provided.

12:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Pumpkin Bingo

Pumpkin Bingo is open to all ages. Prizes will be awarded. Stop by for a few games.

12:30 p.m. - Pumpkin Bowling

Pumpkin Bowling will be held at the intersection of Sophie and Longyear Streets. Show off your skills. How well can you handle a "ball" that's not completely round. Contest is open to all ages.

1:00 p.m. - Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest

1:30 p.m. - Pumpkin Seed Spitting Contest

Contest will be held on Sophie Street and is open to all ages.

3:00 p.m. - Dairy Queen Treasure Hunt

The Dairy Queen Treasure Hunt will be held in the Dairy Queen parking lot at the corner of Sophie Street and U.S. 2.

3:30 p.m. - Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest

The Pumpkin Pie Eating contest will be take place near the Pumpkinfest Information Booth on Sophie Street (weather permitting). Contestants will be grouped by age: 5 - 8, 9 - 11, 12 - 14, and 15 and up. This is a timed event while eating 1/4 of a pie (the 15 & up age group does so without using their hands) and prizes will be awarded to the first contestant in each age group to finish their pie.