Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival set for weekend

Friday, October 10, 2008 | 6:00 a.m. CDT; updated 4:17 p.m. CDT, Saturday, October 18, 2008


What: Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Where: Hartsburg, 25 miles south of Columbia off U.S. 63 on state Highway A.

You’ll find: Arts and crafts, food vendors, games, pony rides, musical entertainment, holiday decorations, a pumpkin patch, pumpkin carving, pie-eating competitions, hayrides, apple butter, kettle corn,craft demonstrations and a straw maze.

Weather: Partly cloudy with a high around 80 degrees, low around 60 degrees both days.

Parking: City officials encourage carpooling because a late harvest season has resulted in reduced space for vehicles in town. Trams run both days from the parking areas to the edge of town.

ATM: American Legion Hall


8:45 a.m. Crowning of the king – Orval Lenger
9 a.m.: Parade
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Mick Byrd and Bonus Track
3 to 5 p.m.: Roadhouse Fiddle


9 a.m.: Church service
11:30 a.m.: Spiritual Strings
12:30 p.m.: Out of the Valley
1:30-3 p.m.: Praises to Him
3-5 p.m.: Nashville Church

*All performances will be held at the gazebo.

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