Healdsburg Farmers’ Market 37th Annual Pumpkin Festival and Costume Competition!

October 05, 2021

Healdsburg Farmers’ Market

37th annual Pumpkin Festival and Costume Competition!


8:30am noon (market hours) 8:30-10:30 (event hours) Contact: Janet Ciel
707 824-8717

The Healdsburg Farmers’ Market’s 37th annual Pumpkin Festival combines carving skills, pumpkin decorating and racing abilities, and a costume contest to win market bucks and great prizes donated by local businesses.

Multiple competitions at this event give festival goers an opportunity to let their creativity shine and win great prizes. The traditional pumpkin “car” race requires entrants to decorate a small pumpkin, insert wheels into it, so it can be raced down the market track. Prizes are given for decoration, and market bucks are won by race heat winners.

Another competition revolves around pumpkin carving. Participants can carve on site, with pumpkins provided by the market, or they can bring a pumpkin they carved from home.

A third event is a costume contest. No pre made costumes or kits allowed.
Market customers are the judges. Every visitor is given the opportunity to vote for their favorites.

Prizes are donated by a host of local businesses, as well as the market itself, which gives out lots of “market bucks,” which are good at any vendor’s booth.

The Healdsburg Farmers Market, at 43 years old, is one of the original twenty-two farmers’ markets in the state of California. The quality is exceptional, with over 90% of the growers farming within 20 miles of the market. Besides fresh, local and mostly organic produce, the market has an excellent variety of seafood, meat, baked goods, breads, delicious prepared food, and a beautiful selection of handmade craft. In fact, concurrent with the festival, the market hosts dozens of additional craft vendors for our Fall/Holiday Craft Market.

For more information please refer to our website:, call 707 824-8717 or email

Janet Ciel, Market Manager, (707) 824-8717

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