Finding Pumpkins & Festivals

Finding Pumpkins & Festivals


The trees have changed colors, the air is crisp and suddenly I find myself craving warm apple cider while strolling through local fall festivals.  It’s Autumn and our family’s favorite time of the year!  So you can imagine how thrilled I was to come across this great (and FREE) online interactive guide to the best fall festivals in the US by MapMuse: Pumpkin Festival Locator:  an interactive online guide to visiting pumpkin festivals and giant pumpkin weigh-offs this fall season.

Featuring over 220 festivals across the USA, the free map-based application is the largest and most comprehensive pumpkin event locator of its type on the Web.  According to MapMuse owner Mike Pilon, “We strive to ensure that no matter where you live, you can find a pumpkin festival to visit.” For those who aren’t familiar with the concept, pumpkin festivals are family-friendly fairs that exhibit the cream of the local pumpkin crop. Attendees can buy pumpkins to convert into jack-o’-lanterns, stuff themselves on pumpkin pie, observe giant pumpkin weigh-offs, partake in live demonstrations, and enjoy good old fashioned fun and live music. “Not a bad way to spend a day with your kids,” suggests Pilon.

Here’s an example of what one of the maps looks like:

Each Pumpkin Festival is given a dedicated profile page that can be accessed by clicking its icon on the interactive map. The profile page contains pertinent information such as contact details, hours, physical location, visiting tips, photos, and user reviews.

The site couldn’t be easier to use!  Not a bad way to spend a Fall Day, don’t you think?