The streets of Meadville are expected to be lined with hundreds of people Saturday as residents usher in the fall tradition of pumpkin picking.   Click to hear KMZU’s Chelsea Wade talk with Spokesperson Lori Shiflett:

Lori Shiflett

Information from

7:00-9:00 FFA PANCAKE/SAUSAGE BREAKFAST (At Community Center)
7:00 Craft Booths Start Setting Up-Amanda Myers 660-938-4172
9:00-10:00 Baby Show Registration- Ashley Thieme 660-247-0553
9:00-12:00 Studio Em Taking “Fall” Pictures at the Park
9:30 Pumpkin Contest -Natalie Jarboe 660-938-4788
9:30 Pumpkin Pie Baking Contest -Lori Shiflett 660-938-4554
10:00 Street Games
10:00-1:00 Petting Zoo
10:00 Apple cider making
9:00-2:00 Quilt Show in Meadville Baptist Church -Joyce Baker 660-247-2008
9:00-4:00 Craft Booths in Strickler park
9:00-4:00 Class activities in Strickler Park -Natalie Jarboe 660-938-4788
10:00 Baby Show
10:30 Registration begins for parade -Shirley Shiflett 660-247-3129
12:00 Parade starts
1:00 (After parade) Free Will Donation Lunch at Community Center. Provided by Pumpkin Festival Committee
1:00-3:00 FFA Hayride
1:00 Pedal Tractor Pull
3:00 Lip Sync- Angie Hamilton 660-938-4676

Instructions for Events

CRAFT BOOTHS- Amanda Myers 660-938-4172. Booths will be open from 9:00-4:00. Setup in Strickler Park starting at 7:00. For more information or to register call Amanda Myers.
BABY SHOW- Ashley Thieme 660-247-0553. Contest will be in Strickler Park under the shelter house. $1.00 Entry Fee; Prizes awarded; Open to ages 0-5 yrs.
PUMPKIN CONTEST- Natalie Jarboe 660-938-4788. Registration begin at 9:00-9:30 in Strickler Park. Categories will be Best Carved (bring your pumpkin already carved), Best Painted, Biggest Pumpkin, and Smallest Pumpkin. Prizes awarded for 1st and 2nd in each category.
PUMPKIN PIE BAKING CONTEST- Lori Shiflett 660-938-4554. Registration 9:00-9:30 in Strickler Park. Categories will be Youth (18 & Under) and Adult (19 & over). Pies will be donated to noon lunch. Prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd.


Seniors- Dunking Booth
Juniors-Ice Cream Floats and Grease Pig Contest
8th Grade-Bean Bag Toss and Cake Walk
7th Grade- Jail
5th and 6th Grade- Bake Sale and Winter Basket Raffle
FCCLA- Safetyville (*At tennis courts. Bicycle safety for kids pre-k thru 2nd grade) and Face Painting

PARADE- Shirley Shiflett 660-247-3129. All marching bands $50; Floats 8′ or longer $15, $10; Mini Floats $15, $10; Horses Single Rider $5, $3, $2; Hitches $10; Largest Saddle Club $25; Antique Cars $15, $10; Antique Tractors $15, $10; Best Decorated Bicycle $5, $3, $2; Best Decorated 4-Wheeler $5, $3, $2; Adult Clown (19 & over) $10, $5; Kid Clown (18 & under) $5, $3; Machinery $15.
LIP SYNC- Angie Hamilton 660-938-4676. Registration from 2:00-2:45 under shelter house at Strickler park.*$5.00 Entry Fee.
STREET GAMES- Will be held on the street between Community Center and Strickler Park.