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14th Annual Pumpkin Fest Celebrates Autumn


Last updated 11/1/2019 at 12:58pm

Jill Brubaker Reigh

Audrey, age 6, and her sister Abby Onishi, age 8, enjoy treats from the Hollidaysburg Women's Club booth while their parents, Kari and Brian pose for fun during PumpkinFest 2019.

Saturday brought a chilly damp start to the 14th Annual Hollidaysburg Borough Pumpkin Fest. But that didn't deter folks from coming out to celebrate autumn and harvest time.

Jill Brubaker Reigh

Jackson Litzenberger practices his shot at Pumpkin Golf while folks in the gallery watch. His mother Sheila is the Office Manager for From the Heart Penn State newly located on Allegheny Street.

Vendors, mostly non-profits, stretched along Allegheny Street for nearly four blocks from Front Street to just shy of the Post Office. Worthy returning organizations included Home Nursing's Healing Patch "Patched Together" program, promoting "A day of music" at the Bavarian Hall in Altoona on November 16th (patchedtogether.com), along with the Scarecrow Workshop by Boy Scout Troop 34 of Hollidaysburg. Tom Scarbro, Scout Master, said this is their only fundraiser each year to raise money for troop activities. New to downtown Hollidaysburg, "From the Heart Companion Service," offered fun for children with Pumpkin Golf to test putting skills.

The rock climbing wall offered thrilling fun, two live entertainment stages offered nearly non-stop music and dancing, and a petting zoo with a very furry angora rabbit, goats and more drew curious children.

As the day continued into the afternoon, rain clouds departed, welcoming blue skies to wrap up a successful PumpkinFest.


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