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Pumpkin Fest will return Sept. 15 with four bands

Posted 8/14/19

The Middletown Home will once again host its largest fundraiser of the year, Pumpkin Fest, at The Middletown Home, 999 West Harrisburg Pike, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday Sept. 15.

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Pumpkin Fest will return Sept. 15 with four bands

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The Middletown Home will once again host its largest fundraiser of the year, Pumpkin Fest, at The Middletown Home, 999 West Harrisburg Pike, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday Sept. 15.

Four bands will perform on stage: No Last Call, Pentagon Band, The River City Big Band, and Erin Cruise and Cruise Control Band.

The venue will include an “old-fashioned chicken barbecue” in partnership with the Lower Swatara Fire Department; the Pumpkin Fest Beer Garden sponsored by Tattered Flag Brewery & Still Works offering a “Special Edition Pumpkin Fest Ale” and bratwurst; and a wine tasting sponsored by Olivero’s Vineyard.

Featured will be more than 150 local and regional artisans; a “Pumpkin Chunkin’ Contest” featuring pumpkins fired by a catapult; caricatures by Neillustrations; face painting; a barrel train; hayrides; build your own scarecrow; pumpkin painting; and a raffle including a 2019 Subaru Crosstrek courtesy of Faulkner Subaru-Harrisburg.

Last year, more than 12,000 attended, and organizers expect an even larger turnout this year.

The Middletown Home is a nonprofit 501(c)(3), with 100 percent of all sponsorship money and proceeds from Pumpkin Fest going toward “providing care and services for our dear residents who have exhausted their financial resources,” according to organizers.