MainStreet Dayton recently released the schedule for 2021 PumpkinFest, which is slated for Friday, Oct. 29, and Saturday, Oct. 30, in downtown Dayton.
On Friday, Oct. 29, from noon to 9 p.m., food and craft vendors will be set up on the Rhea County Courthouse lawn, and downtown merchants will have sidewalk sales and in-store sales until 8 p.m.
At 5 p.m. the Punkin Chuckin Contest will be held on the courthouse lawn, followed by the Child’s Movie Night on the courthouse lawn stage, with a showing of “Spookly the Square Pumkpin.”
From 6 to 7: 30.m., Brandon Maddux will perform on the Centennial Park Stage, followed by Johnson’s TaeKwonDo at 7:30 p.m. At 8 p.m., Movie in the Park at Dark will be held with a showing of “Monster House.”
Festivities resume on Saturday, Oct. 30, with the Muddy Pumpkin 5K Mud Run on Market Street, beginning at 9 a.m.
From 1 to 3 p.m. festival-goers can register for the Costume Contest at Centennial Park, and registration will also be held for the Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest from 2 to 3:30 p.m., also at Centennial Park. The Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest begins at 3:30 p.m., and the Costume Contest begins at 4 p.m.
There will be entertainment throughout the evening on Saturday on the Centennial Park Stage with Center Stage Dance at 2 p.m., Boots and Roses at 5 p.m., Abounding Grace at 5:30 p.m., Moon haven Studio at 7 p.m. and Mother Legacy at 8 p.m.
For more information, visit www.mainstreetdayton.org or call (423) 775-9847.