This year’s festival is a little different.  Due to COVID the main event is cancelled.  We are still trying to keep some of the spirit alive though! 

Pay attention to the news section and on facebook for more info around what is happening!

Waterford Pumpkinfest is a yearly event hosted by the Waterford Lions & Lioness to celebrate our community and help raise funds for community projects.  Pumpkinfest is a family event with activities for young and old alike

  • Fireworks
  • Parade
  • Pumpkin Pyramids
  • Marketplace (Craft Show)
  • Car Show
  • Spookhouse
  • Pumpkin Carving Contest
  • Kids Zone
  • Live Bands
  • Learning with Lexi
  • Birds of Prey Demonstration
  • Craft Beer and Cider Showcase
  • Soapbox Derby
  • Midway
  • Outdoor Vendors
  • Scavenger Hunt(Online)
  • Official Pumpkinfest Clothing
  • And more!!!

Your Pumpkinfest Committee for 2020

  • Chair (Lions) – Matt Suckel
  • Chair (Lioness) – Sandra McDonald
  • Treasurer – Rob Welsh
  • Bands and Stage – Ken Gillingwater
    • assisted by Tom Homeniuk
  • Car Show
    • Nick Schira
    • Al Nutbrown
    • Bordan Tchegus
  • Clothing
    • Gisele Vervaet
    • Lorna Hyrvoyevich
  • Fireworks – Brian Holden
  • Kids Zone
    • Bill Banfield
    • Jennifer Welsh
  • Midway – Bill Moore
  • Magazine and Advertising
    • Doug MacKenzie
    • Al Hagerman
  • Marketplace
    • Valerie Carroll
    • Mary Lynn Schira
    • Marnie Seiveright
  • Outdoor Vendors
    • Renee Jarvis
    • Alex Vervaet
  • Parade – Jim McEachren
  • Pumpkin Decorating Contest – Jennifer Ondrich
  • Street Decorating
    • Pat Hexamer
  • Other Committee Members
    • Renee Owens
    • Mary Ann France
    • Barb Gagne
    • Paul Hyrvoyevich
    • Todd Matthews

Who benefits from Waterford Pumpkinfest?

Below is a list of a few places where funds from the Waterford Lions and Lioness Pumpkinfest are allocated:

  • Norfolk General Hospital
  • Local Public School Nutrition Programs
  • Canadian Medical Alert Bracelet Donations
  • Norfolk Association for Community Living Van
  • Lions Foundation Guide Dogs
  • Waterford Food Cupboard
  • Guide Dogs Canada
  • Grand Erie School Bursaries
  • Lions Student Exchange
  • Camp Trillium Rainbow Lake
  • Local Minor Sports including Tricenturena Skating Club & Waterford District Minor Hockey
  • Special Needs Programs including special needs items for families
  • Brownies/Girl Guides
  • Beavers/Cubs/Scouts
  • Backpack Program
  • Project Pride
  • Youth Exchange
  • Christmas Families Baskets
  • Sick Kids Hospital
  • Waterford District High School Breakfast Program

Our Latest News

Pumpkinfest 2020

So yes, the main festival is not happening this year. That doesn't mean we can't try to keep some of it's spirit alive!

For this year, we are doing a few things.

  1. The house and business decorating contests will be proceeding!
  2. There is a new pumpkin decorating contest where we will be taking entries on our facebook page!
  3. We are doing a custom sale of a specially designed Pumpkinfest shirt(short and long sleeved)

More info coming very soon!

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A big thank you to this year's sponsors!