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About Waterford Pumpkinfest

Learn more about Waterford Pumpkinfest

Our mission

Waterford Lions Pumpkinfest is a 100% volunteer-run community festival that celebrates our unique agricultural heritage and diversity. The festival is a multi-day family event with something for every generation. Live Music (all 3 days), a Huge Car Show, Soap Box Derby, Decorating Contests, Artist Marketplace, Fireworks, a parade, a spookhouse and so much more. The whole town is involved with events at the Legion, Waterford Heritage and Agriculture Museum as well as the Old Town Hall Stage. Our aim is to keep everyone engaged and entertained while sharing our cultural activities with not only our local community but out-of-town visitors as well. Friends from near and far are welcome!

Our values

  • Strive for excellence
  • Respect the history of the PumpkinFest Festival by preserving our traditions
  • Showcase local artists and musicians
  • Engage our youth
  • Respect
  • Accessibility
  • Equity, diversity and inclusion

Who benefits from Pumpkinfest

Funds from Waterford Lions Pumpkinfest are distributed to local organizations, including:

  • 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