‘Pumpkin Day’ this Saturday at the Enterprise Farmers Market

October 10,2023

Celebrate the season of pumpkin pies and jack-o-lanterns this Saturday at the Enterprise Farmers Market during the annual “Pumpkin Day.”

The free, family-friendly event will start at 7 a.m. as vendors open their booths.  Mayor William E. Cooper and local pageant queens will welcome everyone at 8 a.m., followed by themed activities.

Pumpkin painting will start at 8:30 a.m. and continue while supplies last.  Participants can enter their colorful creations into the Pumpkin Painting Contest, sponsored by Alabama Ag Credit.  Winners will be announced around 11:30 a.m.

Pumpkin Day will also feature a new twist on an old fall carnival tradition.  Rather than a traditional “Cake Walk,” everyone is invited to participate in the “Fall Treat Walk” which will start at 9:30 a.m.  Participants of all ages can walk in a circle as festive music is played.  When the music stops, participants stand beside the closest numbered cone.  A number is randomly chosen and whoever is standing next to the corresponding cone will win a treat from the table, which includes cakes, pies, cookies, nuts and more.

More than 30 farmers, bakers and crafters will fill the Farmers Market pavilion and grounds with seasonal produce, farm-fresh beef, kettle corn, baked goods, local honey, organic soap, leather goods, carved wood products, jewelry and more.

For more information about Pumpkin Day, or to be a vendor or sponsor, please contact Kay Kirkland, City of Enterprise Special Projects Coordinator at (334) 406-1394.