23rd Annual Allardt Great Pumpkin Festival

and Weigh-off, Saturday, October 4



Allardt's 23rd Annual Great Pumpkin Festival and Weigh-off is set for Saturday, October 4, 2014. (One day only.) Food and crafts vendors will be set up in Allardt's Bruno Gernt Park all day.  (Allardt is in the Central Time Zone.)


Pre-Festival Event – Pumpkin Festival Beauty Pageant, Saturday, September 27 - 9:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Jamestown Community Center (next to York Institute). Open to any age-appropriate individuals. Entry Fee $25/$5 Photogenic. Return Entry Form and fee to Neat Repeats (101 N. Main St., Jamestown) by 3 p.m., Thursday, September 25, or mail to 1303 Hensley Rd., Jamestown, TN 38556 by September 22. See the Fentress Courier for entry form or download the form at www.allardtpumpkinfestival.com


Pumpkin Run - Registration 7 to 7:45 a.m. at Allardt School with start time at 8 a.m. Categories of entry are 10K run, 5K run, 3K, and 1 mile Fun Run. Entry fee is $15 for the 10k, 5K, and 3k, and $5 for the 1 mile Fun Run. (Family rate three or more entries $40 total). Sponsored by HallÕs Family Pharmacy and York Skills USA. Download the run form at www.allardtpumpkinfestival.com


Festival Kick-off Ceremonies –10 a.m. at Allardt City Hall. This year's Great Pumpkin Festival King and Queen will be announced along with presentation of Pumpkin Festival Beauty Contest winners.


Children's Costume Contest - 10 a.m. on stage at City Hall lawn. Registration at 9:30 a.m. Categories: Ages 0-2 years; 3-5 years; 6-8 years; 9-12 years; and group. Any costume theme acceptable. No live animals, please. Sponsored by Progressive Savings Bank.


Weigh-Off of Pumpkins and Other Vegetables – Register your pumpkins, squash, watermelons, and other vegetables from 8 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. at the SandyÕs Diner building. Entry fee $10. The actual weigh-off will take place there between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.  Allardt is an official GPC weigh-off site.


Pumpkins- First place - $1000 (2nd – 10th place – $400, $300, $200, $100, $50, $25)

Watermelons - First place - $600 (2nd – 5th place – $300, $200, $100, $50)

Green Squash -First place - $400  (2nd – 5th place – $300, $200, $100, $50)

Prettiest Pumpkin - $100

The big pumpkin winner must ride in the parade or be disqualified. See rules and regulations at www.AllardtPumpkinFestival.com.


Clyde and Zelia Stephens Memorial Auto Show and the Motorcycle Show  - Both presented by the Push Rods Car Club (Bernie Murphy 931-397-1848). Registration Saturday from 8 a.m. – noon at the 4-Way Stop in Allardt. $10 registration fee. Bernie MurphyÕs webpage and more info: www.under1981.com/CARSHOW.html. 


Antique Tractor Show - 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Gernt Lumber Yard behind Allardt Land Company.  Coordinators Bryan Edwards (931-704-1241) and Dustin Garrett (931-397-2546) in charge. Participants will receive commemorative plaques or trophies.


Pumpkin Festival Parade - 3 p.m. This yearÕs parade will feature the Oneida High School Pride of the Tribe Marching Band and the Scott County High School band.  As usual, parade entries will line up on the Baseline Road. To line up, follow Highway 52 E from Allardt past the orange water tower to the Les Franklin Road. Turn left at the Les Franklin Road. Then enter the Baseline Road from the Les Franklin Road only. The deadline for entries is noon Thursday, Oct. 2. Call  Tammy Smith 931-704-6530 to register and for additional information. 


Entertainment – A variety of singers and musicians on stage at Allardt City Hall beginning at 12:30 p.m. William Bilbrey, Entertainment Chairman.


Crafts and Food Vendors  - Bruno Gernt Park, all day. (All vendors not set up in the park and who have not paid the fee must purchase a vendor's permit for $50 at Allardt City Hall and keep it at their site during the festival.)


Fireworks over Allardt about 7 p.m.     ~    Free Parking and Free Admission


Weigh-off and Festival Sponsors and Contributors: Dilip N. Joshi, MD, Hall Family Pharmacy, Allardt Land Company, Patton Insurance, Fentress County Farm Bureau, Fentress Courier, Progressive Savings Bank, SouthEast Bank, Union Bank, Clarkrange Drug Center, Fentress County Chamber of Commerce, First Volunteer Bank, Volunteer Energy Corporation, Tom Potter-Attorney at Law