Burlington Pumpkin Pitch & Harvest Festival
Free family festival | Last Saturday in September
Picture this... medieval-looking machines hurling pumpkins through the air, zucchini car races, pumpkin painting, pie eating challenges and pony rides just to name a few… and it's all free. That's right, free family fun for all ages at the annual Burlington Pumpkin Pitch & Harvest Festival.
Every last Saturday in September, the City of Burlington and their Parks & Recreation department creates a community event to remember.
Touch base with the Pumpkin Pitch Facebook event page for updates on the trebuchets, the teams and all the festivities.
The Pumpkin Pitch began in 2002 as a way to bring the community together and to celebrate fall in a most unique way. Burlington is a spectacular place to bring your family for fun. You'll find something for everyone at this event. See you at Skagit River Park in Burlington in September.
Pumpkin Pitch 10 AM - 2 PM (approx)
Public Viewing 10 AM - 11:15 AM
Opening Ceremonies & Pitch 11:30 AM
Accuracy and Distance Competition NOON
Free Kids Zone ALL DAY
Fred Meyer Pumpkin Painting, Costco Pie Eating Challenge, Pony Rides, Activity Booths, Inflatables & Zucchini Car Races, Touch-a-Tractor Area. All Free.
Pie Eating Challenge 2 - 3 PM Sign up early at the Costco Booth in the Kids Zone. Limited spots available! 2 PM 5-8 yrs ¼ of a pie (8 spots) | 2:20 PM 9-12 yrs ½ a pie (8 spots) | 2:40 PM 13-17 yrs ½ a pie (8 spots) | 3 PM 18+ years ½ of pie (6 spots)
Food Vendors ALL DAY
Mighty fine vittles from sublime food vendors
Free wagon rides to and from parking lot. No admission, activity or parking fees.
1100 S. Skagit Street
Burlington WA 98233
Would you like to participate in the Pumpkin Pitch as a competitor? Sponsor? Reporter? Contact event coordinator Christi Kinney by phone at 360-755-9649 or by email with "Pumpkin Pitch" in the subject line. You can also download an application packet for details:
- KidZone Participation Request Packet (PDF)
- Pitch & Festival Sponsorship Packet (PDF)
- Media Request Form (PDF)
- Trebuchet Team Application Packet (PDF)