Burlington Pumpkin Pitch & Harvest Festival

The city’s recreation division returned to work in March 2021 and looks forward to presenting programs adapted to our current state guidelines. Tournaments, facility rentals, and playfield rentals are also impacted. Some of our beloved programs will not happen this year, while others will be added in or modified for participation. Specific updates are listed here, as of May 2021.

Free family festival | Last Saturday in September

Picture this... medieval-looking machines hurling pumpkins through the air, zucchini car races, pumpkin painting, climbing wall 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.

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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 - 1 PM (approx)

Public Viewing 10 AM - 11:15 AM
Opening Ceremonies & Pitch 11:30 AM
Accuracy and Distance Competition follows

Free Kids Zone ALL DAY

Fred Meyer Pumpkin Painting, Pony Rides, Bouncy Houses, Zucchini Car Building & Zucchini Car Races, Touch-a-Tractor Area, Climbing Wall, Kiddie Trains, Activity Booths. All Free.

Food Vendors ALL DAY

Mighty fine vittles from many food vendors.

Free wagon rides to and from parking lot. No admission, activity or parking fees.

Skagit River Park, 1100 South Skagit Street
Burlington WA 98233 | Directions

Would you like to participate in the Pumpkin Pitch?

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:2019 Pumpkin Pitch & Harvest Festival Sponsor logo collage Opens in new window