The Great Pumpkin Drop! Country Creek Produce Farm

The Great Pumpkin Drop! Country Creek Produce Farm

Saturday October 29th, 2022 * 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM
We’re hoisting up an 800 lb pumpkins high in the sky (100 ft in fact) with Digging and Rigging Inc.’s crane and need you to help us count down until we drop it!
Join us on top of the hill at 2:30 PM to see the action LIVE!
Once dropped, you’ll be able to gather up pumpkin seeds so you can plant your own pumpkins or roast pumpkin seeds.
(Bring your own bag to collect the seeds.)
Gather near the Mountain Slides.
Welcomed to anyone with paid admission.
1st Annual Shippensburg Pumpkin Festival

1st Annual Shippensburg Pumpkin Festival

Friday October 21st, 2022 * 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Saturday October 22nd, 2022 * 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Sunday October 23rd, 2022 * 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Free Event – Shippensburg Fairgrounds
You’re invited to the first annual Shippensburg Pumpkin Festival!
Three fantastic days of live pumpkin carving as well as food trucks, fall craft vendors, live music, activities for kids, and more.
Handmade Pumpkin Costume Contest * Pumpkin Eating Contest * Bake Off Competition and so much more!
Find out more at their website
Succulent Pumpkin Workshop, Grayce Gardens, Chambersburg

Succulent Pumpkin Workshop, Grayce Gardens, Chambersburg

Wednesday October 26th, 2022 * 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Fall season is among us!
Succulent Pumpkins make beautiful, festive centerpieces or decoration.
Come join us as we demonstrate how to arrange your very own Succulent Pumpkin, and teach you how to care for the succulents.
Please bring a hot glue gun and gloves if you desire!
Bring along any food and drinks you’d like to enjoy while you create as well, event is BYOB.
Ticket Includes:
– Pumpkin (variety of colors to choose from)
– Succulent cuttings
– Spanish & Green Moss
– Hot glue & adhesive glue
– Seeded Eucalyptus & Purple Celosia
Shop the store at 10% discount the night of this event just for being an attendee!
Tickets are $50 and can be purchased on our website.
This event requires a ticket, and tickets must be purchased prior to the event.
*NOTE: Photo is example only


Pumpkins & Pippins’ Fall Festival Set for October 16 at Pine Hill Recreation Area

Pumpkins & Pippins’ Fall Festival Set for October 16 at Pine Hill Recreation Area

The Institute is Celebrating fall at Pine Hill Recreation Area, on Mentzer Gap Road in Waynesboro, with family fun at Pumpkins & Pippins!

Enjoy live music by Mountain Air, performing a mix of acoustic contemporary folk and pop music. Have lunch from Coco’s Grill or Maddie Ann’s Perogies food trucks, with dessert from our bake sale. Activities include Kid Zone/Yard Games, Pony Rides, StoryWalk® Hike &Activity, and Apple Cider Press Demonstrations.

In addition, visit our craft vendors, and watch the star attraction—the Trebuchet Pumpkin Launcher!

Other fun stuff includes Pie Walk, Pumpkin Patch, Vote for Your Favorite Decorated Pumpkin, and a Raffle (bring some cash!).

YOU CAN enter your decorated pumpkin—carved OR painted—in our Decorated Pumpkin Contest and could win $100! Details here. Or see info at the end of the post. This event is a fundraiser for The Institute, a non-profit organization, stewarding the natural and cultural resources of the Cumberland Valley for more than 30 years.