Middletown Home Pumpkin Fest on Sunday, September 16, 2018

Middletown Home Pumpkin Fest on Sunday, September 16, 2018
27 Aug 2018

In support of our continued mission and service to the community, the Middletown Home is excited to announce that we will once again host our largest fundraiser of the year, our Annual Pumpkin Fest!

Pumpkin Fest 2018 will be held on the beautiful campus of The Middletown Home on Sunday September 16, 2018 from 10am – 6pm. The event address is 999 West Harrisburg Pike Middletown, PA 17057. As always, the event is free admission and open to the community.

DOWNLOAD THE 2018 PUMPKIN FEST PROGRAM BOOK HERE. Printed copies will also be available at the event!

This year will be bigger and better than ever before with more vendors, more activities, more food choices and more bands. This is an event you don’t want to miss! Be sure to mark your calendars and plan to come out with the whole family to enjoy the following festivities.

The biggest addition this year is hot air balloon rides! For just $10/person attendees can add on a hot air balloon ride to their Pumpkin Fest experience. And there’s more…

Pumpkin Fest 2018 will feature FOUR (4) terrific bands performing on stage:
  • No Last Call (throughout the day)
  • Pentagon Band (10am-2pm)
  • Erin Cruise and Cruise Control Band (2pm-4pm)
  • The Fabulous Hubcaps (4pm-6pm)
Our venue will include:
  • Old-Fashioned Chicken BBQ in partnership with Lower Swatara Fire Department
  • Pumpkin Fest Beer Garden sponsored by Tattered Flag Brewery & Still Works
  • Special Edition Pumpkin Fest Ale and Bratwurst
  • Homemade baked goods
  • Homemade chicken corn soup
  • Hand-dipped ice cream
  • Wine Tasting sponsored by Olivero’s Vineyard
  • Many, many local and regional artisans
  • Our world famous “Pumpkin Chunkin Contest”
  • Pumpkin Dunkin Booth
  • Face Painting
  • Pumpkin Bowling
  • Barrel Train Rides & Hayrides
  • Build Your Own Scarecrow
  • Pumpkin Painting
  • HUGE Raffle
  • Plus so much, much, more!
Last year we welcomed over 10,000 attendees from Central Pennsylvania and expect an even larger turnout this year for Pumpkin Fest 2018! Limited vendor opportunities and sponsorships are still available. Contact the Middletown Home today to learn more.
As a non-profit 501(c)(3), please be assured that 100% of all sponsorship monies and proceeds from Pumpkin Fest 2018 will further our charitable mission providing care and services for our dear residents who have exhausted their financial resources.

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Gold Level: $10,000 +
Matincheck & Daughter
Capital Blue Cross
Silver Level: $5,000 +
Arko Flooring
Faulkner Subaru
Bronze Level: $2,500 +
UPMC Pinnacle
Emkey Arthritis & Osteoporosis Clinic


  1. michael payne Says: September 6, 2018 at 2:59 pm

    The Pumpkin Fest looks like fun and is also a wonderful opportunity to get together with friends. I do have friends coming from out of town, however we cannot allocate all of our time to a visit. They are huge fans of the Pentagon Band and I’m sure that would be the best time to visit. Can you tell us the time that they will be performing? That would be much appreciated!

  2. Kismet1113 Says: September 6, 2018 at 6:23 pm

    Can you list the times each band will be on stage? Please and thank you!

    • Sure!

      10-2:00 Pentagon Band
      2-4:00 Erin CruiseCruise Control
      4-6:00 Fabulous Hubcaps
      No Last Call will perform throughout the day

  3. Pumpkin Queen Says: September 7, 2018 at 12:12 pm

    Would love to attend this event! Can you give more detail on what activities will be free and where to park? Thank you

    • Hi there! Free activities include hayrides, barrel rides, face painting, pumpkin bowling and most any of the other children activities.

      Food, drink, vendor items, pumpkin chunkin and hot air balloon rides are all a separate cost.

      Parking will be on our lawn or in overflow parking in a nearby parking lot. Upon your arrival you will be directed where to park.

  4. Heather Drake Says: September 13, 2018 at 9:42 am

    I plan on going but would like to plan the visit around the pumpkin chuckin contest. What time does that start?

  5. HI can you tell me the cost for a balloon ride?

  6. Is this event pet-friendly?

  7. R Morgenhauser Says: September 17, 2018 at 2:04 pm

    We went to the Pumpking festival yesterday. It was nice but NOT free. The rides for the kids were way too short. The hayride was more like a hayblink. The hot air balloon ride was a bit of a joke… 5ft up and 5 ft down. Would like to see more adult interests and way more kid rides with longer times. Thanks.

    • Hello – Thank you for this feedback! We always welcome some ideas for how we can continue to grow and improve the Pumpkin Fest. As our largest fundraiser to benefit our residents, we have to be mindful of our costs to produce the event, so a minimal fee for some rides was implemented. Admission and parking is always free and we continue to grow our vendors and collection of bands. We hope you enjoyed your day!

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