The good news is that we had a wonderful opening weekend, setting a record with attendance Saturday night, with 912 people visiting. The weather looks good this weekend, so we hope to have another great night.
The bad news is that our food truck had to cancel tonight due to health issues, so enjoy a snack at Bill’s Boilerhouse Coffee, or eat early or late. We are glad they are following health department rules and are sorry to miss The BBQ Shed’s great food.
With our rainy weather this week, it was touch and go whether we could proceed. It’s looking good out there and we are hoping for the best tonight. If needed, we’ll move some activities to the porch and improvise. The historic mansion will be open to learn about Silvermont’s history, musicians will be playing under the gazebo, and volunteers are ready to go!!
It’s always good to bring a flashlight and umbrella or rain gear, just in case.
Remember, cash or check with ID only. We are working on PayPal, Square and Venmo options but haven’t quite got that up and running yet. Stop by the ATM or bring a check with you.
$5 cash or check admission, babes in arms or strollers free. $5 onsite parking, but nearby there is free parking.
The BBQ Shed can’t make it tonight, but will be there Saturday.
Hope to see everyone stop by this beautiful and fun event. Here are some pics of our brand new The White Squirrel Circus to whet your appetite!!
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The Friends of Silvermont are thrilled to bring Pumpkin Fest back to Brevard, NC the last 4 Fridays and Saturdays in October from 6-9 pm, except Oct 30 is 5-9 pm, following Halloweenfest in downtown Brevard.
The magical lighted pumpkin trail will be joined by a new exhibit, The White Squirrel Circus! including pumpkin headed characters riding a unicycle, doing acrobatics, magic tricks and more!
As usual, the kids activities will keep them busy getting a facepainting, playing on the tennis courts, doing a white squirrel scavenger hunt, and more. Food will be provided by The BBQ Shed and Bill’s Boilerhouse Coffee. We have done well this year in having more volunteers step forward, but would love to have more. If you can spare a few hours to help, contact Maury Bandurraga at firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-862-5984, We appreciate all the many volunteers who make the event possible, and help us raise money to help improve and maintain the park and historic mansion.
The music this year will be fantastic:
Music schedule 6-9 pm except Sat. Oct. 30- 5-9 pm
Music- 6-9 pm
Oct. 8- Byrd and Crows
Oct. 9- McIntosh and the LionHearts
Oct. 15- Big Eyed Rabbit
Oct. 16- The Outside Dogs
Oct. 22-23- Nikki Talley and Jason Sharp
Oct. 29- Two Step Too
Music- 5-9 pm
Oct. 30- Unpaid Bill and the Bad Czechs
Hope you can spend a night with us this October! We look forward to seeing you, and please tell your friends.
If you are on Facebook, check out the Silvermont Park or the Pumpkin Fest at Silvermont Park in Brevard, NC facebook pages.
If we have severe inclement weather, we will notify you on this website and on the Facebook pages.
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Pumpkin Fest is coming to Silvermont Park in Brevard Oct 8-30 (8 total Friday and Saturdays 6-9 pm except Sat Oct 30 5-9 pm). Friends of Silvermont needs your help as volunteers to put it on. Each night we are open takes 25 volunteers to help with set up, parking, kid’s activities (games, costume/photo op, white squirrel scavenger hunt), tear down of tents and activities.
Each volunteer receives 2 free tickets to use another night and free parking the night they volunteer. If you are interested and able to volunteer (sitting, standing or walking jobs available), please contact email@example.com or call me at 862-6984. I can provide more info about roles and opportunities.
If you are available during the day to help with set up and lighting, that work starts Saturday Sept. 25 at Silvermont and continues thru Oct 8. A core team will work each day, and appreciate any help you are able to give. All money raised goes to help improve and maintain the Silvermont park and historic mansion.
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The last weekend of Pumpkin Fest 2019 at Silvermont in Brevard is coming up! Fri Oct 25, 7-9 pm and Sat. Oct 26 from 5-9 pm after spectacular Halloween Fest in downtown Brevard.
Friday night musicians are “The Outside Dogs”, a name change from Tommy Anderson and Friends. Saturday night, Nikki Talley will play from 5-7 and North Carolina Slim and the Dangerous Gentleman from 7-9 pm.
Friday night food is Tin Roof Pizza, the BBQ Shed and Bill’s Boilerhouse. Same on Saturday except Tin Roof Pizza can’t be there.
If it rains, the event will still be held, but bring an umbrella to walk the lighted pumpkin trail. Music and activities will be in the mansion and on the big porches. A flashlight is also handy.
$5 parking per car, $5 admission per person (we don’t charge for babies in arms or strollers). Cash or check with id only. Free parking on nearby lots and street.
Feel free to dress in costume if you like!
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Last few days we’ve been getting tons of questions about whether dogs are allowed at pumpkin fest. Silvermont is a county Park, so dogs are allowed on a
leash and if owners pick up after them. That said, we have a lot of kiddos of all ages, so hopefully the dogs are well behaved around the kids. We’ve been getting 700 plus folks a night, so they should be well behaved in crowds or come early or late to have a quieter time.
The only place in Silvermont Park the dogs can’t go is inside the historic mansion, unless it is a trained service dog.
We’ve gotten a lot of questions about rain and the impact on the event. We will still be open, even if it rains. Bring an umbrella to walk the lighted pumpkin trail. The historic mansion will be open to learn about the history of the park and house. Music, face painting and pirate costume photo op will be moved to the porch. The only thing significantly impacted will be games on the tennis courts. Corn hole, chalk drawing will be done under the portico on the side of the house. Coloring pumpkins will be done inside.
So yes, folks, the show will go on! Here are some pics from last night.
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Looking forward to weekend 2 for Pumpkin Fest. Returning food providers are Tin Roof Pizza, The BBQ Shed, and Bill’s Boilerhouse (coffee and snacks).
For music, we have a great weekend coming up. Sheila Byrd with Byrds and Crows will replace Marc Brown and Friends on Friday night Oct. 18, and Marion Boatwright and Friends will play Saturday night, Oct. 19.
Both nights, the event starts at 7 pm and goes to 9 pm. Lots of activities for kids, families and those who enjoy this time of the year. The lighted pumpkin trails are beautiful. $5 admission and $5 onsite parking, cash. You can park for free on nearby streets or Comporium lot after hours. Benefits Friends of Silvermont.
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Thank you to all the great folks who supported and enjoyed pumpkin fest the first weekend. We had a record breaking attendance the first night! Thank you to our musicians and their fans for doing a great job, Hammond George and Unpaid Bill and the Bad Czechs.
We were happy that the Asheville citizen times newspaper named it as top fall festival in their weekend special. People are driving from two hours away and telling us it’s worth it. One local family comes every night. We have a new kids activity this year, dress up like a pirate photo op and people are loving it.
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Lots of folks enjoyed the lighted pumpkin trail, music, food, visiting the historic mansion, and of course the wonderful kids activities. Face painting and games are popular as always, and of course the white squirrel scavenger hunt. New this year are temporary tattoos and dress up like a pirate! Folks also enjoyed Bills Boilerhouse coffee and snacks, Tin Roof Pizza and The BBQ Shed. Here are some pictures of the displays!
Monday, September 30 is the start of set up for Pumpkin Fest 2019. Here are some pictures of the Pumpkinteers working hard today.
Thank you so much to the Schenck Job Corp and 14 other volunteers who showed up to work hard at Silvermont Park today setting up the displays. If you are interested in helping, there are lots of opportunities for all types of skill levels and abilities.
If you are in the Silvermont Park over the next month, please don’t let little kids kick or hit the pumpkins, as they are fragile.