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!
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.
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.
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.
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!