Update on Pumpkin Fest

Friends of Silvermont Volunteers and Members:

Our Pumpkin Fest 2022 event held over four weekends in October was a huge success! We had more than 5,600 paying attendees over the eight nights of the event. This was down slightly from last year’s total, which was likely boosted by lack of competition and post pandemic cabin fever. Friends of Silvermont grossed over $34,000 from the 2022 event. This success is largely due to our many volunteers who turned out like never before. Thanks to better outreach and coordination we had at least 60 volunteers working each night and about 250 different people involved in helping prepare, execute and teardown the event. We had tremendous participation by local high school students as trail actors and helping with numerous other tasks. For those of you on this distribution who participated, THANK YOU! We literally cannot do it without you.

An update report on our Pumpkin Fest results was also recently submitted to the Transylvania county tourism development authority by the FOS board.

As always, thank you for being a Friend of Silvermont,

Erik Rasmussen

Friends of Silvermont Board, President

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