2022 Pumpkin Fest Poster for Hendersonville Lightening Ad- Opening Night Friday October 7 at 6 pm!

Pumpkin Fest is supported by the Transylvania County Tourism Development Authority

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Fabulous Article on Pumpkin Fest and History of Friends of Silvermont Saving the Historic Mansion and Helping Improve the Park and Mansion from the Hendersonville Tribune Last Week

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Pumpkin Fest Returns in 2022 at Silvermont Park in Brevard- All the Details Are HERE!!!

Dates and Times:  Fri and Sat Oct 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, and 28 from 6-9 pm and Sat. Oct. 29 from 5-9 pm (following Halloweenfest in downtown Brevard).

Family friendly and fantastic artistic fun or great date night with beautiful lighted carved pumpkin displays on a short walking trail, talented local musicians, food trucks and coffee house, games, storytelling, face painting, white squirrel scavenger hunt, and the Silvermont historic mansion open for tours.  The new 2021 “White Squirrel Circus” display returns, as well as 18 other lighted pumpkin displays such as Butterfly Garden, Pirates Cove, Under the Sea, Witches Garden, Ghost Circle, Totem Garden, and more.  A new 2022 exhibit has been developed by Friends of Silvermont’s Pumpkinteers that ties throughout many of the other exhibits- Syd, The Lost Little White Squirrel, searches for her family.  Several photo-op sites will also be set up throughout the Pumpkin Fest Displays.

Fine gravel trail works well for strollers but does not meet ADA standards for wheelchairs. Pumpkin Fest is a Fundraiser for Friends of Silvermont to help maintain and improve the Silvermont Park and historic mansion.   

Location- Silvermont Park 364 E. Main St. Brevard, NC 28712.    Admission $5 per person (2 and over) cash or check with ID.    Cost to use credit/debit is $5.25 per person. 

Onsite parking cost $5 cash per car.     Free parking is available offsite on nearby streets and at church and Comporium parking lots one or two blocks away.   Handicap sticker- free parking onsite.

Music and Food Schedule:

DateTimeMusic ScheduleFood Trucks plus Bill’s Boilerhouse or Cup and Saucer- Drinks and Cookies Every Night
Oct. 7    Friday6-9 pmNikki Talley and Jason Sharp    Toasted Cuban, BBQ, Jenny’s Minis Donuts
Oct. 8    Saturday6-9 pmNikki Talley and Jason SharpFeta Flav and Big Pasta, Glykalogy Donuts
Oct. 14    Friday6-9 pmMcIntosh and the LionheartsBBQ and Big Pasta, Glykalogy Donuts
Oct. 15   Saturday6-9 pmBig Eyed RabbitToasted Cuban and Feta Flav, Glykalogy Donuts
Oct. 21    Friday6-9 pmTwo Step TooBBQ and Big Pasta, Jenny’s Minis Donuts
Oct. 22    Saturday6-9 pmUnpaid Bill and the Bad CzechsUsual Suspects Sandwiches, Big Pasta, Jenny Minis Donuts
Oct. 28   Friday6-9 pmByrds and CrowsHaus Heidelberg, BBQ, Jenny’s Minis Donuts
Oct. 29   Saturday5-9 pmThe Outside DogsToasted Cuban, Big Pasta, Glykalogy Donuts

Website:     https://silvermont.org/     Facebook:  SilvermontPark:    https://www.facebook.com/silvermontpark/    For questions or to volunteer, contact Maury Bandurraga at 828-862-5984 or Pumpkinfestbrevard@gmail.com

We especially need able bodied folks to help with parking each event night, and folks to help with tear down and move-out October 30 and 31 and November 1-3. Lunch provided on move-out days.

Press release:  October 3, 2022                  

Pumpkin Fest at Silvermont in Brevard is Supported by a Grant from Transylvania County Tourism Development Authority

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Getting ready for 2022 Pumpkin Fest!!!! Looking for volunteers!!!

Here are pictures from last Friday July 8, with Friends of Silvermont Pumpkin Fest volunteers repairing pumpkins to get ready for 2022 Pumpkin Fest at Silvermont in Brevard.   

Pumpkin Fest is a community event and fundraiser for Friends of Silvermont to improve and maintain Silvermont Park and the historic mansion.   2022 will be our 7th year!

If you are interested in volunteering this year to help us get ready, or working during the event (last 4 weekends of October), please email Maury at pumpkinfestbrevard@gmail.com and let us know how you want to help.

During the summer, we repair and paint displays and build new displays;  carpentry and painting skills are needed.   

Saturday, September 24 is move-in and setup day.   Further setup takes place from Sept 25- opening day October 7.

During the event, we have both sitting and walking/standing roles, including several booths, parking, host at the historic house, white squirrel costume and greeter, storytelling, and more.  

If you helped last year, you will be contacted in Aug – Sept to find out if you are interested and available to help this year.   Thank you for your interest in helping.

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Last weekend of Pumpkin Fest at Silvermont Park, Brevard NC !!! Oct 29 Friday 6-9 pm we’ll have music- Two Step Too and food trucks- Flat Rock Pizza and Levi’s Lunch Box plus Bill’s Boilerhouse Coffee. Sat after Halloweenfest 2021 , we start at 5-9 pm. Music-Unpaid Bill and the Bad Czechs; food trucks- Feta Flav and Levi’s Lunch Box plus Bill’s Boilerhouse Coffee. Lighted pumpkin trail, kids activities. $5 admission each person not carried or in stroller. Plus $5 car onsite parking, but free parking in church and comporium lots one block away. Cash or check with ID only.

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Two more weekends of Pumpkin Fest to go!!

Nikki Talley and Jason Sharp are the musicians both Friday and Saturday Oct 22/23. Hours 6-9 pm at Silvermont Park.

Bill’s Boilerhouse Coffee will provide snacks, coffee, tea and hot chocolate each night.

Food trucks are:

Oct 22- Flat Rock Village Pizza and Levi’s Lunchbox

Oct 23- Twisted Roots and Levi’s Lunchbox

Brevard High School and Rosman High School students and Parks and Rec Youth Council are some of our great volunteers who staff booths and games and do some trail acting to make the event even more fun.

$5 admission (cash or check with ID) except for babies/toddlers in strollers/arms. $5 per car for onsite parking, but free parking nearby.

We had a recent question about whether we had a trick or treating aspect- the answer is NO. No candy for kids (we do have a stash for our volunteers, but don’t give them out to the kids, sorry). Take the kids out halloween night to get all the chocolate and candy they want…

But we do have a lot of other fun activities- walking the lighted pumpkin trail, white squirrel search (prize at end), face painting, games on tennis court, story telling, driveway chalk drawing, coloring pumpkin pictures, photo ops with Silversteen family costumes, and a dress up costume photo booth. The only thing that costs money once you get in the event is if you want to buy light sticks, or give the face painters a tip, or buy food or beverage.

Also have gotten questions about dogs. It is a county park, so dogs on leash are allowed, but since there are SO MANY KIDS, we ask that they behave well around a lot of kids please….

Any other questions???

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Great coverage from Transylvania Times today!

Photo by Alex Perri

Last Saturday, Carrie Blair greets Pumpkin Fest goers at the entrance in her best witch costume.

Pumpkin Fest continues this Friday and Saturday at the Silermont Park in Brevard. The festivities are held from 6-9 p.m. The cost for Pumpkin Fest is $5 per person admission (cash or check with ID). Babes in arms or strollers get in free.

The cost of onsite parking is $5 per car, but cars with valid handicapped placards or licenses can park for free. Nearby street, church and the Comporium lot (after hours) parking are also free….

Lots of great pics- check it out!!

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Good News, Bad News

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.

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Tonight is the first night of Pumpkin Fest!!!!!

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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Pumpkin Fest Returns! Fridays and Saturdays in October 2021! October 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 and 30

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 pumpkinfestbrevard@gmail.com 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 2021 is Coming!!!!! Volunteers Needed

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 pumpkinfestbrevard@gmail.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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No 2020 pumpkin fest due to covid19

We are so very sorry to announce that we cannot hold Pumpkin Fest this year due to covid19. Most of our volunteers are older and high risk, and we can’t do it without them.

To make up for it, we are expanding to 4 weekends (Fri. And Sat.) In October 2021. We are also building new displays. Please come back in 2021 for a bigger and better Pumpkin Fest!

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Oct. 25-26 last weekend for pumpkin fest 2019!

 

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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Are dogs allowed at pumpkin fest?

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.

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Rain or not, the pumpkin fest party will still go on!

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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