Great Pumpkin Festival

When and Where

The 13th annual Great Pumpkin Festival will take place on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Gregory Park. The event runs from 1 to 4 p.m., and it's free! The event is for all ages, but children must be accompanied by an adult.

For information contact the Park Office at 218-828-2320.

Age Divisions

  • 7 and Under
  • 8 to 12
  • 13 and Older
There will also be events where parents and guardians will participate with their children.



 The following are some of our activities planned for 2018. 


  • Pie eating contest
  • Pie throwing event
  • Pumpkin rolling races
  • Sack races 
  • Three-legged races
  • Wheelbarrow races
  • Bouncy ball races


  • Baxter Wal-Mart
  • Brainerd Parks and Recreation Department
  • Super Star Status: Winner's Trophy and Engraving, American Legion Post 255
  • VIP Status: Mills Fleet Farm, Brainerd Rotary Foundation, VFW Post 1647, Brainerd Lions Club