Friday, September 30, 2016

Crete Plans Great Pumpkin Festival This Sunday, Oct. 2

For years now, the Dorchester Times has advocated bringing back our community's fall festival -- not only as a great event for locals, but as a way to bring in out-of-towners.

We are pleased to see that next-door neighbor Crete is planning its first-ever "Great Pumpkin Festival" set for this Sunday, Oct. 2.

According to a great website created just for this event, Crete leaders are working hard to harvest pumpkins for the town's Great Pumpkin Festival.  

The Great Pumpkin Festival is being hosted by the Crete Chamber of Commerce this Sunday, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Crete's Main Street. It will be a day full of autumn fun. Among the planned activities are: 
  • Hayrack rides;
  • Carnival games;
  • Food court;
  • Great Pumpkin Giveaway;
  • Craft Show and Farmer's Market;
  • Petting Zoo; 
  • Antique Tractor Show; 
  • Zipline and Bouncy Houses; 
  • Walk-Ability Treasure Map; 
  • Great Pumpkin Competition;
  • Pumpkin Drop;
  • Scarecrow Competition;
  • Live Entertainment;
  • Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest;
  • Festival PiƱatas.
Winners of the Scarecrow and Pumpkin Competitions can earn Crete Cash.

The Dorchester Times has been asked to especially urge readers to participate in the tractor show, which will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Both antique tractors and newer tractors are welcome.

For more information about the festival or to become more involved, visit or contact Kayleigh Schadwinkel at

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