Crete's Great Pumpkin Festival

Join us at the Great Pumpkin Festival Oct. 8th in Crete, Nebraska

For the third year in a row, our hometown of Crete, Nebraska, will be filled with pumpkins, scarecrows, and family-friendly festivities during the Great Pumpkin Festival. This year’s festival is Oct. 8 and we’re super excited to be a part of this community event, organized by the Crete Chamber of Commerce.

De'Andre and Meghan were a great help at last year's photo booth.

De’Andre and Meghan were a great help at last year’s photo booth.

Like last year, Postcard Jar will be sponsoring the photo booth, complete with straw bales and lots of pumpkins!

Three generations of women stopped by our photo booth last year for a fun, fall pic.

Three generations of women stopped by our photo booth last year for a fun, fall pic.

You can stop by the photo booth and have us take your picture, or take your own, and it’s FREE! Here are some of our favorite pics from last year.

Crete's Great Pumpkin Festival

Two little girls had a ball at our photo booth last year.

Our friends Ben and Jean pose in our photo booth during the Great Pumpkin Festival last year.

We’ll also be right downtown on Main Street selling Crete postcards and a few postcard jars, so stop by and see us if you’re in town. We’d love to meet you!

We were humbled that one of our readers drove down to the Pumpkin Festival to meet us and check out our Crete postcards!

We were humbled that one of our readers drove down to the Pumpkin Festival to meet us and check out our Crete postcards!

There are lots of other great activities downtown, as well. This year, almost all of the festivities will be on Main Street in Crete, between 13th and 10th Streets. There will be lots of carnival games for kids, a zip line, food court, craft show, farmer’s market, and even a petting zoo.

Kids had a blast playing all kinds of games on Main Street.

Kids had a blast playing all kinds of games on Main Street.

And of course, there will be lots of pumpkins! Main Street is usually lined with pumpkins and you can take a hay rack ride from downtown to Old Mill Park to select and pick a pumpkin of your own.

It's always fun to see the giant pumpkins at the festival.

It’s always fun to see the giant pumpkins at the festival.

There will also be great entertainment in the center of town at 12th and Main Street from noon to 5 p.m. There will be performances by several of our local Doane University groups, as well as the Crete High School drum line and a local favorite, the Gold Star Martial Arts’ Team Velocity. There will be dances, cloggers and polka music, and a pumpkin pie eating contest at 4 p.m. that should be fun to watch.

There are so many great activities for kids at the festival, including face painting.

There are so many great activities for kids at the festival, including face painting.

We’ve really enjoyed Crete’s Great Pumpkin Festival and look forward to meeting new people and seeing this wonderful community come together again this year. If you’re in the area, we’d love to see you in Crete, Oct. 8!

Here’s a look at the schedule of events:

Crete's Great Pumpkin Festival Schedule of Events

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