October 1  Pumpkinest is held the first Saturday of October each year in conjunction with the Ryan Norlin Memorial Giant Pumpkin Weigh Off; one of the largest Midwest weigh offs.  At the weigh off you will see pumpkins of record breaking size!   The Pumpkinfest downtown offers food and merchandise vendors, games for the kids,a 5 K race, crowning of the Prince and Princess,  horseshoe tournament, big wheel races, pumpkin carving exhibition and lots of other activites that lead up to the Main event- our Pumpkinfest Parade starting at 2:15 with the raffle drawing immediately following!   Fun for the whole family!