COLLECTOR PUMPKIN FESTIVAL

COLLECTOR PUMPKIN FESTIVAL

Sunday 7 May 2017 is the day when food and fun are rolled into one big event that is known throughout the region as “Pumpkin Day”!
In the small rural village of Collector we think autumn is the best season of the year. Nothing beats the autumn colours and the crisp country air as it mingles with the aromas of oven baked pumpkin scones and hot pumpkin soup. Best of all, the arrival of the cooler weather marks the time to relax and enjoy a day out with all the family at the Collector Village Pumpkin Festival.
Like the giant pumpkins that are the centrepiece of this quirky event, the Collector Village Pumpkin Festival has grown from a small seed into something as big as it is colourful. With loads of free activities for all the family, entertainment galore and vibrant market stalls, you can be assured of having the best day out ever when you come to the Pumpkin Festival.
Fun things to do: roll a pumpkin to win a prize or climb aboard an original Cobb & Co Coach for a free ride around the local sports ground. Browse among the market stalls that line the festival precinct for that special gift, build a scarecrow using a pumpkin and straw, visit the farm animal petting paddock or meander through the hay bale maze.
If it is entertainment you want, we have all- day live music and performances by local and interstate artists, buskers, pipes and drums bands and demonstrations by working rescue dogs. You will also find displays of quilts and local history inside the original stone churches that were built by the pioneering families of this rich farming district.
Food, food, glorious food! Pumpkin scones, pumpkin pies, pumpkin soup, gourmet pumpkin pizzas and even pumpkin ice cream! You will also find traditional Aussie BBQ’s and food stalls with international flavours and freshly ground coffee to tempt the taste buds.
The Collector Village Pumpkin Festival is a community-ran event with all profits returned to the community. With full ATM facilities, plenty of car parking and more pumpkins than ever, the Collector Village Pumpkin Festival is a ‘must see’ event – Sunday 7th May; 10 am to 4pm. Entry: adult = $10, seniors = $5 and children (15yrs and under) FREE!