South Jersey Apple Fest & Pumpkin Show *Cancelled*
|10/10/2020 - 10/11/2020|
|10:00 am - 5:00 pm|
Update: The 2nd South Jersey Apple Fest, Millville & the 17th South Jersey Pumpkin Show, Woodstown, 2020— have been canceled this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Both events celebrate the fall harvest and bring small business and attendees together at family themed festivals.
“South Jersey’s Apple Fest & Pumpkin Show are mass gatherings and we just can’t run the risk of exposing the visitors, exhibitors, staffing, or the volunteers to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was a difficult and emotional decision,” said Kathy Wright, event organizer.
The Salem County Fairgrounds hosts the South Jersey Pumpkin Show sent out a statement on July 8th about the closing of the Salem County Fairgrounds 2020 as follows.
“Last evening, at our Salem County Fairgrounds Board of Directors meeting, it was voted to close our fairgrounds for the rest of the year. It does not look as though COVID–19 is going to be going away any time soon. We explored ways to keep the fairgoers / visitors safe in crowds and it was the decision of the Fair Board to not hold any more events at the grounds. It was a difficult decision to make. This would have been our 61st year; Dorothy Quirk, Salem Fair Association, Secretary.”
The South Jersey Apple Fest & South Jersey Pumpkin Show events are the latest casualty of the coronavirus pandemic that has caused the cancellations of thousands of events in New Jersey. Current information from the CDC indicates that mass gatherings at large-scale events could potentially put attendees and surrounding communities at risk. Medical experts are predicting that the highly contagious respiratory virus will reemerge this fall or even sooner.
“This is a challenging time for all of us, but with the support of our sponsors, vendors, communities and festival goers, I am encouraged there will be a strong comeback in 2021 for both festivals,” according to Kathy Wright. More information is available on the event website of bkenterprisenj.com or by calling 856-765-0118.
The South Jersey Apple Fest & South Jersey Pumpkin Show are owned by B & K Enterprises, Kathy & Beau Wright of Millville, NJ. Both festivals are self-supporting and made possible by the sponsors, vendors, and attendees admission fees. B & K Enterprises has donated thousands of dollars from the festivals to non-profit organizations since 2003.
This two-day “Festival of Pumpkins” will be held at the Salem County Fairgrounds, 735 Harding Highway in Woodstown. The event has new show hours of Saturday, 10am to 8pm and Sunday, 10am to 5pm. The South Jersey Pumpkin Show has become one of the best ways to welcome the autumn harvest with kids and parents alike.
Festival goers visiting will enjoy pumpkin desserts, Craftsmen booths, Fall
Home Show, fun contests, give-a-ways, wine sampling, food court, NJ Largest Baked Pumpkin Pie, Amusement Rides, pony rides and hayrides around the fairgrounds. The festival will host a variety of live musical acts daily. The giant Pumpkin Pyramid, filled with pumpkins, gourds and mums, represents everything beautiful about the fall harvest. Each year many of our vendors create hand-crafted scarecrows and festival goers are invited to judge our entries.
Saturday activities includes the Decorated Wagons & Stroller Contest and
Adults Pumpkin Toss with over $500 in prize money awarded. The best pumpkin desserts are being sought for the Fun Pumpkin Food contest and free sampling. Saturday will showcase the reading of the Sleepy Hollow legend and the arrival of the Headless Horsemen. The Halloween Costume Contest & Trick or Treat Stroll for kids ages 4-10 begins at 6pm.
Sunday features NJ Giant Pumpkin Weigh Off at 11am. All Breed Fun Dog Show at noon & Little Miss & Mister Pumpkin Show King & Queen Pageant at 2pm. Come search for one of our Halloween Painted Rocks and win amazing prizes.
The Salem County Fairgrounds is located just a few miles from Delaware Memorial Bridge. Admissions is free, parking $5.00 a carload good for both days. Free trick or treat bags, free pumpkins/gourds first 200 kids daily. Event runs rain or shine. Visit the website for details and updates at www.sjpumpkinshow.com.
735 Harding Highway Woodstown, Salem 08098