20211016

Thanks to sponsors and contributors .... BIG changes coming for 2022 Allardt Pumpkin Festival

 

THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO HELPED MAKE THE OCT. 2 FESTIVAL ONE OF THE BIGGEST AND BEST EVER .... AND BIG CHANGES COMING IN 2022.
 
The festival committee and the City of Allardt extend a grateful thank you to all the sponsors, contributors, vendors, and volunteers who helped make the 2021 Allardt Great Pumpkin Festival and Weigh-off such a resounding success.
 
It was a record breaking, awesome day in so many respects. Pumpkin growers wowed us with the two giant entries weighing over 2,000 pounds each, breaking weight records for the Allardt event. The pumpkin entered by Robert Cyrus, at 2,194 pounds set a new record for the state of West Virginia.
 
We’re dreaming about that world record pumpkin that may make his appearance in 2022. All things are possible now that we’ve broken the 2,000-pound barrier. With the increase in sponsorship and prize money, we expect even more entries in the Weigh-Off; therefore, we will be moving the Weigh-Off location to the East side of the Allardt Elementary School parking lot. This will provide needed space and improve the safety of spectators as well as provide a smooth surface for the tow motor to move those giants around.
 
In an effort to downsize the crowd a little and cut back on the traffic, we will be moving the Clyde and Zelia Stephens Memorial Auto Show to the Saturday following the actual Festival and Weigh-Off, which is always the first Saturday in October. This move will also allow the Auto Show to move to the paved parking lot at Allardt Elementary. 
 
We realize there is always room for improvement with any event of this magnitude. Our number one goal is to always provide a safe and family-friendly day of entertainment that does not cost money every step you take. We continue to enjoy free parking, thanks to several land owners, free entertainment, and lots of great events. The volunteer Festival Committee welcomes all interested parties to join us the second Tuesday of each month starting in May as we meet at Allardt City Hall at 7:00 pm to plan for the next big Festival.
 
An event like this would be impossible without our faithful sponsors, financial and in-kind. We are so grateful to them for their support and contributions. Many thanks to these individuals and businesses for the wonderful event they gave us.
 
Allardt Real Estate Co., Amanda Hicks, Candidate for Fentress County Clerk, Anderson Farm Services, City of Jamestown, Clarkrange Drug Center, County Executive Jimmy Johnson, Dave Kirk Automotive, Dr. Dilip Joshi, Fentress County Ambulance Service, Fentress County Chamber of Commerce, Fentress County EMA, Fentress County Farm Bureau, Fentress County Sheriff's Dept., Fentress County Soil Conservation District, Fentress Farmers Cooperative, First Volunteer Bank, Hall Family Pharmacy, Jimtown Florist, Micro Metals, Inc., NAPA Auto Parts, One Bank, O'Reilly Auto Parts, R&T Trophy, Representative John Mark Windle, Representative Kelly Keisling, Senator Ken Yager, Smart Bank, The Quality Family, TN Department of Transportation, TN Highway Patrol, Top of the Hill Cabins, Twin Lakes Telephone Coop, and Union Bank.

20211002

Robert Cyrus broke the West Virginia state record with his 2194 lb. pumpkin, as well as the Allardt weigh-off record.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 A larger pumpkin at @ 2376 lbs. was weighed, but had a hole, which disqualified it from competition.  Scott Bayuk of Adair County, Kentucky, is the grower. Scott is the current holder of the Kentucky state record pumpkin at 1882 lbs. We are looking forward to his entry next year.

 See the video here

 

Also here is a story about Scott's Kentucky record breaking pumpkin

 

20210929

 

We would like to update our sponsor list for the actual Weigh-Off. 

 With over $6,000 given out in prize money for the largest fruits, it is so important to have faithful financial sponsors like these great individuals and businesses: Dr. Dilip Joshi, The Quality Family, Fentress County Farm Bureau, Fentress County Soil Conservation District, R&T Trophy, Representative John Mark Windle, Representative Kelly Keisling, Senator Ken Yager, and County Executive Jimmy Johnson. 

THANK YOU!

 

20210924

 30th Annual Allardt Great Pumpkin Festival
and Weigh-off, Saturday, October 2


Schedule of Events


Special Ceremony to Rename the Weigh-off – 9:30 a.m. at the weigh-off site (Sandy’s Diner building) – The Allardt Weigh-off will officially be renamed the "James Asberry Memorial Weigh-Off." George Killgore (University of Tennessee Extension, Fentress County Director, 1976 – 2003) will join Fentress County Executive Jimmy Johnson in the renaming ceremony.

Festival Kick-off Ceremonies –10 a.m. at Allardt City Hall. Chairman Cathy Jeffers will welcome everyone and present the 2021 Great Pumpkin Festival King and Queen and the 2021 Allardt Pumpkin Festival Beauty Pageant winners. Sponsored by Jimtown Florist.

Pumpkin Run - Registration 7 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. at Allardt Elementary School. Line-up 7:45 to 8 a.m., and start time at 8 a.m. Categories of entry are 10K run, 5K run, 3K, and 1 mile Fun Run. Entry fee is $15 for the 10k, 5K, and 3k, ($40 for family 3+ entries) and $10 for the 1 mile Fun Run. T-shirts will be available for all pre-registrants. Some shirts available for day-of registrants. Costume Contest with awards for Best Individual and Best Group Costumes. Sponsored by Hall Family Pharmacy to benefit the Tim Tebow Foundation. Entry forms available at Hall Family Pharmacy. Register the morning of the run or online at https://greatpumpkinfestivalpumpkinrun.itsyourrace.com

Weigh-Off of Pumpkins and Other Vegetables – Register your pumpkins, squash, watermelons, and other vegetables from 8 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. at the Sandy’s Diner building. Entry fee $10. The actual weigh-off will take place between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.  Allardt is an official GPC weigh-off site.

Here are the new prizes for the 30th Annual Weigh-off


Pumpkins - First place - $2000 (2nd – 7th place – $400, $300, $200, $100, $50, $50)
Watermelons - First place - $1000 (2nd – 5th place – $500, $200, $100, $50)
Green Squash - First place - $500  (2nd – 5th place – $300, $200, $100, $50)
Prettiest Pumpkin - $100

The big pumpkin winner must ride in the parade or be disqualified. See rules and regulations at www.allardtpumpkinfestival.com. Dwight Dickson will serve as master of ceremonies. John Gunter with the UT Extension Service will serve as the Site Coordinator. Sponsors include Dr. Dilip Joshi, Fentress County Farm Bureau, Fentress County Soil Conservation District, R&T Trophy, Representative John Mark Windle, Representative Kelly Keisling, Senator Ken Yager, and County Executive Jimmy Johnson.

Clyde and Zelia Stephens Memorial Auto Show - Registration Saturday from 8 a.m. – noon Central Time at the 4-Way Stop in Allardt. $10 registration fee. ALL cars and trucks welcome and encouraged to participate in the Parade!
Dash plaques to the first 350 entries.
Gift Cards and Car Wash Bucket giveaways.
Day of show registration only.
Swap meet spaces (auto related items only) 15’ x 20’ - $25.
Event Chairman: Stephen Williams, 931-265-3264.
Sponsored by O’Reilly Auto Parts, One Bank, NAPA Auto Parts, and Dave Kirk     Automotive

Motorcycle Show - Registration Saturday from 8 a.m. – noon Central Time at Allardt Land Company. FREE registration. ALL motorcycles welcome and encouraged to participate in the Parade!
 Day of show registration only
Event Chairman – JJ Johnson, 931-397-0678.
Sponsored by Scott and Mary Alice Edwards and Top of the Hill Cabins.

Antique Tractor Show
- 9 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Central Time behind Allardt Land Company at the Gernt Lumber Yard. ALL antique tractors welcome and encouraged to participate in the Parade!
Event Chairman – Wesley Anderson 931-239-2304.
Sponsored by Anderson Farm Services.

Pumpkin Pie & Roll Contest - Registration Saturday from 8 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Central Time at the Allardt Fire Hall. The $10 entry fee will go to the Allardt Volunteer Fire Department with the actual desserts being served with the BBQ meals purchased at the Fire Hall.
Day of show registration for HOMEMADE only pies and rolls.
1st place $100, 2nd place $50, and 3rd place $25 in each of the two contests.
Winners announced at noon on stage at City Hall.
Event Chairman – Amanda Hicks.
Sponsored by Amanda Hicks, Candidate for Fentress County Clerk.

Children’s Costume Contest - Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – noon Central Time at Allardt City Hall Stage. FREE registration.
Day of show registration only from 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. outside City Hall.
Categories: Ages 0-2 years; 3-5 years; 6-8 years; 9-12 years; and group.
Any costume theme acceptable. No live animals, please.
Sponsored and conducted by Smart Bank.

Pumpkin Festival Parade - 3 p.m. The parade is always a highlight of the day and one of the largest parades of the year for Fentress County. As usual, parade entries will line up on the Baseline Road. To line up, follow Highway 52 E from Allardt past the orange water tower to the Les Franklin Road. Turn left at the Les Franklin Road. Then enter the Baseline Road from the Les Franklin Road only. The deadline for entries is noon Thursday, Sept. 30. Call Ashley Bilbrey at 397-0300  to register and for additional information.  

Entertainment and On Stage Schedule - Allardt City Hall. William Bilbrey, Entertainment Chairman.

10:00 am – Presentation of Festival King and Queen and pageant winners.
10:15 – Costume Contest
12:00 – 12:45 – Gary Anderson
1:00 – 1:45 – Jeff Crouch
2:00 – 2:45 – Tim Ledbetter & Charles Beaty
3:00 – 3:30 – Stage break for parade
4:00 – 4:45 –  Southern Comfort
5:00 – 5:45 – Higher Ground

Crafts and Food Vendors  - Bruno Gernt Park and directly behind the park at the FCBE Alternative School, all day. All vendors set up anywhere in Allardt and who have not paid the fee are asked to purchase a vendor's permit for $25 at Allardt City Hall and keep it at their site during the festival, with the exception of land owners on their own property. The permit verifies that vendors have helped support the festival by their contribution toward festival expenses. The vendor park is sponsored by Micro Metals and Top of the Hill Cabins. Cathy Jeffers, event Chairman.

Fireworks have been discontinued to prevent stress on nearby farm animals and the danger of fire.

~ Free Parking and Free Admission ~


Weigh-off and Festival Event Sponsors and Contributors:


Allardt Real Estate Co., Amanda Hicks, Candidate for Fentress County Clerk, Anderson Farm Services, City of Jamestown, Clarkrange Drug Center, County Executive Jimmy Johnson, Dave Kirk Automotive, Dr. Dilip Joshi, Fentress County Ambulance Service, Fentress County Chamber of Commerce, Fentress County EMA, Fentress County Farm Bureau, Fentress County Sheriff's Dept., Fentress County Soil Conservation District, Fentress Farmers Cooperative, First Volunteer Bank, Hall Family Pharmacy, Jimtown Florist, Micro Metals, Inc., NAPA Auto Parts, One Bank, O'Reilly Auto Parts, R&T Trophy, Representative John Mark Windle, Representative Kelly Keisling, Senator Ken Yager, Smart Bank, TN Department of Transportation, TN Highway Patrol, Top of the Hill Cabins, Twin Lakes Telephone Coop, Union Bank






20210922

Allardt Celebrates the 30-Year Anniversary
of the Great Pumpkin Festival and Weigh-off, Oct. 2



It’s pumpkin time again in Allardt. Somewhere a giant sprawls in the patch, coddled and gorged, gaining 20 pounds or more every day. Patiently he waits to mount the scales at Allardt’s Saturday, Oct. 2 weigh-off. Will he be the long awaited 2,000 pounder? Maybe.

This year George Killgore will return to the weigh-off site to join County Executive Jimmy Johnson, in officially renaming the Weigh-off in honor of its founder, the late James Asberry. The ceremony is set for 9:30 am at Sandy's Diner in Allardt. George was master of ceremonies for the weigh-off for many years while he served as University of Tennessee Extension, Fentress County Director (1976 – 2003).

Businessman and farmer, the late Jim Asberry actually started the fever to grow giant pumpkins in this area when he grew a 716.5 pound pumpkin in 1991, the largest ever recorded in the state of Tennessee at that time.

From that year – when the first weigh-off was held at what was then Asberry's Store – the game was on and growers began their quest to grow ever bigger and heavier giant pumpkins.  The festival committee is thankful for Ms. Nina Asberry and her family for their unsurpassed contribution to this festival, which so many people from across Tennessee and neighboring states love and look forward to every year.

Prize money for the first place pumpkin and watermelon entries will double to $2000 and $1000 respectively for the 30th annual event. Lesser amounts will go to 2nd through 5th place winners.  An assortment of green squash, bushel gourds, corn stalks, potatoes, tomatoes, sunflowers and other entries will compete for recognition also.

In 2020 Bruce Terry of Helenwood, TN, broke the Allardt Weigh-off record with a 1731.8 pound pumpkin. Frank Mudd of Flaherty, KY, took first place prize for his
277.6-pound watermelon.

Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, and Alabama state records have been broken in previous years at the Allardt GPC weigh-off for both giant pumpkins and green squash. Massive watermelons brought by world record holder Chris Kent of Sevierville have been weighed in Allardt as well.

The weigh-off at the Sandy’s Diner building is set for 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. (Central Time). Register your entries there from 8 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. John Gunter, Fentress County UT Agriculture Agent, is site coordinator, and Dwight Dixon, USDA Fentress County Soil Conservation District Conservationist, will again serve as master of ceremonies. Sponsors include Dr. Dilip Joshi, Fentress County Farm Bureau, Fentress County Soil Conservation District, and R&T Trophy, Representative John Mark Windle, Representative Kelly Keisling, and Senator Ken Yager, and County Executive Jimmy Johnson.

Pumpkin Festival Chairman Cathy Jeffers will officially open the festival at 10 a.m. (Central) at Allardt City Hall with introductions of the 2021 King and Queen and the Pumpkin Festival Pageant winners.

Stephen Williams spearheads the Clyde and Zelia Stephens Memorial Auto Show. Register your entry from 8 a.m. until noon at the 4-way stop in Allardt. Entries can expect lots of prizes, awards, and cash giveaways. The auto show is sponsored by O’Reilly Auto Parts, One Bank, NAPA Auto Parts, and Dave Kirk Automotive
 
The Motorcycle Show, coordinated by Jeremy Blevins and sponsored by Scott and Mary Alice Edwards and Top of the Hill Properties, will also present trophies and prizes.
Free registration from 8 a.m. until noon Central time at Allardt Land Company. All motorcycles are welcome and encouraged to participate in the 3 p.m. parade.


The day starts off with the Pumpkin Run at Allardt School. Registration begins at 7:00 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. Line-up is 7:45 to 8:00 a.m. with start time at 8:00 a.m. Categories of entry are 10K run, 5K run, 3K, and 1 mile Fun Run. Entry fee is $15 for the 10k, 5K, and 3k, ($40 for family 3+ entries)  and $10 for the 1 mile Fun Run. The event is sponsored by Hall Family Pharmacy to benefit the Tim Tebow Foundation. Entry forms are available at Hall Family Pharmacy. Register the morning of the run or online at https://greatpumpkinfestivalpumpkinrun.itsyourrace.com

The Antique Tractor Show is set for 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Central Time behind Allardt Land Company at the Gernt Lumber Yard. ALL antique tractors are welcome and encouraged to participate in the parade. Event chairman is Wesley Anderson. Sponsored by Anderson Farm Services.

Pumpkin Pie & Roll Contest - Registration Saturday from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Central Time at the Allardt Fire Hall. The $10 entry fee will go to the Allardt Volunteer Fire Department with the actual desserts being served with the BBQ meals purchased at the Fire Hall. Prizes: 1st place $100, 2nd place $50, and 3rd place $25 in each of the two contests. Contest for homemade only pies and rolls. Event chairman – Amanda Hicks. Sponsored by Amanda Hicks, Candidate for Fentress County Clerk.

Children’s Costume Contest 10:00 a.m. to noon Central Time at Allardt City Hall Stage. FREE registration from 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. outside City Hall. Categories: Ages 0-2 years; 3-5 years; 6-8 years; 9-12 years; and group. Any costume theme acceptable. No live animals, please. Sponsored and conducted by Smart Bank.

Pumpkin Festival Parade – 3:00 p.m. The parade is always a highlight of the day and one of the largest parades of the year for Fentress County. As usual, parade entries will line up on the Baseline Road. To line up, follow Highway 52 E from Allardt past the orange water tower to the Les Franklin Road. Turn left at the Les Franklin Road. Then enter the Baseline Road from the Les Franklin Road only. George Killgore will be the Grand Marshal for the 2021 parade.The deadline for entries is noon Thursday, Sept. 30. Call Ashley Bilbrey at 397-0300  to register and for additional information.  

Musical entertainment on stage at Allardt City Hall will begin at 12:00 with Gary Anderson. Jeff Crouch will appear at 1:00. Appearing 2:00 – 2:45 – Tim Ledbetter & Charles Beaty.  From 3:00 to 3:30 the program will break for the parade. Southern Comfort is set for 4:00 and Higher Ground at 5:00.  William Bilbrey is entertainment chairman.

Your favorite crafts and food vendors will be set up in Bruno Gernt Park and directly behind the park at the FCBE Alternative School, all day. All vendors set up anywhere in Allardt and who have not paid the fee are asked to purchase a vendor's permit for $25 at Allardt City Hall and keep it at their site during the festival. The permit verifies that vendors have helped support the festival by their contribution toward festival expenses. The vendor park is sponsored by Micro Metals and Top of the Hill Properties. Cathy Jeffers is vendor park chairman.

The Fireworks display has been permanently eliminated from the line-up because of the danger of fire during dry spells and stress on livestock and other animals in the area.

Weigh-off and Festival Event Sponsors and Contributors:


Allardt Real Estate Co., Amanda Hicks, Candidate for Fentress County Clerk, Anderson Farm Services, City of Jamestown, Clarkrange Drug Center, County Executive Jimmy Johnson, Dave Kirk Automotive, Dr. Dilip Joshi, Fentress County Ambulance Service, Fentress County Chamber of Commerce, Fentress County EMA, Fentress County Farm Bureau, Fentress County Soil Conservation District, Fentress County Sheriff's Dept., Fentress Farmers Cooperative, First Volunteer Bank, Hall Family Pharmacy, Jimtown Florist, Micro Metals, Inc., NAPA Auto Parts, One Bank, O'Reilly Auto Parts, R&T Trophy, Representative John Mark Windle, Representative Kelly Keisling, Senator Ken Yager, Smart Bank, TN Department of Transportation, TN Highway Patrol, Top of the Hill Properties, Twin Lakes Telephone Coop, Union Bank







 

20210913

30th Annual Allardt Great Pumpkin Festival and Weigh-off, Saturday, October 2


30th Annual Allardt Great Pumpkin Festival
and Weigh-off, Saturday, October 2

Schedule of Events


 Pre-Festival Event – 30th Annual Pumpkin Festival Beauty Pageant

    Saturday, September 25, 2021, at York Institute Auditorium (701 N. Main Street, Jamestown TN 38556). The first contest begins at 9 a.m. and the final one at 6 p.m.
    Entry Fee: $30 Beauty / $10 Photogenic. Entry form and fee to be returned to Illusions Hair Salon (207 Fairgrounds Rd ) or mail to: Pumpkin Festival Beauty Pageant, c/o Julia Purcell, P O Box 314, Jamestown TN 38556 by Thursday, September 23, 2021. There will be a $10 late fee for entry taken after Thursday.
    For More Information contact: Julia @ 931-704-1240  or email: j.brannon76@hotmail.com or Stephanie @ 931-267-5627.
    Visit our Facebook page @ Allardt Pumpkin Festival Pageant or follow us on Instagram @ allardt.pumpkin.pageant
    Download the entry form at the Allardt Pumpkin Festival Facebook page or pick up a form at Illusions Hair Salon, 207 Fairgrounds Rd., in Jamestown.  The pageant is sponsored by Clarkrange Drug Center.

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Special Ceremony to Rename the Weigh-off – 9:30 a.m. at the weigh-off site (Sandy’s Diner building) – The Allardt Weigh-off will officially be renamed the "James Asberry Memorial Weigh-Off." George Killgore (University of Tennessee Extension, Fentress County Director, 1976 – 2003) will join Fentress County Executive Jimmy Johnson in the renaming ceremony.

Festival Kick-off Ceremonies
–10 a.m. at Allardt City Hall. Chairman Cathy Jeffers will welcome everyone and present the 2021 Great Pumpkin Festival King and Queen and the 2021 Allardt Pumpkin Festival Beauty Pageant winners. Sponsored by Jimtown Florist.

Pumpkin Run - Registration 7 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. at Allardt Elementary School. Line-up 7:45 to 8 a.m., and start time at 8 a.m. Categories of entry are 10K run, 5K run, 3K, and 1 mile Fun Run. Entry fee is $15 for the 10k, 5K, and 3k, ($40 for family 3+ entries) and $10 for the 1 mile Fun Run. T-shirts will be available for all pre-registrants. Some shirts available for day-of registrants. Costume Contest with awards for Best Individual and Best Group Costumes. Sponsored by Hall Family Pharmacy to benefit the Tim Tebow Foundation. Entry forms available at Hall Family Pharmacy. Register the morning of the run or online at https://greatpumpkinfestivalpumpkinrun.itsyourrace.com

Weigh-Off of Pumpkins and Other Vegetables
– Register your pumpkins, squash, watermelons, and other vegetables from 8 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. at the Sandy’s Diner building. Entry fee $10. The actual weigh-off will take place between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.  Allardt is an official GPC weigh-off site.

Here are the new prizes for the 30th Annual Weigh-off

Pumpkins - First place - $2000 (2nd – 7th place – $400, $300, $200, $100, $50, $50)
Watermelons - First place - $1000 (2nd – 5th place – $500, $200, $100, $50)
Green Squash - First place - $500  (2nd – 5th place – $300, $200, $100, $50)
Prettiest Pumpkin - $100

The big pumpkin winner must ride in the parade or be disqualified. See rules and regulations at www.allardtpumpkinfestival.com. Dwight Dickson will serve as master of ceremonies. John Gunter with the UT Extension Service will serve as the Site Coordinator. Sponsors include Dr. Dilip Joshi, Fentress County Farm Bureau, Fentress County Soil Conservation District, R&T Trophy, Representative John Mark Windle, Representative Kelly Keisling, Senator Ken Yager, and County Executive Jimmy Johnson.

Clyde and Zelia Stephens Memorial Auto Show
- Registration Saturday from 8 a.m. – noon Central Time at the 4-Way Stop in Allardt. $10 registration fee. ALL cars and trucks welcome and encouraged to participate in the Parade!
Dash plaques to the first 350 entries.
Gift Cards and Car Wash Bucket giveaways.
Day of show registration only.
Swap meet spaces (auto related items only) 15’ x 20’ - $25.
Event Chairman: Stephen Williams, 931-265-3264.
Sponsored by O’Reilly Auto Parts, One Bank, NAPA Auto Parts, and Dave Kirk     Automotive

Motorcycle Show - Registration Saturday from 8 a.m. – noon Central Time at Allardt Land Company. FREE registration. ALL motorcycles welcome and encouraged to participate in the Parade!
 Day of show registration only
Event Chairman – Jeremy Blevins, 931-267-1633.
Sponsored by Scott and Mary Alice Edwards and Top of the Hill Cabins.

Antique Tractor Show - 9 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Central Time behind Allardt Land Company at the Gernt Lumber Yard. ALL antique tractors welcome and encouraged to participate in the Parade!
Event Chairman – Wesley Anderson 931-239-2304.
Sponsored by Anderson Farm Services.

Pumpkin Pie & Roll Contest
- Registration Saturday from 8 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Central Time at the Allardt Fire Hall. The $10 entry fee will go to the Allardt Volunteer Fire Department with the actual desserts being served with the BBQ meals purchased at the Fire Hall.
Day of show registration for HOMEMADE only pies and rolls.
1st place $100, 2nd place $50, and 3rd place $25 in each of the two contests.
Winners announced at noon on stage at City Hall.
Event Chairman – Amanda Hicks.
Sponsored by Amanda Hicks, Candidate for Fentress County Clerk.

Children’s Costume Contest - Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – noon Central Time at Allardt City Hall Stage. FREE registration.
Day of show registration only from 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. outside City Hall.
Categories: Ages 0-2 years; 3-5 years; 6-8 years; 9-12 years; and group.
Any costume theme acceptable. No live animals, please.
Sponsored and conducted by Smart Bank.

Pumpkin Festival Parade - 3 p.m. The parade is always a highlight of the day and one of the largest parades of the year for Fentress County. As usual, parade entries will line up on the Baseline Road. To line up, follow Highway 52 E from Allardt past the orange water tower to the Les Franklin Road. Turn left at the Les Franklin Road. Then enter the Baseline Road from the Les Franklin Road only. The deadline for entries is noon Thursday, Sept. 30. Call Ashley Bilbrey at 397-0300  to register and for additional information.  

Entertainment and On Stage Schedule -
Allardt City Hall. William Bilbrey, Entertainment Chairman.

10:00 am – Presentation of Festival King and Queen and pageant winners.
10:15 – Costume Contest
12:00 – 12:45 – Gary Anderson
1:00 – 1:45 – Jeff Crouch
2:00 – 2:45 – Tim Ledbetter & Charles Beaty
3:00 – 3:30 – Stage break for parade
4:00 – 4:45 –  Southern Comfort
5:00 – 5:45 – Higher Ground

Crafts and Food Vendors 
- Bruno Gernt Park and directly behind the park at the FCBE Alternative School, all day. All vendors set up anywhere in Allardt and who have not paid the fee are asked to purchase a vendor's permit for $25 at Allardt City Hall and keep it at their site during the festival, with the exception of land owners on their own property. The permit verifies that vendors have helped support the festival by their contribution toward festival expenses. The vendor park is sponsored by Micro Metals and Top of the Hill Cabins. Cathy Jeffers, event Chairman.

Fireworks have been discontinued to prevent stress on nearby farm animals and the danger of fire.

~ Free Parking and Free Admission ~
 

Weigh-off and Festival Event Sponsors and Contributors:

Allardt Real Estate Co., Amanda Hicks, Candidate for Fentress County Clerk, Anderson Farm Services, City of Jamestown, Clarkrange Drug Center, County Executive Jimmy Johnson, Dave Kirk Automotive, Dr. Dilip Joshi, Fentress County Ambulance Service, Fentress County Chamber of Commerce, Fentress County EMA, Fentress County Farm Bureau, Fentress County Sheriff's Dept., Fentress County Soil Conservation District, Fentress Farmers Cooperative, First Volunteer Bank, Hall Family Pharmacy, Jimtown Florist, Micro Metals, Inc., NAPA Auto Parts, One Bank, O'Reilly Auto Parts, R&T Trophy, Representative John Mark Windle, Representative Kelly Keisling, Senator Ken Yager, Smart Bank, TN Department of Transportation, TN Highway Patrol, Top of the Hill Cabins, Twin Lakes Telephone Coop, Union Bank