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2022 Allardt Pumpkin Festival Schedule of Events

 31st Annual Allardt Great Pumpkin Festival
and Weigh-off, Saturday, October 1, & Other Event Dates

2022 Schedule of Events



Please review the below schedule for location changes. The main Festival and Weigh-Off is always held on the first Saturday in October which is October 1 this year. The Auto and Cycle Show will be held on October 8. We apologize for any inconvenience these changes may cause.


Festival Kick-off Ceremonies –10 a.m. at Allardt City Hall. Chairman Cathy Jeffers will welcome everyone and present the 2022 Great Pumpkin Festival King and Queen and the 2022 Allardt Pumpkin Festival Beauty Pageant winners. Sponsored by Jimtown Florist.

Pumpkin Run – Online registration ends on Friday, September 30, at 11:59 pm. Go to https://runsignup.com/Race/TN/Allardt/31stAnnualAllardtGreatPumpkinFestivalPumpkinRun
to preregister and get a tee shirt the day of the race. Day of race registration 7 am to 7:45 am at Allardt Elementary School (220 Portland Avenue). Shirts may not be available for late registrants. Line-up 7:45 to 8 am and start time at 8 am Central Time. Categories of entry are 10K run, 5K run, and 1-mile Fun Run. Sponsored by Hall Family Pharmacy and conducted by local runners and Flowers Trucking to benefit the YAI Bowling Teams. For additional information contact morgan@flowerstrucking.com.

“James Asberry Memorial 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 Allardt Elementary School East parking lot. 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.

NEW Prize Schedule

Pumpkins - First place - $1.50/lb (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.

Weigh-Off Sponsors

Hall Family Pharmacy; Micro Metals PM Inc.; The Quality Family; Dilip Joshi; Fentress County Farm Bureau; Guffey Law; Jimmy Johnson, Fentress County Executive; and One Bank.

Antique Tractor Show - 9 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Central Time at the Allardt 4-Way Stop. 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.
Sponsored and conducted by Amanda Hicks, 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. 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. 29. Call Ashley Bilbrey at 397-0300  to register and for additional information.  

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

12:00 – 12:45 pm Gary Anderson
1:00 – 1:45 pm Jeff Crouch
2:00 – 2:45 pm Jarrett Grubbs
3:00 – 3:30 pm Parade/Main Stage Break
4:00 – 4:45 pm Tim Ledbetter & Charles Beaty
5:00 – 5:45 pm Southern Comfort

Sponsored by Representatives Kelly Keisling and John Mark Windle.

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 festival vendor 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. Cathy Jeffers, event Chairman.

Saturday, October 8, 2022


Clyde and Zelia Stephens Memorial Auto Show & Motorcycle Show – On-site Registration Saturday, October 8, from 8 a.m. – noon Central Time at the Allardt Elementary School. $10 registration fee to cover event costs. ALL cars, trucks, and cycles welcome.
Event Chairman: Stephen Williams, 931-265-3264.
Sponsored by NAPA, Dave Kirk Automotive, and O’Reilly Auto Parts


A Special Thank You to the following Sponsors and Service Providers:


Allardt Presbyterian Church; Allardt Real Estate Co; Amanda Hicks, Fentress County Clerk; Anderson Farm Services; Builtwell Bank; City of Jamestown; Clarkrange Drug Center; Dave Kirk Automotive; Dilip Joshi; Fentress County Ambulance Service; Fentress County Chamber of Commerce;Fentress County EMA; Fentress County Farm Bureau; Fentress County Sheriff's Dept; Fentress Farmers Cooperative; Guffey Law; Hall Family Pharmacy; Jimmy Johnson,  Fentress Co Executive; Jimtown Florist; Micro Metals PM Inc; Moody's Automotive; NAPA; One Bank; O'Reilly Auto Parts; R & T Trophy; Representative John Mark Windle;; Representative Kelly Keisling; Senator Ken Yager; Smart Bank; TDOT; The Quality Family; Twin Lakes Telephone Coop; and Union Bank.