Anamosa Pumpkinfest says they’ll be honoring the Anamosa State Penitentiary during their annual event this fall.
This year’s theme will be “150 Years and Still Standing Gourd” – coinciding with the 150th anniversary of the Anamosa State Penitentiary. Leadership from the penitentiary – both past and present – will be invited to be the grand marshals for the parade.
This year’s 34th Annual Anamosa Pumpkinfest and Ryan Norlin GIANT Pumpkin Weigh-off will be held Saturday, October 1st. Along with the parade, there will be a Main Street festival that include pumpkin carving displays, kids’ games, food, arts and crafts vendors, a car show, 5K run and, of course, giant pumpkins, watermelons and other gourds.
For more information about Pumpkinfest, you can check out anamosapumpkinfest.com – and if you’re growing pumpkins this year and would like to plan on entering one in the Ryan Norlin GIANT Pumpkin Weigh-off, you can contact Greg Norlin (319) 462-4674.