Nanaimo’s Annual Pumpkin Festival will be held at Shady Mile Farm Market on October 14 and 15 of 2006. We have fun events for the whole family to enjoy such as face painting, pumpkin bowling, the giant pumpkin weigh off the contest, pumpkin decorating, the petting farm and of course the famous hayrides at Shady Mile Farm Market.

The Nanaimo Pumpkin Festival is a celebration of fall, family and fun. Last year was our first year as a “festival” and we can honestly say that it was a great success. Pumpkin Growers from all over British Columbia bring their Giant Pumpkins to weigh in at Shady Mile Farm on Jingle Pot Rd. Giant Pumpkins are quite something to see, sometimes reaching weights of 1000+lbs; but it’s the fact that parents can spend quality time here, with their kids that make this Festival special. We offer families a free, fun filled venue for arts, crafts, hayrides, petting farm, face painting and so much more.

We are excited and pleased to be giving away over $2500.00 in cash and prizes this year!

We are pleased to announce that the Nanaimo Pumpkin Festival is the Biggest Weigh Off Site in British Columbia.