The Dripping Springs Pumpkin Festival announces dates for this fall, Sept. 24 to Oct. 31, 2022, with their official grand opening weekend on Sept. 24 and 25. The event will be held at the Dr. Pound Historical Farmstead (located at 419 Founders Park Rd. Dripping Springs, Texas 78620), a Texas State Historical Landmark included on the National Register of Historical Places. Originally settled in 1854, the farmstead is nestled on five beautifully shaded, oak-filled acres, making it the perfect setting for a family-friendly, kids-focused event. A portion of the proceeds from the festival will benefit the Friends of the Pound House Foundation. Families can experience a full day of unlimited fun at the Dripping Springs Pumpkin Festival with nearly 50 fall-inspired games, activities, and attractions. This year’s fest features live music presented by 100.1 Sun Radio, a courtyard marketplace offering kids-focused products, an incredible selection of seasonal foods and beverages for children and adults, and an abundance of cool photo opportunities. The Dripping Springs Pumpkin Festival will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. but is closed on Tuesdays for pumpkin deliveries. Weekend admission is $10, and tickets are $5 on weekdays (Columbus Day is $10). Admission is free for children three and under and seniors (65+). Parking for the event is also free of charge. For complete event details, please see https://drippingspringspumpkinfestival.com/. Walk-up tickets only for weekdays and holidays. Weekend advance tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dripping-springs-pumpkin-festival-tickets-368554254697.
Austin’s own 100.1 Sun Radio will be presenting the music stage, which will feature solo acoustic acts from the Central Texas area and will take place every Saturday and Sunday from 12 – 4 p.m. in the Swing Village area of the festival.
The 2022 Dripping Springs Pumpkin Festival will feature a variety of autumn attractions for members of all ages to enjoy, including a littles pickin’ patch, lost souls cemetery, Dee Jay Bones, the Ungrateful Dead, swing village, a massive pumpkin and gourd patch (of course!), and an abundance of cool photo opportunities to name a few. Other attractions and activities ranging from a minimum of $3 – $15 include balloon art, caricature art, face painting, henna art, barrel rides, pony rides, an exotic petting zoo, a parakeet encounter and a classic photo booth. For a complete list of pricing, see here: https://drippingspringspumpkinfestival.com/.
Festival-goers can also take part in exciting games including corn hole, fumble football, giant Jenga, horseshoes, hula hoop, kids axe throwing, patch pong, pioneer bowling, potato sack races, spikeball, Tic-tac-toe, TowerBall, tug-of-war, and volleyball. Kids and families can participate in additional activities such as bouncy bull riding, chalk graffiti, a crazy corn pit, giant legos, a kiddie hay maze, mount Haymore, and a sound wall. Picnicking is greatly encouraged.
The Art Garage at the Pumpkin Festival will also offer spin art, pumpkin painting, and interactive tie-dye activities. Festival goers can recharge with food and beverages from local vendors, including Connor’s Creamery, Crowd Coffee Co, K.O. BBQ, Pecos Pete’s Teas, Pepe’s Tacos, Piccolina, Shaved Ice, Pop It Like It’s Hot, Solaro Estate Winery, Stony’s Pizza, Texas Lemonade Co, and Wetzel’s Pretzels. The Pumpkin Festival will hold daily specials to give back to community members and ensure everyone gets a chance to attend the event. Free Community Mondays will be held on Sept. 26 and Oct. 3, 17, and 24. On Wednesdays, first responders, medical personnel, and their immediate families will be able to attend the fest for free. On Thursdays, the festival will offer free admission to veterans, active military, and immediate families.