Pumpkin Festival

Three days of live music, pumpkin patch and family-friendly fall fun

Punkin'palooza: Fleamasters' 2016 Great Pumpkin Festival

Come celebrate the fall harvest season at Fleamasters' Annual Great Pumpkin Festival, October 14-16, 2016. This event gets bigger and better each year, making it a great time to plan a trip to Fleamasters or plan to sell at the market.

Pick out a pumpkin from the Great Pumpkin Patch to decorate and take home. Children's crafts, facepainting, live music, fall crafts and shopping bargains. A little bit of fall comes to Florida. Put the Great Pumpkin Festival on your calendar!


2016 Schedule Highlights

Friday, October 14

Pumpkin Patch & Pumpkin Painting 9 - 5
Market Open for Shopping 9 - 5
The Dixielanders Band 12 - 2 pm
Whispering Pines Clydesdales time TBA

Saturday, October 15

Pumpkin Patch & Pumpkin Painting 9 - 5
Market Open for Shopping 9 - 5
Petting Zoo 10 - 1
Free Face Painting
11 - 3
Endless Trails Pony Rides ($5) 11 - 1
Electric Lipstick Band 11 am - 1 pm
Way Too Tall Torrie 12 - 4 pm
Violinst Laura Leary 1 - 3 pm
The Dixie Strollers 12 - 2 pm
Unforgiven Country Band 1:30 - 3:30 pm

Sunday, October 16

Pumpkin Patch & Pumpkin Painting 9 - 5
Market Open for Shopping 9 - 5
Free Face Painting 10 - 2 pm
Endless Trails Pony Rides ($5) 11 - 1
Hafenkapelle German Band, 12 - 4 pm
Pumpkin Story Time 2 - 2:45 pm


Pumpkin Festival

Live music on stage and in the market, pumpkin patch and pumpkin decorating, clowns and more...


Artists, Crafters, Retailers: Showcase Your Products at Punkin'palooza

No white tent needed. Artists, crafters and retailers can set up under roof at Fleamasters. It's a great time to sell fall crafts and holiday gifts. Non-profits, come share the exciting things your organization offers at Fleamasters 2015 Pumpkin Festival. Bring brochures, a demo, pre-packaged samples, an interactive activity, displays, giveaways, etc.

Artists, crafters and photographers who are selling their own work can take advantage of Fleamasters special crafter rate: only $5 per day per space. Non-profits receive great exposure and FREE display space. For-profit retailers pay less than $25 per day per space.

The market will provide 10 x 12-ft covered booth space and (2) 8 x 2-ft tables. Please bring your own chairs. Exhibition space is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Entertainer Spotlight

Hafenkapelle German Festival Band

Traditional German festival music, American big band favorites and other popular dance music. Punkin’palooza proudly welcomes Hafenkapelle (haf-en-ka-pell-la), a costumed fest band from Cape Coral, FL. Bet your hands will be clapping and your feet will be tapping. We're pleased to feature them at Fleamasters' Pumpkin Festivals. Enjoy the show! SUN 12-4 Music Hall

Dixielanders Jazz Band

Traditional dixieland jazz, New Orleans blues, some ragtime with a dash of gospel. Dance or sing along! FRI 12-2 pm Music Hall

Laura Leary, Violinist

Wonderful strolling violinist and “all around” fiddle player from Naples, FL. Laura is classically trained, and has played in the Jacksonville Symphony; working with such renowned greats as Arthur Fiedler, Beverly Sills, and Benny Goodman. SAT 1-3, SUN 12-2 Roams the Market

Electric Lipstick Band

Come on, join the pumpkin party! Electric Lipstick will rock the Music Hall with high energy dance rock ’n roll your whole family will enjoy. SAT 11-1 Music Hall

The Blue Dirt Dixie Strollers

Upbeat, feel-good music, dixieland jazz and dance numbers. SAT 12-2 Main Market Food Courts

Unforgiven Country Band

Enjoy a Punkin’palooza performance by Unforgiven, a high-energy country/southern rock band. This is Unforgiven's first performance at Fleamasters Music Hall. SAT 1:30-3:30 Music Hall

Face Painting

Your kids will love face painting by Giggles and TuTu. Free, sponsored by Fleamasters. SAT 11-3, SUN 10-2 Main Market, Blue at Row C

Petting Zoo

Farm fun! Meet friendly chickens, goats, and rabbits from the Four Feet Fur and Feathers 4H Club. SAT 10-1 Event Tent

Endless Trails Pony Rides

Endless Trails is bringing two of their gentle ponies to Punkin’palooza. Rides available for kids, $5. Learn about guided trail rides through Florida woodlands. SAT & SUN 11-1 Event Tent

The Amazing Way Too Tall Torrie

Could she be the world’s tallest scarecrow? Way Too Tall Torrie is a balloon-animal twister
and stilt-walker and entertainer. SAT & SUN 12-4 Roams the Market

Pumpkin Story Time

Little ones gather round for pumpkin-themed stories theatrically read by our actor-in-residence, Patricia Idlette. At the Learning Store, free. SUN 2-2:45 Main Market, Green 13

Free admission and free parking... welcome, y'all!

Because of the nature of live entertainment, dates, times, and performers are subject to change.



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Easy to Find

On SR 82 1-1/4 miles
west of I-75, Ft. Myers Click to see location map

Market Hours

Oct. — April
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 9 to 5

May — Sept.

Friday 9 to 3,
Saturday & Sunday 9 to 5 Rain or shine!