Cal Poly's Pumpkin Festival Turns 20 This Weekend

The annual event is happening Saturday and Sunday, along with the separate Insect Fair also coming to Cal Poly this weekend.

This weekend marks the 20th Anniversary of the annual Pumpkin Festival at Cal Poly Pomona.

The festival, which draws from across the region, will feature a corn maze, petting zoo, horse rides, entertainment, and many other activities for children. 

The event, which includes free admission and parking, goes from 8 to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at the Farm Store field, 4102 S. University Drive, Pomona (on Temple Avenue between University Drive and South Campus Drive).

Also planned is a pancake breakfast served both days from 8 to 11 a.m.  The cost for the breakfast is $5 for adults and $4 for children 12 and younger. This year's event features Spookley the square pumpkin, a children's book character who encourages tolerance and acceptance of everyone al shapes, sizes, and colors.

All of the proceeds will go to College of Agriculture student clubs and activities, as well as farm operations.

To read more about the festival, click here

For more information about the festival, visit http://www.csupomona.edu/~farmstore/pumpkin-festival.shtml or call the hotline at 909-869-2215.

Also happening this weekend on campus is the Insect Fair.  That event from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the Bronco Student Center. Click here for more information on that fair.




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