Brightwood Pumpkinfest 25th Anniversary Year


Brightwood Pumpkinfest is celebrating its 25th Anniversary Year on Saturday, October 22 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Horace Mann School Field, 2819 Shadeland Ave. Admission is $5 for children between the ages of 2-14 and is free for adults.

Nancy Noszka, member of the Brightwood Civic Group, said there will be a climbing wall from Venture Outdoors supported through One Northside, a trackless train, a moon bounce, pumpkin decorating, a magic show, and lunch. The activities, lunch, and pumpkin are free and covered for through the $5 cover charge for children.

The Pittsburgh Fire Department will also be there so kids can explore a fire engine, and Reading is FUNdamental will be on site as well as the Carnegie Library-Woods Run branch.

“It’s an opportunity for local families to enjoy the fall season and have a great day,” Noszka said.
WesBanco and Providence Family Center will also have booths set up during the event.

Noszka said there is a call for people who would like to participate, like artists if they would like to set up a booth or volunteer to work with the kids on an art project. Those who would like to participate can email Noszka at or call (302) 438-0109.

Toni Annis, Pumpkinfest committee chair, said she has been involved with the event for years as her mother was the person who started the event in Brightwood. Annis said it was always something that her, her mother and her sister Diane Annis-Dixon came together to help produce.


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