Four pageants open the Sept. 25 Orange County Pumpkin Festival. Miss Cinderella, Princess, Junior Miss and Little Miss will be selected to reign over the festival from several candidates vying for the crown in each pageant. Competition begins at 6 p.m. at the Springs alley High School auditorium. The pageants are sponsored by Tri Kappa.
This year’s festival theme is Harvesting Our History, submitted by Lori Stephenson.
On Sept. 28, the annual chili supper is from 4-6 p.m. at Our Lady of the Springs Macke Hall. Festival booths and carnival rides by BaJa Amusements open at 6 p.m. Gospel Night under the Town Green Gazebo is from 6-9 p.m. featuring Sharin’ Grace, Jim Ingram and Warriors for Christ.
Festival booths and carnival rides open at 6 p.m. Sept. 29. From 6-9 p.m., local musician-songwriter Kirby Stailey perform under the Town Green gazebo.
On Sept. 30, the band Moonshine at Sunrise performs under the gazebo from 6-9 p.m. Festival booths and carnival rides open at 6 p.m.
Oct. 1 French Lick American Legion Auxiliary 5K begins at 9 a.m. Cornhole Tourney, sponsored by OC Eats, begins at 10 a.m. The Pumpkin Festival Baby and Toddler Contest starts at 10 a.m. at Love Never Fails United Christian Church. Booths and carnival rides open at noon. Entertainment under the gazebo includes Reed & Cole acoustic country rock from noon-1 p.m.; Dame’s Rocket Rock from 2-4 p.m.; and from 6-9 p.m., Old ‘n Gold band.
On Oct. 2, enjoy a free-will breakfast at Beechwood Christian Church from 9-11 a.m. Moores Ridge Church will host Gospel on the Green at 10 a.m. Carnival rides and festival booths open at noon. The Great Pumpkin Parade, with Grand Marshall WBSPD Assistant Chief Andy Burkhardt along with K-9 Officer Asher. will begin at 2 p.m. Trophies will be awarded at 5 p.m.