Re-Post: More Details on Scott’s Addition Pumpkin Festival



Last week we told you about the possibility of two pumpkin festivals coming to Richmond: the Scott’s Addition Pumpkin Festival and the Boulevard Pumpkin Festival.

The first to be held in the Scott’s Addition neighborhood, the second in the Museum District, both on Broad Street.

Right now, the Scott’s Addition Pumpkin Festival looks like it has more of a full schedule with a full roster of craft beer, local restaurants, local talent and kids activities planned for the day on Saturday, Oct. 25.

Last year over 13,000 people flocked to Boulevard between W. Leigh and Broad for pumpkin-inspired dishes and Richmond craft brew. This year, organizers expect even more.

Check out our slideshow here.

“This year’s event is going to be bigger. There are more things happening. And the space will be expanded a bit. We expect to add another block,” says Brooks Stone,president of Scott’s Addition Business Association.

Over the past year, the association has transitioned to include Boulevard businesses as well, increasing Scott’s Addition’s footprint.

From the organizers:

“The festival aims to shine a spotlight on Scott’s Addition restaurants, business’ and the neighborhood as a whole. We are focused on providing an all ages event… to celebrate the harvest that is the business and residential aspects of Scott’s Addition.”

The festival formula will be the same: Richmond craft beer, local restaurants serving up delicious pumpkin dishes for $3 and up, music, and an expanded kids’ activity section.

Be sure to bring cash to pay for the kids’ activities including everything from carnival rides to games. The Children’s Museum of Richmond will also be on hand with arts and crafts activities. Each activity costs a certain amount of tickets and tickets run $1.

Class A Roll will also be there with their mobile friendly healthy kitchen for kids.

They will even have a Family Movie Night at the Redskins Training Center at 6 p.m. Featuring It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown and MONSTERS, INC. Blankets and chairs welcome, but no alcohol permitted.

As for the beer, the event features craft brew from the Scott’s Addition area including:

Ardent Craft Ales

Isley Brewing Company

Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

Strangeways Brewing

While menus are still being finalized for participating restaurants, check out ourcoverage from last year to get an idea what to expect.

As the festival is Halloween-related, Halloween costumes are highly encouraged.

Scott’s Addition Pumpkin Festival

Saturday, Oct. 25

Noon to 6 p.m.

Boulevard between W. Leigh and Broad Street. Free entry.

Two Boulevard Pumpkin Festivals?

Two pumpkin themed festivals are headed to town — the Scott’s Addition Pumpkin Festival and the Boulevard Pumpkin Festival.

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