The Quirky Nebraska Town That Transforms Into A Pumpkin Wonderland Every Fall
Every town has its own special way to celebrate fall, and for the small city of Crete, that means a whimsical city-wide pumpkin fest. Residents pull together to grow grand pumpkins, provide food and entertainment, and create a family-friendly festival that everyone looks forward to.
For 2018, the Pumpkin Blitz will take place on Friday, October 5. A few festival activities are scheduled for Saturday, October 6, but the main events will happen on Sunday, October 7. While the festival is usually held outdoors downtown, a rainy forecast this year has caused a slight change in plans. Sunday’s events will be held in Doane University’s Fuhrer Field House. You can find a complete list of events and times right here.
Have you ever attended Crete’s Great Pumpkin Festival? Are you going this year? We’d love to hear from you in the comments!
As a lifelong Nebraskan, Delana loves discovering the many hidden treasures of her state. She has worked as a writer and editor since 2007. Delana's work has been featured on more than a dozen websites and in Nebraska Life Magazine.
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