Pumpkin Fest at the Saturday Market – Pumpkin Carving Contest

Pumpkin Fest at the Saturday Farmer’s Market

Saturday, October 31 | 10:00AM – 2:00PM

Celebrate halloween at the market with Pumpkin Fest at the UBC Farm! A last hurrah for the changing seasons, a place to get your fill of fall bounty fruits and vegetables, and special pumpkin-y activities.

  • Pumpkin Carving Contest and Farm tours (Register below!)
  • U-pick pumpkin piles
  • Food and coffee trucks
  • More than 30 different local vendors selling produce, fruit, meat, mushrooms, cheese, eggs, baked goods, beverages, sweet treats, alcohol, artisan goods, and more
  • Pumpking Carving Contest

    Register here to secure your contest entry!

    How does it work?
  • All participants must sign-up using the link above – entry is by donation. All donations of $20 or more are invited to pick up a complimentary UBC Farm carving pumpkin (while supplies last) at our Tuesday Oct. 27th market (4:00-6:30PM).
  • Bring your most creatively carved pumpkin to the market on Saturday Oct. 31st, between 9:30-10:30AM, and our market guests will vote for their favourite! (If there are >15 entries, participants may be assigned a 30min drop-off window to bring their entry pumpkin.)
  • Winners will be announced at 1:00PM – please come to claim your prize, and take home your pumpkin! Any pumpkins left after 2:00PM will be fed to our compost. If the winner cannot attend the announcement, we will contact you to pick up your prize at a future market date!
  • Prizes:

  • The winner will receive a $40.00 gift certificate to the market – this can be used at any vendor, including the UBC Farm!
  • Pollinator Tour 12:00 -1:00PM

    Register here to secure your spot! (Entry is per family – max 15 participants.) Note: Our COVID-19 safety plan restricts our tours to a maximum of 15 participants, excluding children from the same household.

  • Learn all about biodiversity at the UBC Farm, with a special focus on pollinators, while walking the UBC Farm site with our tour guides!
  • Location

    UBC Farm – 3461 Ross Drive