The Pumpkinpalooza will be back this Sunday, October 23rd in the Victorian Square in Sparks from 10:30 am to 5 pm. Last year’s event attracted over eight thousand people.

Events include:

  • Build and race a pumpkin in the Pumpkin Derby
  • Participate in the family costume parade
  • Play carnival style games
  • Hear stories in the haunted schoolhouse
  • Compete in a pie-eating, pumpkin seed spitting, marshmallow shooting and mummy wrapping contests 
  • Pumpkin beauty contest
  • Live entertainment

All proceeds will go to the Northern Nevada Center for Independent Living, a center that focuses on helping people with disabilities.

For more information on the Pumpkinpalooza visit