West Virginia Pumpkin Festival
The Pumpkin Festival was started in 1986 to help farmers with the raising and selling of pumpkins. Each October, more than 50,000 people travel to Milton to participate in our celebration of the pumpkin harvest.
The festival hosts a cultural array of activities for the entire family to enjoy. In addition to over 100 skilled artisans who display juried crafts, numerous special exhibits and demonstrations are presented throughout the festival. Master craftsmen share their expertise in areas such as blacksmithing, pottery making, quilting and woodworking, a mountain men encampment, and lots of old-time demonstrations like sorghum making, and much more, along with many business booths.