Director's Message

2020 PUMPKIN FESTIVAL CANCELLED
Pumpkins Will Be Available to Purchase Online For Curbside Pickup


September 2020

Dear Friends and Supporters,

By now you have probably heard that the 2020 Cal Poly Pomona Pumpkin Festival has been cancelled due to Covid-19 precautions. All of your favorite attractions like the Corn Maze, Petting Farm, Hay Ride and much more will have to wait until next year. However, we are still growing plenty of awesome Pumpkins and you will still be able to safely purchase your favorite CPP grown Jack o Lantern at a great price. In addition to our normal selection, we are growing Pie Pumpkins for the first time. For all of you that have rediscovered your kitchen during the lockdown, we will provide some great recipes for Pumpkin Pie, Bread, and a classic roasted Pumpkin Soup!

At this time we plan to launch online pumpkin sales on September 25th with curbside pickup beginning October 1st. Look forward to the weeks ahead for some fun virtual contests, activities and live broadcasts including a chance to enter the All Time Super Best Cal Poly Pomona Pumpkin Carving Contest! We will post updates on this webpage, social media, and our email list. We welcome your input and ideas to make this a fun and safe October. The Farm Store at Kellogg Ranch will also be open during this time with a wide selection of seasonal items. Check their website for details.

Your support in the past is greatly appreciated and we look forward to seeing you all again in person at Pumpkin Fest and all of the other activities and events at AGRIscapes and Discovery Farm.

Thank You,

Craig Walters
Pumpkin Fest Director
pumpkinfestival@cpp.edu