The festival, which will run every weekend from Sept. 23-Oct. 29, will move to a new home the following year. The festival was launched in 2021 to help fundraise for the Dr. Pound Historical Farmstead, which was in need of a new roof and mold remediation.
“Through the festival’s fundraising efforts, we have been able to collectively donate nearly $300,000 in monetary contributions, goods and services to the Pound House and our local community,” said Christopher Durst, co-founder and producer of the Dripping Springs Pumpkin Festival, in a news release. “I’m happy to announce that the Friends of the Pound House Foundation recently completed restoration of the Pound House and they are preparing to reopen the museum just in time for the Dripping Springs Pumpkin Festival’s final season.”
The property, located in Founders Memorial Park near downtown Dripping Springs, is on the National Register of Historic Places and has been a museum since May 2003.
This will not be the last year for the festival as it will take place in a new location that is not yet disclosed.
“Our new location provides us an opportunity to really grow the festival, which in turn allows us to do even more for our community; it’s truly a win-win situation,” Durst said in the news release. “Furthermore, we now have the ability to launch our long-awaited Christmas festival.”
This year’s festival
Tickets to this year’s festival are $15, and free for seniors and children under 3 years old.
Each weekend, which will run on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m.-7 p.m., will consist of a different theme.
These will include, in order:
- Scarecrow Disco
- Butterfly Jubilee
- Celebration of Indigenous Tradition
- Pioneer Palooza
- Annual Solar Eclipse
- Bubble Extravaganza
- Pumpkin Jamboree
For more information on the Dripping Springs Pumpkin Festival or to purchase tickets, visit www.drippingpspringspumpkinfestival.com.