Blue Grass 16th Annual Pumpkin Festival

This year on Saturday October 12, we will once again be sponsoring Blue Grass Nursery’s 16th Annual Pumpkin Festival in support of the Alberta’s Children Hospital Foundation (ACHF.) The event is largely run by volunteers and Blue Grass Employees with the support of numerous businesses and community members.

Their goal with each Pumpkin Festival is to host a free, family friendly fall event with lots of unique activities for young and old alike while raising money to support a cause we can all relate to! The Pumpkin Festival has grown from a few hundred people and about $1500 in donations the first year to over 5500 people and $39,260 in donations.

The success that this event experiences every year is tremendous, and continues to grow because of the on-going support from our community. Their goal is to continue to produce a bigger and better event every year and increase their donations to ACHF.

Come out and help us raise funds for the Alberta Children’s Hospital. Family-Friendly activities including wagon rides, face painting, games, pumpkin bowling, pumpkin carving and their  famous Giant Pumpkin Drop! Watch them drop a 500+ pound pumpkin from a crane and crush a car! New this year, they are getting spicy and have added a Hot Chili Pepper Eating Contest.

Every year, 102,000 kids from Calgary, across the province and the country – rely on care from The Alberta Children’s Hospital. Donations help fund family centred child health programs, specialized life-saving equipment and advanced pediatric research and education. Learn how support from people like you is changing the lives of sick and injured kids.