Founded in 2003, Pumpkinfest began as a small event for giant pumpkin growers to show off their biggest and most prized pumpkins. Over the years, Pumpkinfest grew into a beloved local festival bringing in giant pumpkins from all over the Midwest and putting on equally giant events, like setting the record for the World’s Largest Pumpkin Pie in 2010.
In its 11th year, the New Bremen Pumpkinfest adopted a new purpose and mission, to give back to the community by providing a quality harvest-style festival in celebration of music, art, food, football, friends, and family. In 2013, the New Bremen Pumpkinfest created a charitable fund at the New Bremen Foundation. Proceeds from the festival will go to the endowment fund in support of New Bremen parks and recreation for years and years to come.