SAVE THE DATE! SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13th, 2013! -42nd Pumpkin Festival 2013 is right around the corner -save the date Sunday, October 13th, 10am to 5pm, &- watch for exciting details to be announced this fall!
Fantastic 41st Anniversary!
Pumpkin Festival 2012 was a Great Success! A Fabulous 41st Year - Thanks to All!
Pleasant fall weather, acres of colorful autum foliage and lots of great attractions drew crowds to the 41st annual Pumpkin Festival at Hiram House Camp, on October 14, 2012.
The even raised thousands for our annual Campership Fund to enable children in need to enjoy a life-enriching summer camp experience.
Thanks to everyone who attended, our staff, volunteers, sponsors and supports - it was a great success! Please join us again next year for another fantastic Pumpkin Festival!
NEW PHOTOS! View photos of Pumpkin Festival 2012 and past events in our Photo Gallery
Thanks for Another Fabulous Year! - Enjoy All these Great Highlights of Pumpkin Festival 2012 -
NEW for 2012! Pumpkin Chunkin’ Fun, Pumpkin Carving Demos & Best Pumpkin Contest by the Cleveland Institute of Art
Food, Rides, Games, Crafts, Animals, Entertainment, Music, Family Fun for All Ages!
Visitors to the 41st annual fall Pumpkin Festival at Hiram House Camp, at 33775 Hiram Trail, in Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44022, on Sunday, October 14, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., enjoyed beautiful autumn foliage, food, rides, animals, entertainment, games, crafts, and fun for the whole family, on 172-wooded acres in the scenic Chagrin Valley!
Rain or Shine! - There were Great indoor & outdoor attractions and activities for all ages! Like the SPOOK-tacular indoor Haunted Hay Maze at our Double H Ranch, designing your own BOO-tiful Pumpkins in our Pumpkin Patch, doing the “Witches' Waltz”, Animal Petting Farm, Hay Wagon, Euclid Beach Rocket Car & Pony Rides, Face Painting, Candle Dipping, Raffle, Carnival Games, Inflatable Bounce House, Kiddie Craft Corner, Coloring Contest, Archery, Pumpkins and Mums sale & more!
Other Exciting Entertainment, Shows & Exhibits: Guests also enjoyed the Crooked River Fifes & Drums, plus Red Hackle Bagpipers & Drums. Listening to Music Together of the ChagrinValley 4 Kids. Watching the Showstopper’s School of Baton Twirling performances. Having hands-on fun at Cleveland Children’s Museum display, making your own Clothespin characters, meet the Cleveland Aquarium's mascot, & more!
Special Attractions! Back by popular demand – Vistors received a FREE child's meal coupon for Yours Truly Restaurants' for the first 500 families through the gates, met life-sized Care Bears, courtesy of Cleveland's own American Greetings, toured University Hospitals Family Health & Safety Booth. Activities at the UH Rainbow cabin included Halloween & Pedestrian Safety and a Teddy Bear Clinic where kids could help their brand new stuffed toys (provided free by UH Ahuja Medical Center) "feel better" by giving them check-ups. Seeing the Baldwin Wallace Fairy Tale Princess Palooza, Thrilling to Fire Juggling and Unicycle Riding Demos by Dan the Juggling Man Castrigano. Marveling at exciting Boomerang demonstrations by world champion Boomeranger Gary Broadbent of Broadbent Boomerangs, listening to African Drums by the Golden Ciphers Drum Troope and folk music by River City Trouble Band, enjoying life-size walk-around “Jungle Puppets”, like BeBe the Chimpanzee, by Katie Bee Entertainment, St. Ignatius Circus Company Jugglers, & more!
Fall Foods & refreshments included: NEW! Great taste treats! Mix your own Trail Mix! Everyone could try some yummy Baked Apples over an open fire or spicy Nachos & Cheese or enjoy a delicious Pancake Breakfast (10 a.m. to noon/12:00 p.m.) and other food items available throughout the day including: Pizza, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Italian Sausages, Chicken Fingers, Fries, S'Mores, Apple Cider, Donuts, Caramel Apples, Cotton Candy, Popcorn, Coffee, Funnel Cakes, Hot Chocolate, Soda Pop, Water, Soft Pretzels, & more!
Back for 41st Anniversary! FREE Admission for all children ages 12 and under (must be accompanied by an adult), $5 Adult Admission. (No pets or picnic baskets please. Some attractions require additional fee.) All-day wristbands available at $20 for most attractions (food concessions, balloons, raffle, pumpkins, mums, are not included.) Park for FREE at Orange Schools, at 32000 Chagrin Blvd. and take FREE Shuttle Buses to Camp.
Lead Sponsor for 2012 was University Hospitals/Ahuja Medical Center, MacDonald Women's Hospital, Rainbow Babies & Childrens Hospital. Platinum sponsor was BNY/Mellon Wealth Management. Our thanks to them and to all our 2012 Sponsors for their generous support! Proceeds from the Pumpkin Festival benefited the Hiram House Campership Fund which provides a life enriching summer camp experience for disadvantaged children in Northeast Ohio.
We would also like to recognize the many Volunteer groups and hundreds of individuals whose selfless efforts helped make the Pumpkin Festival possible and so successful this year. Those who prepared the grounds, set up the Haunted Hay Maze, cook pancakes, grilled foods, sold tickets, staffed booths & attractions, donated goods & services, & organizeed the event. Volunteers include students from Baldwin Wallace College, Case Western Reserve Unversity John Carroll University & Hiram College, Giant Eagle, Hiram House Board, Lander Circle Kiwanis Club, Pumpkin Festival Committee, United Way Young Professionals. Kudos to All!
For more information on how you can be a sponsor or volunteer for next year, please call the camp office at, (216) 831-5045. For driving directions, see map on this website. Please support our Sponsors! - see Sponsors list & links at right
THANKS TO ALL OUR 2012 SPONSORS!
41st Annual Pumpkin Festival at Hiram House Camp Sponsors!
Thank you to all our 2012 Pumpkin Festival Sponsors!
Kathleen & William Aubry, Jr.
Burton Floral & Garden
Alloy Bellows & Precision Welding
Kevin D. Barnes
Garage Finisher, Inc.
Kristy & Lawrence Kopittke
Stacy & Andy Martines
Rapid 2 Way Rental
Harriette & Harvey J. Schach
Solon Orthodontics, Inc.
Southeast Golf Car Co.
Capron Construction, Inc.
Susie & Mike Cargile
Sandra & John Fulton
Joanne & Russell Grundke
Karen & Dan Neides
Shirley and Tom Petrochic
Bobbi & Doug Robertson
Rick & Sandy Vanderhoof
Kathleen & John Barrett
Change for Charity
David's Pizza Connection
Colleen & Ken Fortuna, Sr.
Heidi & Tim Ignatious
King Excavating Co.
The Litherland Family
Rita & Charles Mainbourg Family
Patterson Fruit Farm
Katie & Mike Teichman
Adrian D. Thompson
Laura & John Towslee
Paul W. Ziegler
Please support our sponsors!