• WHAT: Sunrise Kiwanis Manteca Pumpkin Fair
• WHEN: Saturday-Sunday Oct. 3-4 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days
• WHERE: Downtown Manteca
• FOR INFO: Information on vendor booths and the car show are available by going to www.sunrisekiwanis.org or by calling the hotline at 1-800-592-7419.
The Saturday and Sunday event that runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days includes free entertainment as well as free kids games plus a tractor show, a car show, vendors, food booths, and kid rides. Admission is free to the event bounded by Main Street, Center Street, and the railroad tracks.
Actually, it is the 40th anniversary of the annual pumpkin party that was originally launched by Manteca Pumpkin Growers and then handed off to the Manteca Jaycees before the Sunrise Kiwanis took over 25 years ago.
The heart of the pumpkin fair are the pumpkin events sponsored by the Manteca Pumpkin Growers at Library Park. There you can select a pumpkin. Kids can also try their hand at pumpkin rolling, pumpkin seed spitting and pie eating to name a few of the free contests.
The Main Stage entertainment between the Manteca Library and Post Office that is sponsored by Budweiser includes Whiskey Hill at noon and Threshold at 4 p.m. on Saturday. Sunday’s Main Stage musical entertainment includes Red Di at noon and Sky Kings at 4 p.m.
The Gazebo/Community Stage in Library Park is sponsored by PG&E.
The Saturday line-up includes:
10:00-10:15 - MUST Fun-Run Awards
10:20-10:40 - Manteca Parks & Rec. Dance Group
10:45-10:55 - Funtastic Gymnastics
11:00-11:25 - Jordan Renfo
11:30-11:55 - Art of Dance
12:00-12:25 - Reggie Ginn/ aka Mary Wells
12:30-12:55 - Cheer Stars
1:00-1:25 - Genett Reed
1:30-1:55 - Amanda Rojas
2:00-2:25 - Boys & Girls Club Karate
2:30-2:55 - Universal Dance
3:00-3:25 - Cheyenne Milligan
3:30-3:55 - Manteca Youth Focus Entertainers
4:00-4:25 - Judi Hoagland
4:30-4:55 - Kirk Randall
5:00-6:00 - Mello Hall Family
The Sunday line-up includes:
11:00-11:25 - Ashley Parker
11:30-11:55 - Manteca PD Canine Show
12:00-12:25 - Stephanie Terrill
12:30-12:55 - Brittany LeLand
1:00-1:25 - Felicia Zapata
1:30-1:55 - Dance Stars
2:00-2:25 - Amanda Gray
2:30-2:55 - Kennedy & Company
3:00-3:25 - Manteca Dancing with the stars
3:30-3:55 - Manteca Youth Focus Title Holders
4:00-4:25 - Lisa Rowe
4:30-4:55 - Mello Hall Family
The tractor show sponsored by the South San Joaquin Irrigation District takes place on Maple Avenue in front of the post office while the car show is on Sunday in the 100 block of East Yosemite.