Pumpkin Festival To Return In Canton

Riverview Christmas Tree Farm will be opening up shop early this year

After a five year hiatus, a popular pumpkin festival is returning to the Sioux Empire.

Riverview Christmas Tree Farm in Canton will be opening up shop early this year.

During the first weekends of October, the seasonal business will be selling pumpkins.

But that’s just the start of it.

Kids will also be able to enjoy free inflatables, a pumpkin launcher, and a pumpkin painting station.

For the adults, craft beer and wine will be available, and there will be multiple TV’s to watch football on.

There’s even something special for those who serve in the community.

“We are offering a first free pumpkin to any law enforcement family, so any law enforcement family that comes out, the first one is on us,” says Riverview Christmas Tree Farm Owner Todd Gannon.

Pumpkin prices will range from $2 to $10 dollars, depending on the size.

“We’re really trying to make it a family event where people can spend the whole afternoon,” says Gannon. “It’s not just pick your pumpkin and leave, there’s lots of activities for people to stay all afternoon. We’ll also have some food vendors and meal options for people as well.”

The festival is open on the first two Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the first two Sundays from noon to 6 p.m.