Join us at Jeffrey Park for our annual Harvest Festival! At this event, you'll enjoy an enchanted walk, corn maze, bonfire, games, and so much more. This free community event is suitable for all ages!
Date: October 21, 2022
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Location: Jeffrey Park
Meadow Behind Jeffrey Mansion
While it's free to attend the Harvest Festival, various community partners and vendors will be selling food at the event. Enjoy fresh Papa John's pizzas, Mayor Ben's chili, baked goods on behalf of Bexley Women's Club, and more!
Pumpkin Carving Contest
Is your carved pumpkin the best? Put it to the test! Register today to enter your family's pumpkin!
- Registration is required!
- Pumpkins MUST be carved;
- One (1) carved pumpkin per family and the adult/parent should register for the activity*;
- Paint and other decor allowed;
- Keep it classy. Scary is fine
The top two winning pumpkins will be chosen by Bexley Recreation and Parks staff!
This excludes JMP registration for the 2023-24 School Year.
Upon your arrival at the event, you will drop off your pumpkin at the designated display area. Pumpkins MUST be carved in advance and be entered by 7:00 pm. Judging will take place at 7:30 pm. We will keep pumpkins lit through 8:00 pm after which pumpkins can be reclaimed by their owners!
We are excited to have Brian "Tator" Edwards onsite for his amazing carvings! He will also be a judge in our pumpkin carving contest.
• Tator is a Grove City pumpkin carver;
• His love of pumpkin carving started when he learned the craft in a college art club;
• He's made two appearances on Food Network's Halloween Wars;
• Tator is currently featured on 'Outrageous Pumpkins'. He is one of the 7 contestants of the third season of the show, which airs on Food Network and discovery+.
More info on "Tator" and his carving: NBC Article, Dispatch Article