The Grover Pumpkin Festival has several signature events that can only be found here. From the giant Pumpkin Wall to a Pumpkin Queen, it’s all exciting.

Pumpkin Wall Tower Grover Pumpkin Festival

Pumpkin Wall

As a grand finale to welcome our festival to Cleveland County and North Carolina, we will be lighting a wall of approximately 700 jack-o’-lanterns. These jack-o’-lanters will be carved by YOU, our community and local schools. October 25, the day of the festival, there will be pumpkin carving stations set up so you can add your carved pumpkin to the wall. The town will provide many of the pumpkins but we encourage you to bring your own.

At 6:00pm we will begin to light the wall of pumpkins.

Corn Maze

Corn Maze Grover Pumpkin FestivalFor 2014, the maze will be open every Saturday in October as well as the day of the festival. It will be open during the week but only for large groups and by appointment only. Cost is $3 per person.

If you came to our corn maze last year you know that our maze is not just a maze it’s a challenge. Your challenge is to find six hidden Trick or Treaters. Follow your map through the maze to find the hidden kids. As you discover them check the boxes on your map to show the locations where you found them. The checked boxes will also help you locate where you are in the maze.

After exiting the maze, go to the info tent to turn in your map and verify all trick or treaters were found. Each completed sheet will be entered into a drawing for an exciting prize. The prize will be drawn the day of the festival, October 25.

To Learn More About the Corn Maze Click Here


Hay Maze

The Hay Maze is great for toddlers who are under the age of 4. It will give them the experience of the Corn Maze without the difficulty. The kids will have great fun climbing and exploring! Cost: FREE

Headless Horseman Carriage Rides

4:30pm – 7:30pm As evening approaches take a ride that Ichabod Crane never would have, with the Headless Horseman! Be sure to take in the sights and sounds of the festival and the Halloween and Fall decorations. Just don’t lose your head! Cost: $5 per person (fits 4-5 adults)

Trick or Treat Trail

Starting around 5:00pm some of Grover’s residents will open their doors for a fun and safe trick or treat experience for your children. Remember to follow the trail to avoid the things that go bump in the night! Cost: FREE

Costume Contests

Pet Costume Contests Grover Pumpkin Festival

Saturday, October 25 @ 3:30pm

Show off and dress yourself, your kids and your pet in their best costume for the popular Costume Contest! Each participant must wear a costume during the competition period to be eligible.

Winners will be determined by audience applause. To enter, sign in at the Information Tent anytime between Noon and 3:00pm.

Judging will take place at Main Stage at 3:30pm.

Prizes will be awarded for the best costume in each age group!

(Festival maps and signs will give you directions to Information Tent)

Pumpkin Roll

A fun competition between festival goers to see who can roll their pumpkin the farthest down Cleveland Avenue. Purchase a pumpkin the day of the festival or bring your own pumpkin. Roll begins at 3PM.

Adult Entry Fee: $5

Kids (ages 14 and under) Entry Fee: $3


ADULTS: 1st – $75 • 2nd – $50

KIDS: 1st – $30 • 2nd – $15

Lil’ Pumpkin Queen

At the 4th Annual Grover Pumpkin Festival we will be crowning the Lil’ Pumpkin Queen.

We will provide more information on this contest soon.