Grover Pumpkin Festival

The night of the event, we will be lighting a wall of approximately 700 jack-o'-lanterns from our community and local schools as a grand finale to welcome our festival to Cleveland County and North Carolina.

The event is expected to attract over 6,000 spectators who will enjoy live music, a corn maze, hay rides, great food, lots of games and activities all day and of course, pumpkin carving. A costume contest and pie eating contest will add to the festive atmosphere, along with a not-so-haunted mansion and a safe Trick or Treating experience for the kids.

Teen Miss North Carolina to Crown Queen


This year we continue our newest tradition in Grover, North Carolina with the Grover Pumpkin Festival. For the past two years we also started the tradition of crowning a Pumpkin Queen for our festival. During the day of the festival the 2013 Teen Miss North Carolina, Rachel Mower, will crown our Lil’ Miss Pumpkin Queen and award her with a crown, sash and prizes.

Just like last year we are going to limit our contestants to girls who attend Grover Elementary School, Pre-K through 4th grade. They will have the opportunity to win great prizes such as: a crown, sash, a space in the Grover Christmas Parade and more.

We will be looking for young girls to participate in our Lil’ Miss Pumpkin Queen program that will kick off October 1, 2013 and run through the Grover Pumpkin Festival. Each girl will be featured during the festival with the winner of the Lil’ Miss Pumpkin Queen being determined on money collected with each penny equaling a vote. Each contestant can begin collecting donations on October 1, 2013 and continue through Thursday, October 24, 2013. We encourage each participant to ask family and friends to donate to her jar throughout the month of October. Donations do not have to be just pennies. All money collected goes directly to the Town of Grover for beautification projects, which could include areas around Grover Elementary School.

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