Orangetober Festival leaders outline Oct. 7-9 family fun at Riverside Pavilion

Published 11:24 am Friday, September 16, 2022

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The City of Orange Convention & Visitors Bureau is excited to announce the 2nd annual Orangetober Festival.

This event will be held Oct. 7-9 at the Riverside Pavilion, located at 708 Simmons Drive in Orange.

The Orangetober Festival is sure to provide fun for the entire family with a great variety of events and activities. The Pumpkin Village features more than 10,000 pumpkins and gourds, along with photo opportunities for the entire family.

Schedule of events courtesy of the City of Orange.

The first day of the festival kicks off at 4 p.m. Oct. 7 and includes tours of the Pumpkin Village, kids activities, food vendors, craft beer and the featured film Hocus Pocus beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Day 2 of the Orangetober Festival kicks off with a 5k and kids 1k hosted by 3 Bros Running Company at 7:30 a.m. Oct. 8. The festival gates open at 10 a.m. Visitors can enjoy tours of the Pumpkin Village, a vendor market, Gumbo Cook-Off, kids activities, food vendors, craft beer, live entertainment on the Riverside Pavilion stage, Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest, Cornhole Tournament and so much more!

Live entertainment includes headliner Kevin Fowler, Joey Greer, JT Reserve and Flava Band.

Day 3 of the Orangetober Festival begins at 11 a.m. Oct. 9 and includes tours of the Pumpkin Village, kids activities, food vendors and craft beer.

Beginning at 3 p.m., families, businesses and individuals are encouraged to bring pumpkins home for decorating, carving or eating. PLAESE NOTE, pumpkins WILL NOT be moved, claimed or taken off site prior to 3 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE: No dogs, pets or coolers are allowed at the City of Orange Boat Ramp or Riverside Pavilion.

For additional information, call the Orange Convention and Visitors Bureau at 409-883-1011 or visit