Special to Iredell Free News

The Flow Automotive 20th Annual Statesville Pumpkin Fest will be held in in Downtown Statesville on Saturday, November 4.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the downtown district will be filled with people enjoying live music, arts and crafts, great food, shopping, children’s activities, and much more.

From 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.,  Kids in America, Totally 80’s Tribute Band will perform at the DENSO After Party. Be sure to dress in your favorite 80’s costume for a chance to win Downtown Dollars. When you arrive, stop by the Information Tent, sponsored by Discover Statesville, located on the square, to pick up your festival map, see a list of vendors, and have any questions answered. You can also purchase a limited edition 20th Annual T-shirt.

Admission to the festival is free, although some of the activities will charge a fee. The event will take place rain or shine.

Main Stage Schedule

An array of musical acts will perform on the Main Stage on South Center Street. The Main Stage is sponsored by the City of Statesville, with DENSO as the Entertainment sponsor, and WAME Radio as the host.

12:00 – 1:30 – His & Hers
2:00 – 4:00 pm – Groove Machine
5:30 – 8:30 – Kids in America, Totally 80s Tribute Band

Community Stage Lineup

Throughout the day, there will be a variety of performances, from dance showcases to gymnastics and martial arts demonstrations, on the Community Stage, sponsored by The Joint Chiropractic, on North Meeting Street.

10:30 am – American Renaissance Cheer Squad
11:00 am – Tilley’s Dance Academy
11:30 am – Centre Ballet Conservatory
12:00 pm – In His Steps Dance
12:30 pm – Statesville Dance and Performing Arts
1:00 pm – Betty’s School of Dance
1:30 pm – Phoenix Martial Arts
2:00 pm – Ignite Dance Ministries
2:30 pm – Carolina Dogwood Festival

Kids’ Zone

Get ready for an action-packed day of non-stop fun for the little ones at the Kids’ Zone, sponsored by Republic Services! Located on the Broad Street UMC Lawn at West Broad Street, this exciting area will be a hub of adventure, featuring a wide array of inflatables. Kids can conquer the exhilarating 27-foot Dual Lane Super Slide, navigate the challenging 66-foot obstacle course, and immerse themselves in the thrill of the All Sport Mega Arena. All attractions are staffed for parents’ peace of mind. For just $5, kids can enjoy unlimited turns on the inflatables throughout the day with the purchase of a wristband. 

Classic Car Cruise-In

Court Street will transform into a large parking lot of classic cars (1993 and older) during the 2023 Statesville Pumpkin Fest for the Classic Car Cruise-In. All cars must enter from the intersection of West Front and Meeting Streets beginning at 9 a.m. Contact Chuck Goode (704-929-8150) for more information.

Beverages, Food & More

For adult beverages, patrons can stop by The ‘Ville Social District to purchase alcoholic drinks from participating Downtown locations and wander throughout the festival. Visit www.downtownstatesville.com/social-district/ for more information and participating businesses.

Downtown restaurants and stores will be open throughout the day. Visit www.downtownstatesville.com/business-directory/ for a full list.


The Statesville Pumpkin Fest is produced by Downtown Statesville (DSDC) and the Greater Statesville Chamber of Commerce, and sponsored by Flow Automotive, DENSO Manufacturing, Discover Statesville, The Joint Chiropractic, Republic Services, AP Vintage Motors, Food Lion, Home Paramount Pest Control, Southern Distilling Co., Paramount Roofing Systems, Gator Roofing, Kewaunee, Jordan Grant & Associates, Alarm South, Troops Haul Junk, City of Statesville, WAME, Broad Street UMC, Phoenix Martial Arts, and Troutman Chair Company.

Learn More

For more information about the Flow Automotive Statesville Pumpkin Fest, please visit the website at www.statesvillepumpkinfest.com.