DeWitt’s annual Great Pumpkin Festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13.

• The Great Pumpkin Derby Race using “cars” built out of pumpkins. Registration begins at 10 a.m.; racing starts at 12:30 p.m. All derby cars will be entered for decorating prizes.

• Pumpkin painting will take place throughout the day. The cost to buy a pumpkin is $5, but paint and brushes will be supplied.

• A childen- and pet-costume parade will start at 11:30 a.m. Participants are asked to line up at MOD Booth beginning at 11:20.

• A car show will take place throughout the day. Registration will occur from 8 a.m. to noon., while the judging will occur from 1-2 p.m. The event is free to enter, and there will be trophies and prizes.

• There will be food and craft vendors and kids games will take place throughout the day.

• DeWitt Junior Women Bake Sale will start at 11 a.m. 

• The PumpkinFest Movie: A kid-friendly seasonal movie will be aired free at the Operahouse, with doors opening at 3 p.m.

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