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April 13, 2024

Operation pumpkin

Prepare to Be Amazed at Operation Pumpkin!

Head to Hamilton this weekend for HUGE pumpkins and tons of Fall fun!

2021 marks the 10 year anniversary for this awesome pumpkin and art festival, so expect this to be the biggest and best year of Operation Pumpkin yet! 


This weekend event features live music, children’s activities, a pup parade, tons of vendors and an assortment of HUGE carved pumpkins.  


Weekend Entertainment Schedule:

Friday, October 8

2 – 4 p.m.: Kylar Kuzio

4 p.m. GIANT pumpkin weigh-off (2020’s winner was a whopping 2013 pounds!)

5 – 7 p.m.: Dat Band Cincy

7 – 10 p.m.: Naked Karate Girls

Saturday, October 9

2 – 4 p.m.: Yada Yada Yadas

5 – 6:30 p.m.: Model Behavior

7:30 – 10 p.m.: Don’t Tell Steve

Sunday, October 10

12 – 1:30 p.m.: Mr. Phelps

3 – 5 p.m.: Saffire Express 


Pet Parade & Costume Contest

Sunday, October 10  at 12 p.m.

($12 Day-Of registration – $10 pre-registration entry completed by Saturday, Oct 9 at 12 p.m. – $12 Day-Of registration)


Operation Pumpkin

Fri and Sat: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Sun: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Learn more about this annual festival by visiting:

Operation Pumpkin will take place in downtown Hamilton, Oh.

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Amanda Ciani

Amanda Ciani lives in Northern Kentucky with her husband and their three terrific sons. She enjoys writing haiku parenting poems for her Instagram account (@cinciciani), and Twitter account (@haikuciani).