Pumpkin Festival

Mark your calendars for the 2014 edition of the Annual Harbord Street Pumpkin Festival, which will take place as always on November 1st. As the Festival grows, we always need more volunteers.

If you’d like to help, please contact Tim Grant via chair@harbordvillage.com.

6th Annual Harbord Street Pumpkin Festival 2013

Harbord Village Pumpkin Festival 2013 - Mary Ann Henderson

Our thanks to Mary Ann Henderson, Graham Remke and Marilyn Martin, who shared their photos of the festival with us.  You can see more of Mary Ann's pumpkin fest photos on Facebook.

The Harbord Street Pumpkin Festival is co-sponsored and mostly funded by the Harbord Street Business Improvement Association.

Harbord Village Pumpkin Festival 2013 - Marilyn Martin

Harbord Village Pumpkin Festival 2013 - Marilyn Martin

Harbord Village Pumpkin Festival 2013 - Mary Ann Henderson

Harbord Village Pumpkin Festival 2013 - Graham Rempe

Thanks to all the volunteers, the pumpkins and those that donated them, for the success of this year’s Pumpkin Festival. We had perfect weather, more than 1000 pumpkins on display and large crowds. 

Harbord Village Pumpkin Festival 2013 - Graham Rempe

Harbord Village Pumpkin Festival 2013 - Graham Rempe

Harbord Village Pumpkin Festival 2013 - Marilyn Martin

Harbord Village Pumpkin Festival 2013 - Mary Ann Henderson

5th Annual Harbord Street Pumpkin Festival 2012

Former HV resident & blogger Ionatan Waisgluss has published a gorgeous collection of pumpkin photos from our 2012 Pumpkin Festival.

The picture to the left is a screen-capture of part of his blog page.

Here's what he wrote:

     

Every Halloween, members of the Harbord Village Resident's Association (HVRA) set forth on a hunt for the best-looking Jack-o'-lanterns. Like ninjas in the night, they leave a note on these pumpkins, requesting them for the next day's festivities. On the 1st of November, the day after Halloween, the HVRA hosts its annual Pumpkin Festival, giving residents, business, and visitors the chance to connect on this wonderful and lively occasion.

Harbord Street, between Borden and Spadina, becomes lined with hundreds of Jack-o'-lanterns of every type imagineable! Scroll through these images to see some of this year's wonderful creations!





You can see Ionatan's Pumpkin Fest blog page here.

Thanks Ionatan!

   

   

The Pumpkin Festival is co-sponsored and mostly funded by the Harbord Street Business Improvement Association.

4th Annual Harbord Street Pumpkin Festival 2011
— a wonderful night to remember


Photos above: Wendy Smith

Below: Susan Purvis (Central Tech Community Swim)
at the 2011 silent auction: $2,200 Raised for Community Swims.


Past pumpkin pleasures

Photo album 2010

Click here for Eleanor Levine's 2010 Pumpkin Fest photos.

Photo slideshow 2009

Click here for our 2009 Pumpkin Festival photos

A hearty thanks to the 50+ volunteers who donated their time to make our 4th Annual Harbord Street Pumpkin Festival a big success. Thanks too to the Harbord Street Business Improvement Association for their continued support.

Once again thousands of people came out on November 1st to view over 700 candle-lit pumpkins that festooned tables along 4 blocks of Harbord, west of Spadina.

During the Festival, the Harbord Bakery gave away Halloween cookies. The Boulevard Café provided free samples of a quinoa-pumpkin dessert. DT Bistro handed out cotton candy, and donated 300 cupcakes which HVRA distributed along with hot cider at our gathering place at 85 Harbord.

Meanwhile, bids were placed fast and furiously on dozens of silent auction items inside 85 Harbord in support of the Saturday afternoon community swims at Central Technical School. Along with warm Fall weather, it was a wonderful night to remember.

Tim Grant, HVRA Chair
  

Photos below by Robert Bell
Thank you Robert!