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Pumpkin Fest

It’s pumpkin time!  While I love showcasing fall color in Nevada City, it’s also a great time to celebrate all things pumpkin.  If you’re looking for a pumpkin fix here are a few ideas.

  • Treats in downtown Nevada City is having a pumpkin fest: pumpkin ice creams (regular and vegan), pumpkin Pie Cones, pumpkin milkshakes, pumpkin brownie a la mode.
  • An Honest Pie has 2 pumpkin options; classic pumpkin pie and Pumpkin Brew, their buttermilk pie with pumpkin filling.
  • The Inn Town Campground has two fall special artisans marshmallows for sale in the camp store, if you’ve ever wanted to try Pumpkin Souffle or Pumpkin Spice Latte marshmallows, stop by now.
  • If you need a pumpkin pie to feed more than just yourself, stop by Flour Garden Bakery and pick up either the pumpkin tarte with gingerbread crust or a gluten-free pumpkin pie.  Or maybe you want the Southwestern Pumpkin Soup, check out their soup menu for dates.
  • Three Forks Bakery & Brewery will have pumpkin pies for the holidays and look for locally sourced organic pumpkin soup on the menu soon.
  • Think you want to make your own pumpkin treat, visit the Nevada City Farmers Market.  Mountain Bounty Farm will have a variety of pumpkins for sale this Saturday 8:30am- 1pm.
  • Caroline’s Coffee Roasters and Summer Thyme’s Bakery have their seasonal Pumpkin Spice Latte on the menu.
  • Decorate a pumpkin at this weekend’s Bridgeport Fall Festival, Sunday, October 23rd (11-4)
  • Go pick a pumpkin at Bierwagen’s Farm (open every day in October) or McCourtney Road Pumpkins (open weekends 10-5) or Smith Vineyards during their Pumpkins & Wine event (Saturday 10/22 and 10/29 from 12-4).
  • And for those of you who plan to join the downtown Nevada City trick-or-treating scene, the Outside Inn is taking the pledge and will have a teal pumpkin for kids with food allergies who are looking for treats.

So, who’s ready for a little giveaway?  I’ve put together an All Things Pumpkin prize with: a pumpkin pie from An Honest Pie, a pumpkin pie cone from Treats, a bag of gourmet marshmallows from the Inn Town Campground, a Pumpkin Spice Latte from Carolines Coffee and a $10 gift certificate to Bierwagen’s Farm to go pick a speciality pumpkin.  Post a comment here on anything pumpkin and I’ll draw the winner on Wednesday, October 26th.

© 2016 InnSide Nevada City,  © photos by Erin Thiem and Lenkaland Photogtraphy
40 replies
  1. Julie Carrara
    Julie Carrara says:

    A fun harvest fair activity witnessed in St Helena over the past weekend was mini- pumpkin bowling. The bowling pins were colorfully painted gourds with halloween faces. Kids were having a ball! Maybe they already do this at the Twin Cities Halloween Fair?

  2. Denise Bryant
    Denise Bryant says:

    Lots going on in our community! I love the head’s up you provide for some of the activities, and always fun to hear about places to visit locally that I might not have tried yet!
    I love pumpkin, and I just clipped a recipe for Pumpkin Ice Cream Gingersnap Pie that I want to make!

  3. Kelly Santos
    Kelly Santos says:

    What a great list! Thanks for helping me get into the fall/halloween spirit! All of this pumpkin talk sounds delicious.

  4. lisaj212
    lisaj212 says:

    To add to all things pumpkin, I saw a recipe for pumpkin black bean chili with an avacago sauce that sounds delicious! Vegan even. That’s what we’ll be eating Halloween night–if I can wait that long to make it!

  5. Kelly Shadburne
    Kelly Shadburne says:

    Love Pumpkin time and everything that comes with them. Fall is a beautiful time of year in our area, so lucky to live here. Halloween is a really fun time too.

  6. Debbie
    Debbie says:

    I’m a nutrition professional so LOVE the fact that pumpkins are not only fun to decorate, immensely tasty to cook with, but they pack a walloping dose of vitamin A which is SO helpful in maintaining healthy bodies.

  7. Saralee Dinelli
    Saralee Dinelli says:

    Fall is my favorite time of the year.
    I love everything pumpkin, you see,
    from pie to cookies to creme brulee.
    Then there is soup and bread and so much more.
    I like to make things fresh, not buy things from the store.
    The pumpkin is a versatile beauty to eat or decorate,
    Piled on a porch, or carved, they look great.
    With all the foods and colors of fall,
    you can’t go wrong at all.

    Pass the pie, please.

  8. Sadie Barquilla
    Sadie Barquilla says:

    Love pumpkins, always have! Fall is the best and how blessed are we to live in such a gorgeous area that gets to exprience the seasons! Looking forward to Halloween in Nevada city


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