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A fun way to meet creative people & local business owners who support our Community!

The Annual Plainville PumpkinFest is a downtown outdoor festival featuring live music, a kid's costume parade, kid's games, bounce houses, a large variety of food trucks, spooky haunted house and over 50 local vendors, downtown restaurants & businesses. It wouldn't be a PumpkinFest without pumpkins, so everyone is invited to bring their own carved pumpkins or decorate your own at the Pumpkin Patch!!

  • Carve Your Own Pumpkin, bring it to the "Pumpkin Patch" tent, we'll light it up and display it on the Library lawn FREE for all to SEE!! You can even take it home with you when you leave. You can also Register to WIN A PRIZE!!

  • Walk (or run) through the spooky haunted house at the Masonic Temple located at 70 East Main Street

  • Enjoy Live Music in the Center of Town

  • Dress your kids in their Halloween costumes and bring them to see the Magician at the Parks & Rec Department on Whiting Street starting at 4:00 

  • March in the Kid's Costume Parade (5:00 PM) from the Parks & Rec Department

  • Taste all of the delicious food & desserts from over 20 unique Food Trucks and Downtown Restaurants


  • Visit all the downtown area businesses as you shop for crafts & gifts at OVER 50 VENDOR BOOTHS lining the downtown streets.....and much, much more!!!

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Since the start of the Plainville PumpkinFest in 2015, we have donated $62,500 to the Plainville Community Fund (as well as $4,500 to other Plainville Charities). We couldn't have done it without the support of our Town, local businesses, and everyone who participated / attended the event for the past 8 years so....THANK YOU ALL!!


The Plainville Community Fund was established at Main Street Community Foundation in 2006 by a group of community leaders to create a permanent resource of assets for charitable programs and projects that enhance the quality of life for Plainville residents, emerging needs. Over the past 18 years, the Foundation has awarded grants totaling $129,186 from this Fund.


Each year grants are awarded to charitable programs and projects working to enhance the lives of Plainville residents in the areas of arts and culture, education, environment, health and human services among others.​

MSCF Awards Over $11,000 to Benefit Plainville Residents

Main Street Community Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life in Plainville in a variety of ways, one of which is through grantmaking from the Plainville Community Fund. In 2023, MSCF awarded four grants totaling $11,086 from the Fund to organizations serving Plainville residents in several areas of need.

Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center was awarded a $2,000 grant to continue their Imagine Nation Loves Plainville STEAM outreach program for Plainville children, allowing them to engage with science, technology, engineering, art, and math in a fun and collaborative way. The Plainville Community Food Pantry was awarded a $5,000 grant to fund their Intervention, Outreach and Referral Program that provides food and other basic need items for Plainville residents. A $1,586 grant was awarded to the Plainville Senior Center for The Caregivers Toolbox program, a five-week dinner education series on topics pertinent to caregiving for the elderly. The Congregational Church of Plainville received a $2,500 grant to support the Music Sacred Project, a new concert series that features a variety of music genres and musicians that will be open to the public.

The Fund relies on the donations of individuals, families, and businesses to help meet the changing needs of Plainville residents. Contributions can be made at any time to the Plainville Community Fund by donating online at: 

or by sending donations to:

Main Street Community Foundation, P.O. Box 2702, Bristol, CT 06010


For more information on Plainville Community Fund or Main Street Community Foundation, visit:

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