We apologize for not updating our website sooner, but a lot of the committee members have been busy with their day-job responsibilities, and we have finally had time to reflect on this years Pumpkinfest. Before we go any further, we must recognize the many sponsors who supported us this year with either finances, manpower or resources. Please frequent the retail businesses and thank those who helped make this year’s Pumpkinfest our most successful ever.
Leuger’s Insurance – Cotterman & Co – Howell’s IGA – Piqua Steel - Fowler’s TV- Southland Medical Center - Miller Insurance – Signature 4 - Schwieterman’s Pharmacy – NB First National Bank – Zumstein Trucking – Doris Cheeseman – Doc Riebel – Remax - Schmiesing Refrigeration – Cheeseman Trucking LLC – Kanawha Scales – Eagles Tailgate For Cancer – Dianne Komminsk – Power Equipment Solutions – Bohl Crane – Minster Bank – Midmark – Wagners IGA – Elmwood Assisted Living – La Piazza – Hair Performers – Mr. Craig-Hoffman Property Management – Vehorn Nursey – Industrial Management & Engineering Group – ArcTech Fabricating – Western Ohio True Value – Master Machine Rebuilders – Crown Equipment – NK Telco – C&G Distributing – New Bremen Eyecare – Homan & Stucke Construction – NB Chamber of Commerce – Moeller Trucking
This year’s Pumpkinfest was our most succcessful to date. One of the reasons was due to the reduced giant pumpkins that attended this year. Up until about 2-3 days before our weigh off, it was unclear if we would even have it. But due to the positive feedback we received from many local growers, it was decided to have it, but at reduced prize fees. The growers still came and were happy nonetheless. Special thanks to those on the New Bremen Festival Association for once again allowing us to borrow a few things here and there. As thanks for allowing us to use certain items over the years, the Pumpkinfest committee re-built the french fry slicer in 2012. It had a lot of wear over the years and hopefully our next renovation project will be postively received as well.
Hopefully everyone enjoyed the new additions to this years festival. The Artisan Showcase & Wine Garden got very favorable reviews throughout the day and we look forward to growing this event into something very special during Pumpkinfest weekend.
Also new this year were the wide selection of bands that played during the weekend. We feel that we captured a genre for every age group throughout the weekend. We have already had enquiries from local bands for next year…..don’t worry…EZ Rider will be back in 2013 !
Ok, now to list the winners of the various competitions throughout the day
Pie Bake Off
1st Place – Theresa Nelson, Versailles
2nd Place – Kathy Eisert, Wapak
3rd Place – Doris Krieg, New Bremen
Prettiest Pie – Susan Albers, New Weston
Thanks to our judges : Sandy Schwartz, Doc Riebel and Edith Wissman
Kids Pie Eating Contest
1st Place – Ben Kuck
2nd Place – Stella Feal
3rd Place – Emily Alt
Thanks again for coming to this years 2012 Pumpkinfest and we look forward to exceeding your expectations for next year.