The 2014 Pumpkinfest planning has begun and we are pleased to announce this year’s Saturday night headline entertainment. The Tommy Steele Band will play Saturday night from 9:00pm to 1:00am. Tommy Steele is a hot new country-rock artist who’s new genre of Diesel Country has him bouncing from coast to coast as he performs many of his own hits along with a selection party country-rock.
This new national recording artist from Flint, Mi. has opened up for Brooks & Dunn, Leann Rimes, Big & Rich, Gretchen Wilson and Dwight Yoakam just to name a few. Tommy’s musical influences come from the likes of Lynryd Skynyrd and Hank Williams Jr., but he also can pump out rock-n-roll and covers ZZ Top, John Mellencamp, Bob Seger and even a little AC DC and Nickelback.
Tommy’s latest CD features songs that have been climbing the charts on the Billboard of Country music. “We ain’t drunk”, “Forever 17”, and “My side of the street” have recently been added to TNN’s (The Nashville Network) national broadcast playlist.
Check out Tommy’s website at tommysteeleband.com to listen to this year’s Pumpkinfest headliner selection.
The New Bremen Pumpkinfest has a handful of members who have been on the committee since its inseption in 2004 and it’s time for us to move on. Over the last couple of years we have added a few more members, but in order for this fall festival to continue to grow and sustain the reputation of being the best fall festival around, we need more members.
Those who have volunteered on other festival committees know how much work it takes to make every year a success and the Pumpkinfest is no different. During the Spring and Summer months planning, there are many small details and duties that need to be done in order to guarantee a smooth running festival. We have created a master list of these items/duties to help with the pass-down training, which makes it easier for new members.
Set up week is always a lot of work, but also a lot of fun. Working together as a team always creates the opportunity to learn more about each other and to understand what volunteerism is all about. A wise man once said, “Volunteers are not paid– not because they are worthless but because they are priceless”. No truer words have been spoken. The act of giving of the most priceless gift you posess, your Time, can be very rewarding, but given without expectation of tangable rewards can be difficult for some to understand.
During the Spring – Summer months, we meet once a month to discuss and plan the years activities. Beginning in August through September, we meet at least weekly to finalize all of the planning details. Each meeting last 2-3 hours and is in the evening so as not to interrupt dinner with the family.
So if your interested in helping to keep the New Bremen Pumpkinfest growing, drop us an e-mail at: email@example.com
Thanks and we look forward to hearing from you….
Thanks to all who particpated this year in the Pumpkin Pie Bake Off, Kids Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest, Artisan Showcase Raffle and the Pumpkinfest Raffle.
Pumpkin Pie Bake Off
1st Place – Shelby O’Neil
2nd Place – Connie O’Neil
3rd Place – Devon Thieman
Prettiest Pie – Connie O’Neil
Special thanks to our Celebrity Judges:
Sandy Schwartz-New Bremen, Steve Baker-Channel 7 News and Taylor Bergman-2013 Bremenfest Queen.
Kids Pie Eating Contest
1st Place – Ryan Bertke
2nd Place – Stella Fear
3rd Place – Alayna Albers
Artisan Showcase Raffle
Mary Schumm of St. Marys.
Mary won an original Heath Rader painting.
Grand Prize – Gregg Scheer, 55′ Flat Screen TV
1st Place – Kent Wolters, 10k Blue Topaz Ring & Mens Seiko Watch
2nd Place – Scott Campbell, $750 Gift Cert to Gilberg’s Furnitue
3rd Place – Shelby Vaughn, His & Hers FUJI Crosstown Bicycles
Thanks again for your all of your support. Check back soon for a 2013 Pumpkinfest Wrap Up !
Due to circumstances beyond our control, Boyd’s Dance Studio and Flight Risk will not be performing on Saturday.
From Noon to 2:00pm, Free Lance with Steve Rosenbeck and Roger DeMange will entertain us on the main stage in the Crown Pavilion. Then, The Fits will start their music beginning at 4:30pm. In between, D&D Sound will provide us with some soft background music, for a nice couple of hours of socializing while you enjoy the fall food and beverages.
We hope everyone enjoys the weekend’s activities.
This year’s 2013 Pumpkinfest will feature an all new event. A Craft Beer tasting area will be added under the Crown Pavilion as an added attraction. Starting at 10:00am several craft brews will be available for sampling from local craft brewerys. Two different pumpkin ales along with some IPA’s will be some of the choices.
Yellow Springs Brewery, Dayton Beer Company and Maumee Bay Brewing Co. will headline the lineup. All four will bring 2-3 different kinds of craft beers that can be sampled.
Yellow Springs Brewery – We’re not Punk Enough Pumpkin Ale & Captain Stardust (Saison). www.yellowspringsbrewery.com
Dayton Beer Company – Pumpkin Ale & Oregon Alley Imperial IPA & Oatmeal Coffee Brown Ale. www.thedaytonbeerco.com
Maumee Bay Brewing Company – IPA & Total Eclipse Breakfast Stout & Buckeye Brew. http://www.oh-maumeebaybrewingco.com
In conjunction with the Pumpkinfest, a new event will be kicked off this year, The Great Pumpkin Roll. A 25 mile and a 50 mile bike ride, around the surrounding areas of New Bremen, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 28th. Start time for the 50 mile ride will be at 8:30am and 9:00am for the 25 mile ride. The ride will venture on scenic lightly traveled roads with flat to rolling terrain. Fully stocked rest stops will be available throughout each of the routes. Additionally, we’ll look out for you with roving mechanical support and a Sag Wagon.
Registration will be located behind the Bicycle Museum of America located at 7 W. Monroe St. in New Bremen. Entry fees: $25 includes t-shirt, $10 without t-shirt. Same day registration is $15 without t-shirt. A limited number of t-shirts will be available for purchase the day of the the ride for $15.
You may also regsiter online for no additional fee at www.speedy-feet.com To regsiter by mail, please print / fill out the entrty form located at the speedy-feet.com website and mail to: The Great Pumpkin Roll PO Box 278 New Bremen, Oh. 45869
For questions contact: Nathan Niekamp 419-305-0980 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Entry form > Pumpkin Roll entry form
This year the Pumpkinfest Committee will be selling raffle tickets for a His and/or Hers Raffle, with a portion of the proceeds to be donated to the New Bremen Foundation. The ticket prices are $5 each or 5 tickets for $20. The winner of the Grand Prize, valued at $1,000, will get their choice of either a 55″ flat screen TV from Fowler’s TV or a $500 Visa Card and a $500 Gift Certificate to the New Bremen Massage Clinic. 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place prizes will also be awarded.
Tickets will soon be available and can be purchased by any Pumpkinfest Committee member and area businessses who are sponsoring this raffle. See the list below for prize details.