PUMPKIN FANS: Crowds gathered to see the street parade at the 2018 Goomeri Pumpkin Festival.
PUMPKIN FANS: Crowds gathered to see the street parade at the 2018 Goomeri Pumpkin Festival. Contributed

FULL SCHEDULE: What to see and when at Pumpkin Festival

THE Goomeri Pumpkin Festival is on the roll again, and the community is getting excited for what's in store.

Accommodation is booked out for the weekend, and many have expressed their interest in joining in on the pumpkin-themed festivities from May 23 to 27.

If you're one of these people, or if you'd like to learn a bit more about what's to come, be sure to check out the schedule for the four days of actioned-packed fun.

THURSDAY

2pm: Indoor bowls at the Hall of Memory. Free entry, afternoon tea available afterwards.

6.30pm: Movies in the Hall screening Basmati Blues (presented by the Gympie Regional Council).

FRIDAY

9am: Bingo at the Hall of Memory, $1 per game, with a $25 per game prize.

6.30pm: Trivia night at the Hall, $5 entry with a cash prize to be won.

SATURDAY

7am: Barbecue breakfast at the Goomeri Sportsground.

11am: Goomeri Pumpkin Cup at the Goomeri Golf Club.

11.30am: Wine tasting at the Breitkreutz Pavilion (presented by Moffatdale Ridge).

12pm: Sausage sizzle by the Goomeri Lions Club at the Pavilion.

3pm: Twilight markets at the Market Square.

6.30pm: Chef long table dinner at the Hall of Memory (presented by the Gympie Regional Council).

SUNDAY

6.45am: Prayer breakfast at the Goomeri Bowls Club

8am: Festival open on Shaw St.

8.30am: Celebrity chef stage presents Matt Golinski, main stage presents Gladstone Ukes, Aerial Dreaming Entertainment at the market square, and Gilmore Family mini pig races.

9am: Pumpkin bowls at the competition area, celebrity chef stage presents Matt Golinski and Sashi Maiku, Gympie historical re-enactment society and the pumpkin catapult.

9.30am: Pumpkin Pageant Competition judging on the main stage, Gilmore Family mini pig races, main stage presents Karen Thomsen, Aerial Dreaming Entertainment in the market square.

10am: Celebrity chef stage presents Matt Golinski and Jason Ford's Rapid Cook-Off, decorated pumpkins and giant pumpkins judging, pumpkin catapult and street parade marshalling commences.

10.30am: Street parade sponsored by Bendigo Bank.

11am: Main stage presents Soul Good, Gilmore Family mini pig races, pumpkin catapult and the Goomeri Reunion at the Hall of Memory.

11.30am: Celebrity chef stage presents Jason Ford, Pumpkin Patch Snatch competition, Aerial Dreaming Entertainment, whip cracking demonstration.

12pm: Gilmore Family mini pig races, Gympie Historical Re-enactment Society, pumpkin catapult and the main stage presents Deal'n.

12.15pm: Celebrity chef stage presents Matt Golinski with Hayley Maudsley and whip cracking demonstration.

12.30pm: Pumpkin Power Shot Put competition and Aerial Dreaming Entertainment at the market square.

1pm: Celebrity chef stage presents Matt Golinski and Jason Ford's Rapid Cook-Off, Pumpkin Roll registrations close, pumpkin catapult and the main stage presents Runaway Train.

1.30pm: The Great Australian Pumpkin Roll marshalling commences, Gympie Historical Re-enactment Society and Gilmore Family mini pig races.

1.45pm: The Great Australian Pumpkin Roll Sponsor's Invitation Challenge.

2pm: The Great Australian Pumpkin Roll sponsored by Campbells Truck & Bobcat and the main stage presents Soul Good.

2.30pm: Celebrity chef stage presents Matt Golinski and the Aerial Dreaming Entertainment at the market square.

3pm: Main stage presents Deal'n, Gilmore Family mini pig races and the pumpkin catapult.

3.15pm: Main stage presents Runaway Train.

3.30pm: Presentation ceremony.

4pm: Festival close.

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