Thursday, September 5, 2013

Location, location, location!

The Fragile X Association of Utah's Parade of Pumpkins will be held at the

Riverton City Center
Riverton, Utah

October 25, 2014
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Please see information on tabs above if you are interested in donating to the Parade of Pumpkins.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Interested in donating a display?

This is the Parade of Pumpkins but that doesn't mean you have to ONLY do pumpkins.
Imagine it is the Festival of Trees only at Halloween -- that is the Parade of Pumpkins. Come see original Halloween Pumpkin and/or Haunted Gingerbread House Displays that have been donated to be auctioned or sold for your Halloween Decor Dreams.

You can carve, paint, embellish or make a pumpkin. You can create a Haunted Gingerbread House to be displayed separate or with a pumpkin. Add fall fun and decor to make your display even more intriguing. Be creative and have a blast with your ideas.

There are tables that are 5 foot rounds that you can sign up for your donated Halloween Display or there are smaller square spaces available for the less involved displays.

There are limited spaces for Pumpkin Displays. If you yourself, or a group you are involved in want to donate a Parade of Pumpkins Display please email Rachael at info (at) fragilxutah (dot) org

In your email please include the following information:

  1. Name of person, Association or Group donating
  2. Estimated area/size of your pumpkin or haunted gingerbread house display
  3. Power outlet needed or self powered (battery)
  4. Theme or story about the display
  5. How you heard about the Parade of Pumpkins
  6. Your email address or phone number so that we can contact you with any other information or questions for your display

You cannot utilize candles in your display so if you need lighting use battery powered lights to display or a power chord. All parts of the display will be donated along with the display at the auction. If there is an item that is not able to be donated with the display that will need to be specified. Also, if any power cords are needed to power lights or anything else of that sort please specify that in your email so we can make arrangements.

Please have your Display set up by 4:00 pm opening day. We will be there at 2:30 for you to start setting up your display.

The Parade starts at 5:00 pm opening day and ends at 9:00 pm the following day.

If you need any ideas to get your creative juices flowing you can check out this link on Pinterest.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Get ready for POP 2014

2014 will be bigger and better than 2012 or 2013 
so start planning your pumpkin display now!

More Pumpkins!

Bigger displays! 
(Including haunted ginger bread houses)

More of Aaron Reimschiissel, the Master Pumpkin Carver!



Trophies for the best pumpkins!

And this year we're adding

Prepare to support the Fragile X Association of Utah and their families affected by Fragile X.

Don't know much about Fragile X?

You can learn more about it at The National Fragile X Foundation Website.

Or you can read about a family right here in Utah who deal with Fragile X Syndrome everyday in their 3 precious children who all have Fragile X Syndrome at "Our Life."

If you want to follow the Fragile X Parade of Pumpkins on Facebook book you can like us here.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Approximately 100,000 individuals in the United States have fragile X syndrome, many of them undiagnosed. More than 1 million people have or are at risk of developing a Fragile X-associated Disorder.
Participating in this event will not only raise funds for the Fragile X Association of Utah, but will also raise awareness.
Imagine it as the Festival of Trees only at Halloween -- that is the Parade of Pumpkins. Come see original Halloween Pumpkin and/or Haunted Gingerbread House Displays that have been donated  to be auctioned off for your Halloween Decor Dreams.
You can donate a Pumpkin Display or you can save up your money to purchase one where all the money will go to the Fragile X Association of Utah.
You can also vote for your favorite pumpkins and there will be prizes for the top three winners in the Parade.
You will also have a chance to get your face painted, enjoy some Autumn Treats and see The Master Pumpkin Carver, Aaron Reimschiissel's amazing carvings that will astound you.
Entrance fee for the Parade of Pumpkins is $1 per person or $5 per family, but any amount of a donation is gladly accepted.

This will be a lot of fun and will hopefully become a great tradition each year for you and your families.
Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!
All proceeds will go to The Fragile X Association of Utah.