An estimated excess of 5,000 members of the community ventured out to Frontier Park on Saturday, Oct. 7 to enjoy a hay maze, chili cook-off, hayrides, games, activities, vendors, food trucks and live music in addition to the pumpkin patch at the center of the event.

The festival was part of the Prosper Summer Series hosted by Cedarbrook Media and culminated into the showing of Hotel Transylvania after sunset. Other entertainment included a costume contest, inflatables and a music performance by In10City.

“It was a huge turnout,” said Renee Marler, Operations Manager at Cedarbrook Media. “All the food vendors were thrilled and the shopping vendors said it was a complete success. The feedback has been awesome!”

Food vendors included Kona Ice, Mamita’s, and The Mobile Ice Cream Parlor. Attendees perused clothing and home-décor vendors while enjoying a snow cone on what turned out to be a very warm fall evening. Above all though, families enjoyed the opportunity to come together as a community to kick off the holiday season.

“We just moved here in April,” said John Monteith. “The town is so nice and feels so local. We really like these events and she is going to have so much fun with the pumpkins.”

Pumpkin Fest was the final Summer Series Event of 2017, but the series will kick off again next year with May’s Movie in the Park.