Republic Pumpkin Daze Returns in October

Republic city officials announced Friday the return of the Pumpkin Daze festival.

The festival had been cancelled in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but will return in 2021 on October 2.

“To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Republic Pumpkin Daze and the 150th Anniversary of the City of Republic, we are pleased to announce we have partnered with the Republic Pumpkin Daze Committee to bring about a mega-event in 2021,” City officials posted on social media. “Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 2nd as we celebrate these two historic anniversaries!”

The event had traditionally been held on the first Saturday in October. The event will move to J.R. Martin Park for 2021 in anticipation of larger than normal crowds for the dual anniversary celebrations.

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