Celebrate everything you love about fall in your favorite place, at the second Downtown Holland Fall Fest on October 11 and 12!

Watch as nationally-recognized professional pumpkin carvers show off their skills, take a hayride, and enjoy fun activities for the entire family! Join the fun in Downtown Holland and at the Holland Farmers Market!

Schedule of Events

Friday October 11

  1. Downtown Holland

    Eight of the nation’s best professional pumpkin carvers will kick off this years Fall Fest by carving jack-o-lanterns along 8th Street in Downtown Holland between 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Take a stroll through Downtown Holland and watch as the carvers slice their way through these large round gourds and scoop out their guts and seeds with every tool imaginable. After the sun sets, the jack-o-lanterns will be glowing and on display for all to enjoy! We promise you won’t see jack-o-lanterns like this on your neighbor’s doorstep on Halloween night!

Saturday October 12

  1. Farmers Market

    Families are invited to participate in a variety of fall-themed activities at the Holland Farmers Market! Pumpkin painting will be available for just $1.00 per pumpkin, with all supplies provided. While you’re at the Holland Farmers Market, be sure to check out the professional pumpkin carvers at work! Carvers will appear at the Market from 10:00am – 1:00pm. As part of Fall Fest, Visser Farms will also be offering hayrides from the Market to Downtown Holland (and back again) from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm for just $3.00 per person round trip.

Saturday October 12

  1. Downtown Holland

    The nation’s best professional pumpkin carvers return to Downtown Holland on Saturday, where they will spend the afternoon sculpting incredible, three-dimensional pumpkin displays. Watch these talented artists at work, then be sure to return later on to see their finished masterpieces! Enjoy performers including face painters, caricature artists and balloon twisters from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm throughout Downtown Holland or take a hayride from Downtown to the Holland Farmers Market (and back again) from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm for just $3.00 thanks to Visser Farms!

Holland Farmers Market

On Saturday, October 12, head to the Holland Farmers Market for more Fall Fest fun! Visit our Market vendors to get your fill of everything fall! The Market is stocked full with seasonal décor items, including pumpkins, gourds, mums, hay bales and corn shocks, along with everything you need to create your family’s favorite fall dishes. You’ll find apples of every variety, squash galore, and root vegetables like parsnips, rutabagas and carrots. And as always, you can pick up fresh baked goods, farm-raised meats, eggs, honey, maple syrup, and much, much more! The Market will be open from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm.