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Punkin Days

Officially coined "Punkin Days” this annual celebration in Floydada honors one of the area’s most unique crops, the pumpkin. The celebration of the harvest-time takes place every year on the 2nd Saturday of October; the Floydada Chamber of Commerce playing host to this nationally recognized event.

Over the years, the event has kicked-off Saturday morning on the county courthouse square in Downtown Floydada. Throughout the day, patrons enjoy a variety of Arts & Crafts booths, food booths, and any number of games and relay races—all of which feature our punkins.

Each year, additional activities are added, so that the festival now starts on Friday night with the BBQ Cook-off contestants seasoning their entries, and the Chili Cook-off contestants lined up for their start the next morning.

BBQ Cook-off Rules and Entry Form
CHILI Cook-off Rules and Entry Form

Read how Floydada became known as Pumpkin Capital of Texas.

Pumpkin Patch
Assiter Pumpkin Ranch
Assiter Pumpkin Ranch
Punkin Days Barrel Race
Classic Car Show
Painted Gords and Pumpkins

The 5K Run/Walk (Register online: begins early Saturday morning, and with the Lions’ Club Pancake Breakfast, the festival shifts into top gear. Classic Car Show, Library Book Sale, Cow Pattie Bingo (Yes, we have designated Punkin Days cows), a Punkin Pie eating contest, a costume contest for all ages, Rope-making at the Floyd County Historical Museum, punkin auctions, punkin decorating, and a host of games for all ages are only some of the events that will entertain the entire family.

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Don’t assume that supper-time is the close of the event. Not at all! In Pumpkin Capital, USA we know how to do things right. Food vendors featuring a smorgasbord of culinary delights will be at your service. Grab a burger, a roasted corn-cob, the "best” funnel cake, and wash it all down with an old-time soda or mug of lemonade. Then sit back and enjoy the "Punkin Glow” showcasing decorative and carved punkins gathered on the courthouse steps. The evening culminates in a boot-scootin’ street dance on the square.

Bring the whole family out to enjoy a unique celebration of Punkins and harvest-time. There is something for everyone. To contact the Floydada Chamber of Commerce, email

Other Fun Events

Take time to get more involved with one of the other participation events as Punkin Days.

Punkin Days 5K Fun Run

Those interested in participating the annual 5k and fun run at Punkin Days can submit the participation form. Please note the entry fee is $20.00 (t-shirt included while supplies last for participants). View map

Register by email:

Reagor-Dykes Chevrolet's 2017
Punkin Days CHILI Cook-Off

Interested in showing your Chili style?? Chili Cook-off rules and application can be downloaded. Entry is $25. Set-up begins at 7 am, October 14. Check-in at 8:00. Cooking starts at 8:30 am.

Reagor-Dykes Chevrolet's 2017 Punkin Days BBQ Cook-Off

Those interested in participating the BBQ Cook-Off can download the BBQ Rules and Entry Form. $25 Entry Fee. Contestant set-up begins at 5 pm, Friday, Oct. 13th. Check-in is at 7:00. Cook-Off begins at 7:30 pm. Judging takes place, Saturday, Oct 14.

Camper parking will be made available as available. First-come, first-served. Limited.

Download Rules

Pie Eating Contest

Think you have what it takes to win our pumpkin pie eating contest? Enter our annual pie eating contest and take the challenge. There is no entry fee for the contest and entries are limited to the first 25 applicants.

Register for this event at the Chamber of Commerce booth on Saturday, October 14.

Car Show Entry

Have a cool ride you want to show off in our local show? Download and complete our entry form to take part in this fun event. Classes include hot rod, low rider, classic, truck muscle car and much more.

Reserve your space by sending your application and payment to Floydada Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 147, Floydada, TX 79235. Applications returned without payment are considered incomplete and will not be reserved. The deadline for all applications is September 30, 2017. APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THIS DATE WILL BE ACCEPTED ONLY ON APPROVAL.

Floydada Chamber of Commerce | 105 South 5th Street, Floydada, TX 79235 | Phone: (806) 983-3434