Since the very first South Jersey Pumpkin Show festival back in 2002, my son Scott R. Bailey helped collect pet food donations for local shelters.
Since his passing back in May of 2010, the Pumpkin Show family has kept his efforts going in memory of my son. When visiting any of the B & K Enterprise events please bring can of cat or dog food with you. Drop off at the events main entrance.
Each year B & K Enterprise gives a scholarship in memory of Scott to a student graduating from Millville Senior High School, who plans to attend Cumberland County College. A portion of the $5.00 parking fee of the South Jersey Pumpkin Show is used for this scholarship yearly.
South Jersey Pumpkin Show made this impressive list since moving the festival to the Salem County Fairgrounds.
Save the 2020 dates and come create lasting memories with your entire family.
October 10-11, 2020.
Kathy Wright, sole proprietor of B & K Enterprise, Millville, New Jersey created the South Jersey Pumpkin Show back in 2002 along with her sons Anthony & Scott and husband Leslie P. Wright (Beau). Kathy's family from Ohio and Florida have planned vacations around the festivals and worked the events as volunteers. Over the last 17 years Kathy has been creating and organizing festivals, pageants, dog parades, Home & Garden Shows, Giant Pumpkin Weigh Off and Craft Shows in the South Jersey areas.
Working to bring businesses and consumers together at family friendly, affordable, safe events.
All the events are completely self-supporting and made possible by the sponsors, vendors, admission and parking fees.
Photo: Leslie Wright & Anthony Lanzi putting signs out for the
South Jersey Pumpkin Show
IN LOVING MEMORY
The South Jersey Pumpkin Show will always be held in loving memory of Kathy's youngest son, Scott R.W. Bailey.
Scott attend Millville Schools until his ATV accident on April 23, 2010.
South Jersey Apple Fest & South Jersey Pumpkin Shows
cancelled due to Pandemic
Announcement by Kathy Wright
July 24, 2020
Millville- The 2nd South Jersey Apple Fest, Millville & the 17th South Jersey Pumpkin Show, Woodstown, 2020— have been canceled this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Both events celebrate the fall harvest and bring small business and attendees together at family themed festivals.
“South Jersey’s Apple Fest & Pumpkin Show are mass gatherings and we just can’t run the risk of exposing the visitors, exhibitors, staffing, or the volunteers to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was a difficult and emotional decision,” said Kathy Wright, event organizer.
The Salem County Fairgrounds hosts the South Jersey Pumpkin Show sent out a statement on July 8th about the closing of the Salem County Fairgrounds 2020 as follows.
“Last evening, at our Salem County Fairgrounds Board of Directors meeting, it was voted to close our fairgrounds for the rest of the year. It does not look as though COVID–19 is going to be going away any time soon. We explored ways to keep the fairgoers / visitors safe in crowds and it was the decision of the Fair Board to not hold any more events at the grounds. It was a difficult decision to make. This would have been our 61st year; Dorothy Quirk, Salem Fair Association, Secretary.”
The South Jersey Apple Fest & South Jersey Pumpkin Show events are the latest casualty of the coronavirus pandemic that has caused the cancellations of thousands of events in New Jersey. Current information from the CDC indicates that mass gatherings at large-scale events could potentially put attendees and surrounding communities at risk. Medical experts are predicting that the highly contagious respiratory virus will reemerge this fall or even sooner.
“This is a challenging time for all of us, but with the support of our sponsors, vendors, communities and festival goers, I am encouraged there will be a strong comeback in 2021 for both festivals,” according to Kathy Wright. More information is available on the event website of bkenterprisenj.com or by calling 856-765-0118.
The South Jersey Apple Fest & South Jersey Pumpkin Show are owned by B & K Enterprises, Kathy & Beau Wright of Millville, NJ. Both festivals are self-supporting and made possible by the sponsors, vendors, and attendees admission fees. B & K Enterprises has donated thousands of dollars from the festivals to non-profit organizations since 2003.
Participating Vendors at BKE Events.
Vendor participate in BKE events at their own risk. No refunds or show credits given unless approved by BKE. BKE will not be held responsible due to circumstances beyond our control. BKE will make every attempt to open shows as scheduled or postpone events in case severe weather. BKE will abide by all state, county and local government in case of state of emergency.
Vendors agree to terms and conditions by signing vendor contracts and providing payments by deposit or in full.