Vendors arrived for this weekend's festivities.
Dozens of pumpkins were already piling up on the Great Pumpkin Mountain.
Families can look forward to good, rides, entertainment, a parade, and of course - the lighting of Pumpkin Mountain.
The festival committee also included something new for kids to enjoy this year.
"We have a juggling. I've always wanted it. Kids say, 'can you juggle this, can you juggle that?' No, I can juggle jobs, maybe, and work, but not three objects in my hand. So, we have a guy who's going to come and do juggling on Saturday, and I really think that's fun," said Cindy Daffron, Pony Express Museum.
The 18th annual Pumpkinfest begins at 5 p.m. Friday and runs through Sunday, Oct. 13 at 5 p.m.
The lighting ceremony is set for Friday at 8 p.m.
Schedule of Events