Operation Pumpkin

One of the largest events in Butler County will be held Oct 13-15 in Downtown Hamilton. This three days family event features vendors, entertainment, activities for young and old, food booths, food trucks, pumpkin carving, and many other fun things to do.

High Street located Downtown Hamilton is transformed into a pumpkin paradise with thousands of people enjoying the fall weather.


Friday evening                                                              

Jim Burns Band 5p-6:30p

Naked Karate Girls 7p-10p


Pumpkin Carving 11a-Noon

Fox Steppers Noon- 11:30a – 12:30p

Golden Tappers 12p- 12:30p

Jay Jesse Johnson 2p-4p

Warren Butler Band 5p – 6:30p

DV8 7p -10p


Murstein Country line dancers 12p-12:30p

Lil Miss Pumpkin 2p-2:30p

Amy Sailor Band 3p-5p

Additionally, you don’t want to miss the Pet parade.

From www.operation-pumpkin.org website.

Enter the costume contest to win prizes for best costumes in the following categories:

  1. Small Breed

  2. Medium Breed

  3. Large Breed

  4. Best Owner-Pet Costumes

  5. Best Dressed Pet Group

Online registration is open until Thursday, October 12. Same-day registration is available from 11 AM until 11:30 AM on Sunday, October 15; please print and bring registration forms with you if you plan to register day-of. Online registration is strongly encouraged. If you register online, you must also submit payment online.

Please plan on arriving no later than 11 AM for check-in and judging. Judging will begin promptly at 11:40. No entries accepted after 11:30. The pet parade will take place at 12 PM, and all pets MUST be registered to participate. If you are participating in the pet parade only (not in the costume contest), registration is free and only available day of between 11-11:30 AM.

This family event will be a highlight of your Fall festival fun. Free parking is available on the side streets and parking garage located downtown Hamilton across the street from the Downtown YMCA.