Operation Pumpkin 2014, October 3, 4 &5.
Operation Pumpkin 2013 was a great success for our city, its citizens, those who attended, and the vendors and the performers who participated in our festival.
Operation Pumpkin is a nonprofit organization that depends on sponsors, vendor fees, a few pay-for-activities, and contributions to pay for the festival and raise money to sustain itself from year to year.
Our website got almost 40,000 views in our first year!
Operation Pumpkin P.O. Box 1380 Hamilton, OH 45012
Sincerely, The Operation Pumpkin & Arts Festival Committee
2013 Operation Pumpkin Patch!
Operation Pumpkin was a program that Jim Grimm, a true visionary, developed for school aged children back in the 1950’s. Jim was recreational director for the city of Hamilton and established a city-wide parks program that was emulated nationwide as well as a visionary for physical fitness and health advocacy establishing a physical education program in the schools. Operation Pumpkin began as a way for children to have safe and fun Halloween.
Local businesses generously donated hundreds of toys from bicycles to televisions. The police and fire department volunteered to collect and distribute these prizes. The event lasted from the early 50’s into the early 70’s…(read more history)
Thanks! for visiting the Operation Pumpkin Patch.