The Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival is held in the heart of a small town, Population 105 (2013 census). With the tradition of community, family and friends. The Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival began in 1991 as a celebration of the pumpkin and the promotion for the village of Hartsburg. In those days, and to the present, Hartsburg was known as “The Garden Spot of Boone County.” That rich Missouri River bottom soil produces unique and bountiful harvests of grains, grasses, fruits, and vegetables. It was a time to share our wealth with mid-Missouri.
Anyone wishing to attend the festival will follow posted signs along the following route:
From Route A go south on Old Highway 63. Veer right onto North Mt. Pleasant Road and continue south. Follow North Mt. Pleasant Road south and continue on it as it changes to South Mt. Pleasant Road. Veer right onto Soft Pit Hill Road. Continue on Soft Pit Hill Road until it changes to Hartsburg Bottom Road. Continue west on Hartsburg Bottom Road until you reach Bush Landing Road. Turn right on Bush Landing Road and you will be directed to the
Upon leaving the festival you will be directed west and north on River Road. Continue traveling north on River Road until you reach Route M in Wilton. Turn right on Route M and follow it through Ashland back to Highway 63.
Route A will be closed to festival traffic with the exception of motorcycles. Christian School Road will be closed to festival traffic. Both Route A and Christian School will be open to local traffic while the festival is operating.