New as of 2011, the Clearfield Fall Festival is in its genesis. This festival is developed and sponsored by the Clearfield Revitalization Corporation as an attempt to strengthen and grow the downtown community in Clearfield.
The Clearfield Fall Festival is only one day long, which is perfect for its modest size. But despite its young age, the festival has already grown to include over fifty craft and food vendors. Local civic clubs set up booths and local businesses use their storefronts to join in the festivities as well. There is also live entertainment and a Kids Zone. By far the biggest draw to the Clearfield Fall Festival is the Pumpkin Run 5K, which sets the bar for fall 5Ks by including a category of awards for people running with pumpkins.
Festivals of this size tend to create an offbeat and colorful following and starting things off with a pumpkin trudging race, the Clearfield Fall Festival is prime to grow into such a festival. Look for the Clearfield Fall Festival to emerge as a big event in the coming years.
Registration is required for the Pumpkin Run. Admission to the festival is free. The festival starts after the race, Saturday 10:00-5:00.