Manatee - The pumpkin festival held thousands of pumpkins for children and their families to take home. The festival continues to be a staple on the Suncoast for nearly three decades. 

"I also have some pretty new moms that are bringing their kids out here that tell me that they were kids when they came out so it's just a generational thing which I think is pretty cool and I think it just means so much. I think this year we're probably going to be somewhere in that $580,000 that we've been able to raise for those organizations basically at a dollar a play." Hunsader Farms' Jim Baar said.