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Oak Bank’s Great Pumpkin Give Away is Back

It’s a sure sign of fall in Fitchburg! After being canceled last year due to the pandemic, the Oak Bank Annual Great Pumpkin Give Away is back and will be held next Saturday, October 9.

Families can enjoy a variety of activities at the Great Pumpkin Give Away, including hanging out with local mascots, taking a ride on a tractor-drawn wagon, and other family-friendly activities.

“We are thrilled we can host this event and safely celebrate the fall season in person,” said Terry Taylor, President at Oak Bank. “Being able to participate in some fun traditions, like finding that perfect pumpkin, helps lift everyone’s spirits as we continue to find our way out of the pandemic.”

More than 30,000 pumpkins have found their Halloween homes at the Annual Great Pumpkin Give Away since 2000. The joy of finding that perfect pumpkin has a ripple effect beyond the day of the event. Cash donations collected for the pumpkins are given to a chosen local nonprofit organization. This year, the Madison Reading Project is the recipient.

Madison Reading Project’s mission is to connect the community with free books and literacy enrichment programs that ignite a love for reading. They partner with over 100 local schools and organizations and give over 70,000 free books every year to kids in Dane County to fill their homes with high-quality reading material.

“Madison Reading Project’s goals align with Oak Bank’s commitment to providing resources to everyone and making a significant impact in our community,” said Taylor. “It is an honor to join our friends and neighbors in helping Madison Reading Project empower families to read through the fun tradition of the Great Pumpkin Give Away.”

The Annual Great Pumpkin Give Away will take place on Saturday, October 9, from 9 a.m. to noon at Oak Bank, 5951 McKee Road in Fitchburg. For more details, visit Oak Bank’s Facebook page at


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