Pumpkinhead Finale Party/College Edition

As we say farewell to a month of fantastical Pumpkinhead fun, we go to the legendary Chico home of kickassitude, named one of Playboy Magazine’s top 100 bars in the country the year after Pumpkinhead started, Riley’s Bar and Grill!

Saturday October 26th Noon-8pm

TICKETS $10 AT THE DOOR (must be 21+ w/valid ID, check back soon for more information), but on deck:

  • Pumpkinhead College Edition (students compete in the same fashion as the decades long Z-Rock competition if you’re a college student (or at least college/legal drankin’ age) and want to be considered throw your hat in the ring below!*

  • Riley’s expands to open up the back alley for one hell of a finale party!

  • Bartender competition

  • two bands performing!

Register to Compete at Pumpkinhead College Edition!

  • (If you didn't/don't go to college/trade/etc... enter "blue collar" to show'em what's what)
Pumpkinhead 2019 finale party/college edition


Doors open, the celebration begins, with Riley’s back alley opening up and including several satellite bars, sponsored by Jack Daniels!

Pumpkinhead 2019 finale party/college edition


Here’s where things pick up! The first round of the bartending competition kicks off here (check back for more info)

Pumpkinhead 2019 finale party/college edition


Time for some music! Taking the stage is Dylan’s Dharma, with nearly double digit members, a band that has deep Chico ties.  You can learn more about them here, and like them on Facebook here.

Pumpkinhead 2019 finale party/college edition


We’re back for round 2 of the bartending competition!

Pumpkinhead 2019 finale party/college edition


Up next it’s the legendary Chico party band The Funnels!  The Funnels are a new wave rock band from the 80s and 90s. Now, almost 30 years later, they’re back for their 2019 reunion tour, and it makes a stop at Riley’s for Pumpkinhead 2019’s finale party/college edition!