Saturday, July 11, 2020

Spalding Pumpkin Festival returns

Spalding’s Pumpkin Festival comes to town next Friday (11 October) and is set to provide entertainment for all ages.

Now in its 18th year, Spalding Pumpkin Festival, which starts at 11am and closes at 8pm, attracts thousands of visitors with lots of things to see and do for all the family.

Among the attractions will be a charity stalls, a face painting competition, stilt walkers, a fancy dress competition for children aged 0-4, 5-7 and 8-12 years, live music from bands Revolver and Zebra, a pumpkin parade culminating in a firework display from the South Holland Centre.

Councillor Gary Taylor, deputy leader and portfolio holder for communities and facilities, believes the Pumpkin Festival is an unmissable event: “The Spalding Pumpkin Festival is an annual event that attracts many thousands of visitors which is good for the town and the district. It’s great to see so many families and children attend the event and really puts Spalding on the map.

“I’m looking forward to this year’s event which no doubt will be better than ever.”

Several roads and car parks will be closed or partially-closed around the town centre, such as the Sheep Market (closed all day), Market Place (4pm to 10pm) and The Crescent (4pm to 10pm) for the event to take place, with rolling road closures between 6-10pm on the Parade Route, including Station Street, Spring Gardens, London Road, Haverfield Road, Priory Road and High Bridge.

The Spalding Pumpkin Festival is sponsored by David Bowman Pumpkins Ltd and supported by the Rotary Club of Spalding and Welland, Rotary Club of South Holland and Spalding Lions. South Holland District Council’s Community Development Team organise and run the event.

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