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Spalding Pumpkin Festival 2022

Join in with the Pumpkin festivities on 7th and 8th October, including this year's new Spalding Pumpkin Festival 'Light Night' event at Ayscoughfee Hall Gardens.

Spalding's annual Pumpkin Festival will return to the town this year on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th October, celebrating local horticulture and harvest with an array of games, craft activities, live entertainment, food and gift stalls for the whole family to enjoy.

Organised by South Holland District Council, on Friday the festivities will be hosted in the beautiful Gardens at Ayscoughfee Hall from 6pm till 9pm, with the festivities continuing in Spalding town centre on the Saturday, from 11am until 3pm.

The 'Light Night' event in Ayscoughfee on 7th Oct is now sold out. If you would like to be added to the waiting list please send us an email to with your name, how many tickets you would like, your phone number and email address and we will let you know if any tickets become available. 

On the Saturday visitors will be able to buy a wide selection of delicious food, crafts and gifts from various special stalls, alongside our fantastic usual Saturday market traders. The games continue here amongst street entertainment, live performances and scarecrow competition, with a 'ride on pedal tractor corner' as well.

There will also be a chance for children to meet Cinderella and see her beautiful carriage, before taking a family stroll down 'Pumpkin Street' with incredible professionally carved Pumpkin sculptures decorating Bridge Street.

The South Holland Centre will also be joining the fun with lots of activities in the centre and make sure to visit Broad Street Methodist Church before 1pm to join in with their free craft session or relax at their coffee morning.

Councillor Gary Taylor, portfolio holder for communities and facilities, said: "The Pumpkin Festival is always one of the highlights of the year in Spalding, and I can't wait for this year's event, with a fantastic range of activities and entertainment to get involved with over the two days."

"I'd like to encourage everyone to come along and get involved, and take part in this celebration of our local harvest and horticulture, whilst having fun together and supporting our local businesses and traders."

There is a road closure in place for Spalding's Sheep Market and Gore Lane on Saturday 8th October from 7am till 4:30pm.

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