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Pumpkin Festival returns to Spalding next weekend!

Pumpkin Festival

Posted on 29 September 2023

Spalding's ever-popular annual Pumpkin Festival will return to Spalding next Saturday (7 October) between 11am and 3pm, the event will celebrate the District's proud horticulture and harvest traditions with a great range of activities for local families to enjoy including live entertainment, food and gift stalls, arts and crafts and fantastic games. 

Pumpkin Festival

Coinciding with Spalding's usual Saturday market, visitors will be able to buy a wide selection of delicious food, drinks, crafts and gifts from artisan stalls alongside our fantastic regular traders.

There will be live entertainment from the 'Pumpkin Stage' where Cinderella herself will be performing alongside an array of other fabulous musical artists, including the cast from this year's pantomime production.

Families with children can enjoy playing on the ride on pedal tractors, take part in the harvest fancy dress competition, and the whole community can join in the fun at the pumpkin decorating corner, or get stuck into the 'vegetable critters workshop'.

Visitors are encouraged to take a stroll down 'Pumpkin Street' to see the beautiful handcrafted pumpkin sculptures created by local artists Jonathan Nicholls and Paul Crewe, enjoy a photo opportunity in our Autumnal globe, follow the Scarecrow Town Trail and so much more.

A special viewing of the classic fairytale, Beauty and the Beast is also being screened at the South Holland Centre and visitors will get the chance to meet some special guests after the show! Don't miss out and book now: Beauty and the Beast - Live Action Film

Broad Street Methodist Church will join the festivities, by running another of their fantastic free craft sessions alongside a relaxing coffee morning between 10am and 1pm and Spalding Library will also be welcoming visitors to take part in free Autumnal activities throughout the day.

Councillor Tracey Carter, Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Communities and Operational Housing, said: "The Pumpkin Festival is one of the events I know many of our residents look forward to all year round, and as a Council it's fantastic that we are able to celebrate our long history of horticulture and harvest whist having fun together and supporting our local businesses and traders."

"To that end, I'd like to encourage as many people as possible to come along to this year's event, a huge amount of work has gone in from the team to create a jam-packed day with a little something for everyone to enjoy."

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