Spalding

Spalding Pumpkin Festival to return this Halloween

The popular Spalding Pumpkin Festival returns this Halloween with children of all ages encouraged to take part.

Organised by South Holland District Council, the event takes place on Friday, October 13 from 11am to 8pm.

Europe’s largest producer of pumpkins, David Bowman, donates thousands of the fruit to schools so pupils can carve and decorate them.

The event is also sponsored by Spalding firm David Bowman Pumpkins Ltd and supported by Spalding and Welland Rotary Club, Spalding Lions and Transported.

Councillor Gary Taylor, South Holland District Council’s portfolio holder for community, said: “The festival is one of the highlights of our events calendar and always proves an enjoyable experience, especially for young families.

“This year’s event is shaping up to be another fun-filled occasion and we look forward to welcoming many visitors to the town centre.”

The festival will start at the Sheep Market at 11am, where a mix of pumpkin-themed stores and entertainment will be on throughout the day.

A fancy dress competition will run from 5:20pm and there are three categories for children to enter in, zero to four years, five to seven years and eight to 12 years.

A firework display will conclude the night at 7:30pm from the top of the South Holland Centre.