Our first annual Pumpkin Festival is this weekend! We can’t believe how quickly October 11 is arriving, but we’re planning an awesome festival filled with fun, games … and, yes, pumpkins!
Luckily, Kent Yarborough has stepped up to help us out with pumpkins. His farm out on Hwy 42 is a favorite of my family’s and I know he gets a lot of visitors from both Sanford and Broadway. We’re very lucky to be working with him to get pumpkins to sell at the Pumpkin Festival.
But that’s not all we’ll have: There’s a bee keeper coming, a lady who sells soaps and doggie treats, a lady who makes quilts and scarves, and Worth Pickard from Old Gilliam Mill to show off some antique tools, as well as demonstrations from clog dancers and G Force Kenpo Karate. This is on top of live performers all day, including The Gospel Echoes and Tim Hair.
So, all this stuff sounds great for adults. But don’t worry – you can’t have a Pumpkin Festival without fun for the kids. We’ll have a bouncy house for little ones and a big blow up slide for big ones. Also, we’re asking kids to come out in their Halloween costumes to be part of our costume parade and costume contest. Kids can team up with each other or a parent to build a scarecrow for our scarecrow contest.
All in all, there will be a lot going on – but it’s going to be a blast for everyone. Oh, and you can come hungry – we’ll be selling nachos, hot dogs, hamburgers and drinks! And, kids will get candy at each activity or station … you know that’ll go over well. We hope to see you there.
The Festival begins at 2 pm and runs through 8 pm. You can get details about the contests and directions for making a scarecrow at our website.