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Pumpkin Fest returns to park

Published: Thursday 28th September 2017 at 20:00

Pumpkin Fest returns to park

Pumpkin Fest returns to Brandon Country Park on October 25th when the park becomes a Halloween haven with pumpkin carving, fancy dress and other activities to keep you entertained.

This year sees music, dance, woodland crafts and cupcake decorating in addition to the now famous carving competition. Join in and create your own perfect pumpkin in the magical setting of the park's walled garden. There will be 3 judging categories this year: under 7s; 7-10; and over 10s. Plus, if you attend dressed for the day you might just win a prize as the best dressed carver.

Brandon Country Park's Pumpkin Fest started life as a project with IES Breckland School in 2015 when year 10 pupils planted a pumpkin patch in the park's historic Walled Garden. They tended the patch throughout the year and were then set the task of deciding how to best use the patch come autumn.

Full of imagination they decided on a Festival with pumpkin carving, a scary trail, theatre and music. Now in its 3rd year, Pumpkin Fest has grown to involve other community groups in Brandon including Shoestring Theatre Company, Face-It Face and Body Art and Tesco Brandon, who are generously providing all the pumpkins. With 250 pumpkins on order, let's hope there's enough for everyone!

Pumpkin Fest takes place at Brandon Country Park on Wednesday 25th October from 11am to 3pm and entry to the event is free. Pumpkin carving is just £2.00 with individual charges for some activities. For every pumpkin carved, there's a free trick or treat bag! And if you attend in costume you'll be able to enter the best dressed pumpkin carver for some great prizes.

For more information visit or call the park on 01842 810185. 


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