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Crowds flock to Pumpkin Fest

Published: Wednesday 25th October 2017 at 16:00

Crowds flock to Pumpkin Fest

Hundreds of people flocked to Pumpkin Fest at Brandon Country Park on Wednesday when the park became a Halloween haven with pumpkin carving, fancy dress and many other activities.

This year saw music, dance, woodland crafts and cupcake decorating in addition to the now famous carving competition. Children were able to join in and create their own perfect pumpkin in the magical setting of the park's walled garden. There were three judging categories this year: under 7s; 7-10; and over 10s. 

Those who attended the event in fancy dress had the chance of being one of three winners in the 'best dressed' competition as can be seen in the photo above.

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.

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 generously provided all the pumpkins.

Photos to follow shortly.

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