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Pumpkin fest plans are on the roll for October 1

The call is going out to area farmers to bring their biggest gourds for the Pumpkin Fest contest October 1st as Legacy DIY leads off another night market event, this time with a Fall-Thanksgiving theme.

As organizers prep the largest weigh scale, downtown merchants will once again takeover the bottom of 49 Street from 4-8 p.m. for a Friday night market with over 30 vendors, pumpkin pie with whip cream, pumpkin carving, live music and a Lloydminster Legion BBQ with action stretching down to 50th Avenue to the Cliff Rose parking lot.

Dawn Hames with Dawn Interiors is dishing on the biggest pumpkin contest.

“So we are currently looking for farmers or gardeners in the area that have the biggest pumpkins and that would bring them downtown for everyone to enjoy and ‘ooh and ah’ over how big a pumpkin can actually grow in our area.”

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There will also be judging for the pumpkin carving aspect of the festival and participating stores will have a pumpkin themed display which will be lit up around 7 p.m., as downtown takes on the glow of Fall.

“It’s the Pumpkin Fest. We are moving into the Thanksgiving season. It’s a good time to pick up what you need for Thanksgiving and your Fall decor and get some good decorating ideas from walking around downtown. And it’s a good cheap date-night as well.”

Hames added the SPCA will also be bringing some cats and dogs looking for their forever homes.

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