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PumpkinFest set for second serving

A celebration of the fall season will once again roll into downtown as merchants, vendors and Legacy DIY come together for the second installment of PumpkinFest this Sunday Oct. 2.

The city will block off the lower section of 49 Street from about 1 p.m. and is asking motorists to look out for increased foot traffic downtown as families come out for the festivities.

Lorne Davidson with Legacy DIY is excited for the boost to community spirit.

“People are just so happy to be done with COVID and they are able to come out and be with people that they have not seen in a long time and it really lifts people’s spirits which is nice.”

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The event is slated to start at 3 p.m. featuring small business vendors, downtown merchants and food vendors including Residents In Recovery tending the barbecue grill.

Davidson sees the importance of the ongoing effort to have events downtown.

“We have worked closely with the Downtown Area community and other businesses downtown. We have got a great team moving forward of fellow entrepreneurs as well as citizens wanting to make our downtown a more attractive place where it can really be the hotspot for people of Lloydminster and all our tourists.”

Entertainers Brianna Gammond and the Mariachi Project will be on hand as well and there will be pumpkin carving, live demonstrations, the weighing in of the biggest pumpkin contest and pumpkin pie.

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