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The Spalding Pumpkin Festival

Pumpkin carved by IT manager Alan Bowman

The Spalding pumpkin festival began in October 2002, and has taken place every year since. It was conceived as a way to increase awareness of the town of Spalding and the pumpkin industry in general. The festival has grown each year, and includes a farmers' market during the day, and entertainment in the evening before a parade of carved pumpkins. The day is rounded off with a spectacular fireworks display in the town centre. The 2016 festival was on Friday 7th October. See here for more details.

David Bowman Ltd provides thousands of pumpkins for the festival, many of which are carved by pupils at local schools.

The event has been featured on television and radio, and has also led to Spalding winning a market town award.

To find out more about the pumpkin festival, and for any enquiries, contact South Holland District Council on 01775 761161.

Carved pumpkin by pukkapumpkins.co.uk

The pumpkin above was carved by pukkapumpkins.

Fireworks at the 2004 Pumpkin Festival
David Bowman Pumpkins Ltd