Monday, October 20, 2014

Pumpkin Festival Is Almost Here!

The Municipality of Assiginack is gearing up to host its first ever Pumpkin Festival on October 26th from 11 am – 3 pm at the fairgrounds adjacent to the arena.

We have a whole pile of pumpkin activities planned so that there is something for everyone. Perhaps the most entertaining, and a first for the island is the Pumpkin Catapult contest in which people can build their own catapult and the one that throws the pumpkin the furthest wins $100 cash. Get your designs sketched and start building! Further instructions can be found on our website at

As well as the catapult competition we have other contests that everyone can compete in. There is a baking contest in which you bake a dessert with pumpkin in it. A best decorated/carved pumpkin contest is happening for kids as well as a recycling contest in which you build something fall related out of recycled material. Why not enter one of the contests or get your kids to enter?  Bring your item down before noon to be considered for prizes.

We are going to have games for kids in the tennis courts from 11:30 to 1 pm.  We will even have a seed spitting contest and may even get a few councillors to compete! The ever popular horse and wagon rides will be taking place between 11:30 and 2:30 pm.

To top the day off, we have a great line up of craft vendors that will be displaying their items for sale as well as lunch available in the canteen by the Knox United Church and St. Paul’s Anglican Church.
Come on out and enjoy the pumpkin festivities.

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