Pumpkin parade plans

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PUMPKINS aplenty will adorn Spalding’s town centre in the annual celebration of horticulture and the harvest next month.

The 12th Pumpkin Festival and Parade promises a feast of fun and entertainment on Friday, October 5.

Fairground attractions, food, live music, competitions, street entertainers, fireworks and fancy dress are all part of a programme.

The action centres on Sheep Market, Hall Place and Market Place and the pumpkin theme runs through the host of stalls selling soups, cakes, cookies and pies.

The evening programme kicks-off with a fancy dress competition and entertainment will include Spalding Amateur Dramatic and Operatic Society and Sing South Holland. The parade will set off at 6.30pm.

Meanwhile in The Crescent, Vine Street and Francis Street, there’s a challenge to spot the meerkats lurking amid the shopfronts.

Fireworks will light up the sky before local band Zebra provide a rousing finale with their eclectic mix of musical covers.