Spalding Pumpkin Festival on Friday

Honor Pearson enjoying last year's Pumpkin Festival. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG071011-289TW
Honor Pearson enjoying last year's Pumpkin Festival. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG071011-289TW

Thousands of people are expected to descend on Spalding on Friday for the 12th annual Pumpkin Festival.

The town will be celebrating the harvest with a feast of food, street entertainment, fairground attractions, live music, competitions, fireworks and fancy dress.

Festivities will centre on Sheep Market, Hall Place and Market Place and the Pumpkin Parade kicks off at 6.30pm with 2012 Flower Queen Amy Harrison travelling in a magical pumpkin coach.

There will be lots of stalls selling soup, cakes, cookies and pies as well as street theatre and healthy cookery demonstrations. In The Crescent and Vine Street youngsters can spot the meerkats hiding in shop windows and there’s a pumpkin grotto at 24 The Crescent from 4pm.