There’s something exciting bubbling in Spalding – and it isn’t just the aroma of pumpkin curry.
Today is the pumpkin festival and already crowds are gathering to join in the fun and make the most of one of the final warm Indian summer days of the year.
The town has been buzzing since lunchtime, with shoppers and workers making the most of special food on offer, such as pumpkin and pork curry and pumpkin pancakes.
In the Sheepmarket, The Courgettes have everyone rocking and there is pumpkin carving and a variety of charity stalls with cakes on sale and games to play.
Down The Crescent, children are already peering in windows trying to find animals hidden among pumpkins in a competition run by the traders.
There is a fancy dress competition in front of the stage in the Market Place at 5.30pm, with the winner leading the enchanting lantern parade in a magical pumpkin coach at 6.30pm.
Also in the Market Place there will be live entertainment on stage, including the Vibe Youth Choir, Bourne Borderers and Radius 45, as well as pumpkin cooking demonstrations.
The spectacular fireworks finale will take place at 7.30pm from the top of the South Holland Centre.
See our special picture spread in Tuesday’s Lincolnshire Free Press.