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The Great Hebden Bridge Pumpkin Festival Returns!

Thursday, 24 October 2019

The Great Pumpkin Festival, brought to you by Hebden Royd Town Council, is back for its third year in Hebden Bridge on Saturday 26th October from 11am - 5pm.

Pumpkin Festival

Watch the town come to life with the award-winning Sand in Your Eye’s Pumpkin Trail, go searching for boggarts and ghosts with the wonderful storyteller Ursula Holden-Gill, or get creative and carve your own pumpkin at the family-friendly workshops.

Jamie Wardley from Sand In Your Eye said: “Don your walking boots for the Pumpkin Trail and discover 15 official pumpkin scenes throughout the town. Follow the trail and look out for pumpkins canoeing down the canal, E.T. cycling on a bike and a pumpkin contemplating a dip in the river! This is a great opportunity to visit the beautiful town of Hebden Bridge and to celebrate the halloween season.”

This outdoor festival includes live music and performances, seasonal stalls, as well as the opportunity to support and enjoy the independent cafes, bars and unique shops that Hebden Bridge has to offer. Throughout the day there will be a Live Pumpkin Carve in St George’s Square where you can catch a professional carver from Sand In Your Eye create something spooktacular. Keep stopping by throughout the day to watch the pumpkin come to life.

Pumpkin Festival

Emma Green from Hebden Royd Town Council added: “You can bring your own pumpkin or there will a selection for sale on the day supplied by Gordon Riggs Garden Centre. There will be prizes for the best carved pumpkins for the little ones, and an adult and childrens prize for the pumpkin trail too.

“Also in the Memorial Gardens, we’re excited to have a variety of entertainment from Logan & Manley and Birds & Beasts, to Mary Shanker and Isaac Hughes-Dennis. We will also be joined by Hebden Bridge Junior Band and Calder Valley Youth Theatre.”