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Excitement builds for first Pumpkins in the Park event in Warminster

2 October 2023

Warminster Town Council is preparing to host its first ever Pumpkins in the Park event and is welcoming residents to take part. Excitement is building and planning under way with people invited to bring their own carved pumpkins to the Lake Pleasure Grounds, Weymouth Street, Warminster on Sunday 29th October for a chance to win a prize.

Registration opens at 4.30pm with residents able to bring their already carved pumpkins to the park near the Pavilion Café. Once registered, a battery lit candle will be provided, and pumpkins can be placed around the bandstand ready to be judged.

Visitors can purchase a seasonal hot drink and warm sausage roll from the popular Pavilion Café and watch the Warminster Model Boat Club, who have been invited for an illuminated nighttime sail. The park bandstand will be decorated, and fancy dress is optional for all attendees. Face painting will also be available outside the Pavilion Café.

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Pumpkins will be displayed by 5pm with the Town Mayor, Cllr Phil Keeble and Deputy Mayor, Cllr Stacie Allensby having the honour of judging the entries from 5.30pm.

A Warminster Town Council spokesperson said:

This is the first Pumpkins in the Park event and we are very excited to see the creativity of residents and their carved pumpkins. We hope this will be the first of annual pumpkin events to be held and we look forward to hosting another successful event. Simply carve your designs at home and bring them to the park.”

The town council is also running an interactive pumpkin trail around Warminster town over half term prior to the event from Friday 20th October. Anyone who completes the hunt can come to the Café on the 29th October to claim a small prize. Look out for updates on the pumpkin trail on social media and on the Warminster Town Council website in the next few weeks.  

Visitors to Pumpkins in the Park will need to take their pumpkin and battery lit candle home with them after judging, so that they can enjoy their pumpkin on Halloween on 31st October.

Note: No parking will be available at the Lake Pleasure Grounds (apart from for blue badge holders).

Last modified: 19 October 2023

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