MainStreet Elberton Focused on Upcoming Pumpkin Festival

October 10, 2013

With one of its two October events behind them, Main Street Elberton is focused on its second event, coming up later this month.

The event is the 1st Annual Pumpkin Festival, set to take place on the downtown square in Elberton.

Director of Community Affairs for the City of Elberton Tiffany Gibbons says this particular event is a new one for Elberton.

“This is the first year we are doing this; they have had similar things in the past, but Pumpkin Fest itself is new”, said Gibbons. “Its not a trick or treating event, but it is sure to be a good time for kids and kids at heart alike.”

She says there will be a ton of different contests and activities appropriate for all ages during the event.

“We’ll be having a pumpkin carving and painting contest, and there will also be pumpkins there for kids to decorate, we will have hayrides, face painting, spooky story telling, and we will also have a pumpkin pie eating contest”, said Gibbons.

The inaugural Pumpkin Festival will take place on Thursday, October 24th at 4:00pm, and Gibbons says the festival should wrap up around 6:30pm.

She says it’s a great event in anticipation of all the trick or treating that will be occurring on Halloween.