MainStreet’s Pumpkin Fest a Success

October 29, 2013

MainStreet Elberton’s inaugural Pumpkin Festival draws a great crowd this past Thursday.

Director of Community Affairs for the City of Elberton Tiffany Gibbons said the people in attendance enjoyed hay rides, pumpkin pie eating contests, and face painting among other things.

However, she said two events especially stuck out to her.

“We had several things going on, we had one event that was really neat, which was the pumpkin painting and carving contests where everyone got their pumpkins ready at home and brought them to display during the festival”, said Gibbons.

The junior age group winner of the pumpkin painting/carving contest was Bryson Hughes, and the adult age group winner was Adam Davis.

Gibbons says they will look to make a few adjustments before next year’s festival.

“It was a really fun afternoon and I thought it went great, next year we will make some changes such as making it last a bit later, so the people have time to get off work and bring their kids”, said Gibbons.

The next big event planned for Elberton’s Downtown Square will be the annual Granite City Fall Festival, which will begin on Saturday at 9:00am.