Pumpkin Fest!

BRADFORD — The town of Bradford West Gwillimbury is hosting its first-ever Pumpkin Fest this Saturday, at a venue that will be open to the public for the very first time.

Pumpkin Fest will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Henderson Memorial Park, not only providing a family-friendly outing, but a sneak peek at the newly constructed park on Line 9 just west of Sideroad 10.

Activities will include an inflatable corn maze, games, pumpkin carving and decorating, musical entertainment by Team T & J and by Russ Clayton, a puppet show, face-painting and more. Pumpkins have been provided by Tony’s Farm Market.

BWG Fire & Emergency Services will be on hand, providing dramatic demonstrations, and handing out safety information for Fire Prevention Week, October 8-14, on the theme “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out” - promoting family escape plans, in case of fire.

Pumpkin Fest is free, but watch for several fundraising activities. The Bradford Lions host a fundraising barbecue, raising money for local community projects, including the Field House at Henderson Park. 1st Bradford Scouts will be giving away fresh local apples for Apple Day, and accepting donations to scouting. And participants are asked to celebrate the Thanksgiving season by bringing a donation of non-perishable food for the local Helping Hand Food Bank, to share with those in need.