Pumpkinville pop up at Farmers Market on Oct. 16

Posted on Tuesday October 05, 2021

Pumpkinville is back for 2021, with another pop-up event scheduled to take place at the St. Catharines Farmers Market.

While the fall tradition is being delivered in modified format once again this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is still the chance to enjoy some fall fun, and giveaways on Saturday, Oct. 16, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Market Square. There will be a limited number of free pumpkins and reusable tote bags given away – with advance registration required – as well as colouring and pumpkin decorating contests, and a themed photo booth.

“We know the community misses the traditional celebration at Happy Rolph’s, but we are excited to once again hold a pop-up event at the market that allows families to enjoy the spirit of Pumpkinville,” said the City’s Community and Events Coordinator Andrea Connelly-Miele. “We had great success last year and hope to build on that with some more free family fun, but in a safe way.”

New this year is a free pumpkin giveaway, thanks to the support of Meridian Credit Union. The community can register to receive one of 500 pumpkins, along with a reusable Pumpkinville tote bag, by registering in advance. A link to register is available at www.stcatharines.ca/Pumpkinville, and those who register are required to select a designated timeslot for pickup on the day of the event. Families can still get their traditional fall Pumpkinville portrait this year, with a themed photo booth by Betty Loo Photo Booth.

A reminder that the St. Catharines Farmers Market is also operating that day, offering fresh, local bounty. Market hours are 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays.

This year’s event once again features some at-home fun, with families able to participate in a colouring and pumpkin decorating contests, with the opportunity to win prize packages. Entries can be submitted via photos through Monday, Oct. 18 at www.engageSTC.ca/Pumpkinville2021. Colouring pages are available on the website or can be picked up in person on the day of the event.

For more information on Pumpkinville 2021, visit www.stcatharines.ca/Pumpkinville.





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