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Pumpkinville event returns this Saturday

By Standard Staff

Shelby Graisaw and best friend Kaitlyn Bullen, both 7, carve pumpkins at the city-hosted Pumpkinville festival at Happy Rolph Bird Sanctuary in north St. Catharines on Saturday, October 15, 2016. The annual event featured scarecrow building, pumpkin carving, face painting, a hay dive, crafts and more. To the right is Kaitlyn's mother, Shannon Bullen. Julie Jocsak/ St. Catharines Standard/ Postmedia Network

Shelby Graisaw and best friend Kaitlyn Bullen, both 7, carve pumpkins at the city-hosted Pumpkinville festival at Happy Rolph Bird Sanctuary in north St. Catharines on Saturday, October 15, 2016. The annual event featured scarecrow building, pumpkin carving, face painting, a hay dive, crafts and more. To the right is Kaitlyn's mother, Shannon Bullen. Julie Jocsak/ St. Catharines Standard/ Postmedia Network

St. Catharines’ longest-running free family event takes place this Saturday in all its pumpkin glory.

Pumpkinville features pumpkin carving contests, hay diving, scarecrow building, face painting, crafts, games and more.

It’s being held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Happy Rolph’s Animal Farm, 650 Read Road.

The first 500 families will receive free pumpkins to use in the pumpkin carving contests, courtesy of Meridian Credit Union. Carving tools will also be supplied and judging begins at 1:30 p.m.

The Niagara IceDogs will host the scarecrow building stations. Stakes, straw and clothing will be provided but families are encouraged to bring their own old clothing and other accessories to dress up their scarecrows.

Parking is limited at the site but free parking will be available at select nearby businesses. Signs for the free lots will be posted.

A free shuttle bus is also running from Grantham Lions Club at 732 Niagara St. to Happy Rolph’s from 9:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The event is free but the city advises that some activities such as family photos in the barn and food and beverages have a small fee. 



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