Pumpkin Fest hits downtown

WINNSBORO – The annual Town of Winnsboro’s Merchants Pumpkin Fest will host hundreds of ghosts and goblins on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 5:30 – 8 p.m. in downtown Winnsboro.

The festival will kick off with hayrides through downtown, games, free face painting, balloon characters and more.

Marionettes will be on stage at the gazebo at 6 p.m., followed by storytelling by the Institute for Cultural Communicators. The costume contest will be judged at 7 p.m., and the pumpkin carving contest is set for 7:30 p.m.

Lunatrix will be painting faces with glitter paint and twisting balloons into animals, crowns and flowers.

Many of the merchants along the street will be providing booths for fishing (for prizes), fortune telling, and other fun games. Some stores, including Abba’s Sweet Treats, will be open for business.

“This has always been one of our best attended and fun festivals. The street is full of costumed kids who have a great time,” Terry Vickers, Fairfield Chamber of Commerce Interim Director said. “Churches as well as the merchants will have tables set up with candy and other treats for the kids. It’s a kid’s dream come true!”

A prize will be given for the best decorated candy table.

The event is made possible by the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce and funded by the Town of Winnsboro. For more information, contact the Chamber at 803-635-4242 or go to fchamber [email protected]


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