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Popular pumpkin extravaganza returns this weekend

PUBLISHED: 16:43 23 October 2019 | UPDATED: 17:13 23 October 2019

Yvette Tackley and her daughter Yazmin at the Launch of Beccles Pumpkin festival.

PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Yvette Tackley and her daughter Yazmin at the Launch of Beccles Pumpkin festival. PHOTO: Nick Butcher

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It’s time to start carving, as the county’s best annual pumpkin festival is set to return.

Town Mayor Graham Catchpole with Yvette Tackley, Yazmin Feek, Denise Feek and Annette Tackley at the launch of the Beccles Pumpkin festival.
PHOTO: Nick ButcherTown Mayor Graham Catchpole with Yvette Tackley, Yazmin Feek, Denise Feek and Annette Tackley at the launch of the Beccles Pumpkin festival. PHOTO: Nick Butcher

It's time to start carving, as a popular annual pumpkin festival is set to return.

On Sunday, October 27, the Beccles pumpkin festival returns for its fourth year.

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It has, like many of its pumpkins, grown massively, and is now at the new venue of Beccles Free School field in Castle Hill.

As well as showing off all the most spooktacular individual pumpkins, there are the very popular corporate pumpkins, children's and adult Halloween fancy dress competitions, and plenty of food and drink stalls.

Event organiser Annette Tackley said: "It is a great night for all. This year, thanks to Pathways care farm who have donated a huge pumpkin you can take a selfie with and share online for the chance of winning a prize."

The event will be open from 4pm until 8pm and entry is only £1. For £1 extra, attendees can register their own carved pumpkin with the winner taking home £50 after judging.


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