Pump­kin Fest com­ing to Inger­soll cheese mu­seum Oct. 21

Sentinel-Review (Woodstock) - - NEWS - JOHN TAPLEY

Hav­ing grown into one of the Inger­soll Cheese and Agri­cul­tural Mu­seum’s most pop­u­lar events over the past decade, Pump­kin Fest will be back on Saturday, Oct. 21.

“The mu­seum grounds will be a sea of or­ange,” said cu­ra­tor Scott Gil­lies, ex­plain­ing that or­ange is the colour the mu­seum nor­mally em­ploys to cel­e­brate cheese, but once a year it sym­bol­izes cheese and pump­kins.

Run­ning from noon un­til 4 p.m. rain or shine, the event will in­clude face paint­ing, chil­dren’s crafts, story time, pump­kin dec­o­rat­ing and carv­ing, and car­ni­val games.

The Lori Gold­hawk Realty Team will be pro­vid­ing free hot­dogs and ap­ple cider.

The mu­seum will be open dur­ing Pump­kin Fest, fea­tur­ing an Inger­soll Sports Hall of Fame ex­hibit.

There will also be free pump­kins while sup­plies last.

Peo­ple at­tend­ing the event will be given a pump­kin pass­port, which they can have stamped at var­i­ous sta­tions to earn a pump­kin.

Gil­lies said 400 pump­kins have been or­dered.

“We haven’t had any left at the end of the day for many years now,” he said, rec­om­mend­ing that peo­ple ar­rive early so they won’t miss out.

Gil­lies said more than 2,000 peo­ple turned out to Pump­kin Fest in 2016.

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