Pumpkin Fest coming to Ingersoll cheese museum Oct. 21
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.