Five day fright­ful fes­ti­val

A full range of ac­tiv­i­ties

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Jonathan Ged­des

Castlemilk is pre­par­ing to wel­come a whole host of pump­kin kings and queens.

Castlemilk Sta­bles will be host­ing a five day fright­ful fes­ti­val next week, just in time for Hal­loween.

And every­thing from pump­kin soup to a spooky walk will take place.

Richard Bolton, Com­mu­nity wood­land of­fi­cer at Cas­sil­toun Hous­ing As­so­ci­a­tion, is look­ing for­ward to the events, which kick off on Satur­day Oc­to­ber 24 with a pump­kin carv­ing.

He said: “Over the last few years we’ve done a Hal­loween walk, and last year we had around 200 pump­kins and did a carv­ing ses­sion.

“Peo­ple en­joyed it so much last year that we de­cided to ex­pand it into a five day fes­ti­val.

“It’s quite a nice de­vel­op­ment and al­ready it seems re­ally pop­u­lar.”

A whole range of ac­tiv­i­ties are slated for the fes­ti­val.

Richard added: “We’ve got the pump­kin carv­ing ses­sions, we’ll go into the woods and use the leaves that have fallen to make art on Sun­day, we’re do­ing pump­kin soup on Mon­day, we’ve got sto­ry­telling for pre-school chil­dren on Tues­day, a pump­kin view­ing on Tues­day night and then we’re end­ing the fes­ti­val with a spooky Hal­loween walk on Wed­nes­day (Oc­to­ber 28).

“There’s a great va­ri­ety to them. We’re try­ing to get some­thing for ev­ery age group.

“The pump­kin carv­ing has some­thing for ev­ery age, but there’s also things for pre-school right to adults.

“We want it to be as fun and in­clu­sive as pos­si­ble, and get peo­ple’s imag­i­na­tion go­ing.”

Full de­tails on the events can be found by call­ing Richard on 0141 634 2673

Treat not trick Pump­kins like this will be dis­played

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