This year’s crop of Pump­kin Peo­ple de­lights Kentville

Annapolis Valley Register - - NEWS - KINGSCOUNTYNEWS.CA KENTVILLE Sara.Eric­s­son@Kingscountynews.ca

Fall leaves have coloured Kentville with greens, reds and yel­lows – but it’s the new patches of orange that are turn­ing heads with the start of a new Pump­kin Peo­ple fes­ti­val.

This year’s pump­kin fes­ti­val fea­tures more than 300 in­di­vid­u­als, some­thing made easy to nav­i­gate by the fes­ti­val’s an­nual map show­ing where the big­gest dis­plays are.

Among the dis­plays will be a Vik­ing ship and a bul­let train, with plenty of play­ing po­ten­tial for kids want­ing to take a seat, or grab an oar.

“Kids love props they can get into, and set de­signer Gerry Lit­tle works re­ally hard on mak­ing th­ese ac­ces­si­ble,” says Lind­sey Young of the Town of Kentville.

Also new this year will be a Pump­kin Per­son Scav­enger Hunt, which fea­tures game cards with items fes­ti­val-go­ers must find in each pump­kin dis­play.

The Town of Kentville web­site sums it up best for any­one not yet know­ing what to ex­pect from the town’s beloved Pump­kin Peo­ple dis­plays – just wait and see.

“You never re­ally know what silly an­tics you’ll see from th­ese gourd-headed guys,” it reads.

ALL PHO­TOS BY SARA ERIC­S­SON.

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