Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Pumpkin Festival This Weekend

The 25th annual Pumpkin Festival is this Saturday in Tounsend. The festival runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Townsend Common. The Rutland Herald reports that in addition to the giant pumpkin contest - past entries have weighed between 600 and 700 pounds - there will be many activities for children, including pumpkin and scarecrow decorating contests and a Halloween costume parade. There will also be vendors selling crafts, oil and watercolor paintings and pumpkin pies, whole and by the slice with whipped cream.