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Pumpkin Festival is this weekend

September 27, 2018

WESTVILLE – Westville’s 28th annual Pumpkin Festival will take place in Prairie Meadow Park from Friday through Sunday.

Pumpkin Fest is run by Tri-Kappa, a local philanthropic organization promoting the arts, charity and education in Indiana.

The town festival comprises a plethora of activities, including a teen dance, parade, 5k run/walk, classic car show, carnival rides, pumpkin bake off, tractor pull and booths with food and craft vendors.

Friday brings the teen dance starting at 6 p.m. under the entertainment tent. For adults, there is a fish dinner at the Westville United Methodist church.

Saturday starts at 10 a.m. with a parade that begins on Main Street, goes along U.S. 421 and ends at Prairie Meadow Park.

“The parade is open to anyone,” said Cheryl Wilson, publicity chair for the Pumpkin Fest. “We usually have local businesses, local and state police, fire department, Westville school band, cheerleaders, antique tractors, classic cars and politicians, to name a few.”

At the park, following the parade, is a classic car show and a garden tractor pull starting at 11 a.m.

Bingo will be hosted by the Lion’s Club and held under the entertainment tent from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

New this year is Pumpkinpalooza which brings musical entertainment and adult beverages. Musicians include the Jordans & James, Stoney Ridge and Jonny James bands. The cost for Pumpkinpalooza is $5, with children 12 and under attending for free.

Sunday includes a pancake breakfast hosted by the Lions Club from 7 a.m. until noon at the entertainment tent, a 3 on 3 basketball game at Westville High school at 8 a.m., an antique tractor pull at 10 a.m. There is also another bingo game from 1 to 4 p.m.

Further information can be found at www.westvillepumpkinfestival.com

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