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Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Pumpkin Carving Competition and Pumpkin Parade

Kiddies in eager preparation for the Pumpkin Carving Competition 

If you’re looking for something to keep the little ones (and not so little ones!)  entertained over the Mid Term break, then check out Bundoran as the town is set to go pumpkin crazy on Tuesday October 29th with its first ever pumpkin carving competition and pumpkin parade.

Families and groups will have the opportunity to come together at the Atlantic Apartotel on Main  Street between 4 and 7pm and have some “bonding” time as they carve their own pumpkin which they can then keep after the competition and parade is over. For just €5 registration, a family or group can take part in this fun afternoon of fancy dress and pumpkin carving – designs can be their own or ones provided. Each group will have an hour to carve their pumpkin.

 Weather depending then, Bundoran’s first ever Pumpkin March will then happen at 7pm when everyone’s pumpkins will be lit and, accompanied by the Bundoran Samba Band and the Magh Ene Stilt Walkers, will parade down Main Street from the Apartotel to the junction of Main Street and Station Road and then onto the outdoor performance space beside Bundoran Community Library. Here the pumpkins will be judged and prizes awarded.

 Speaking about the event Bundoran Tourism Officer Shane Smyth said ‘this is the first event of its kind in Bundoran and one we are very much looking forward to. Everyone associates pumpkins with Halloween but the carving of them hasn't been such a huge tradition – this year we want to start that tradition here in Bundoran. We’re also hoping that the weather will be kind to us on the evening of the 29th so we can complete the Pumpkin Parade to the library. More details including a FAQ section are available on: www.discoverbundoran.com/pumpkin’