Over 30,000 people visited Upper Canada Village last year for Pumpkinferno, and area business organizations are hoping that their promotion of “A 2013 Season Of Pumpkin People”, will bring some of those visitors outside of Upper Canada Village, into more of South Dundas.
Various “A Season of Pumpkin People” activities took place in late September and will continue throughout the month of October.
The committee is encouraging everyone, including businesses and individuals, to use their creativity to build and display their own pumpkin people in front of their homes and businesses.
The idea is to promote the community, to attract more visitors and to foster community spirit within South Dundas.
Committee members encourage everyone to take up the challenge and to get involved.
Spooky tales for the little ones, along with activities are scheduled to take place Saturday afternoons, October 5, 19 at 26 in the Morrisburg Plaza and Iroquois Shopping Centre.
A Great Pumpkin Recipe challenge is being issued to the community. All recipes submitted to the contest must contain pumpkin, either canned or fresh as an ingredient. Judging will take place October 12, noon, at the tent in the Morrisburg Plaza.
Saturday, October 26 pumpkin carving events will take place in the Iroquois and Morrisburg plazas, for the Light the Way display. The plan is to carve pumpkins and to place the lighted pumpkins along the route to Upper Canada Village from Iroquois, Morrisburg, Williamsburg and Riverside Heights.