Knutsford is getting ready to welcome residents and visitors alike to its annual Pumpkin Path trail on October 31st – from 4.00pm to 7.00pm.
Knutsford Town Council is organising the event along with many of the town’s retailers and businesses.
The event will see youngsters and parents scouring King Street’s shops and restaurants to find the eleven carved pumpkins which spell out “PUMPKIN PATH” before handing in their entries to the Heritage Centre or in one of Wallwood’s spooky post boxes.Event Sponsors – pic courtesy of Tatton Photography
Local traders will join in the fun to make Knutsford a truly spooky place to visit.
Town centre manager, Sandra Curties, said: “This year is a true community-led event with dancing provided by Fuchsia School of Dancing, and singing from local choir, Knutsford Beats.
Main sponsor, Savills, will provide a goodie bag to collect treats and is offering ‘story time’ sessions in Wallwood. There will be spooky characters along the path and Wallwood will be decorated in true Halloween style.
This event has become huge and we couldn’t do it without help from our volunteer groups and our business community who are all amazing.”
As well as the shops hosting pumpkins (donated by Jonty’s Fruit & Veg of Knutsford Market Hall) some retailers will be decorating their windows.
Families can collect entry forms and wristbands from one of four ‘registration desks dotted along King Street.
Everyone can vote for their favourite by completing the entry form on the night. The top three will be announced by the Mayor the following day.
Knutsford Market Hall will be open, hosting traditional Halloween games, with mulled wine on offer from Morgan Edwards, Face Painting (donation to Knutsford May Day) and Halloween food will be available from The Market Café.
Those who complete the path will be given a bag of treats courtesy of Swizzels Matlow and a commemorative bookmark declaring ‘I Survived the Pumpkin Path’.
Local company, Event Buddha, is providing traffic management services and volunteers from Knutsford and Districts Lions, Knutsford Hosts, Savills and Little Waitrose will be assisting with marshalling.
To enable Pumpkin Path to take place safely, road closures will be in place as follows: –
- King Street at the junction with Church Hill to the junction with Drury Lane
- Minshull Street
- There will also be parking bay suspension from midnight Wednesday 30th October from King Street junction with Tatton Street to junction with Drury Lane to facilitate two-way traffic to enable residents’ access to be maintained.
All affected residents have been contacted directly.