More than giant pumpkins

WINNERS: Enjoying the Murmungee Giant Pumpkin Festival were (from left) Craig, Leah and Zara Orton who took out the overall winner prize.

GIANT pumpkins are set to be the stars at Murmungee this Saturday.

The third annual Murmungee Giant Pumpkin Competition and Harvest Festival is on again and this year’s program won’t disappoint.

Held at the Bowmans Murmungee Hall this year’s festival will feature a wide range of giant pumpkins and 20 stallholders will be selling a range of wares including apple cider vinegar, cakes, Devonshire teas and there will also be an art show filled with local art for visitors to peruse.

Joint festival organiser Lyn Brown said it’s an event you wouldn’t want to miss with live demonstrations, delicious homemade produce and a wide variety of kids’ activities including a petting zoo, scarecrow making and face painting.

Demonstrations on butchery, bike maintenance, plant propagation and horse preparation for show events will be held throughout the day, as well as a silent auction and several raffles with loads of great prizes.

The Giant Pumpkin Festival kicks off at 10am, however, if you are entering a pumpkin you will need to deliver it by 9am.

The weigh in commences at 10am and judging will be done in two age groups: under 13 and adults.

Pretty pumpkins can be entered from 10am until 12 noon and pumpkin pies can also be entered from 10am with judging commencing at 10.30am.

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