Beccles gears up for spooktacular pumpkin festival

One of the entries at last year's Beccles Pumpkin Festival. Picture: Nick Butcher.

One of the entries at last year's Beccles Pumpkin Festival. Picture: Nick Butcher. - Credit: Nick Butcher

Families will be in for a fright as a spooky festival returns to Beccles this weekend.

People in fancy dress as last year's Beccles Pumpkin Festival. Picture: Nick Butcher.

People in fancy dress as last year's Beccles Pumpkin Festival. Picture: Nick Butcher. - Credit: Nick Butcher

The Beccles Pumpkin Festival will be held on 'the green' to the left of Morrisons supermarket off George Westwood Way, on Sunday from 4pm to 8pm.

Thirty corporate pumpkins will be on display carved by local businesses, pubs, clubs and organisations, and during the evening the public will be able to vote for their favourite.

And at 5.45pm, the corporate pumpkins will be auctioned off for visitors to take home for Halloween.

There will also be fancy dress competitions for children and adults with prizes for the winners, a range of stalls and hot food and drink to keep visitors warm. Families are also encouraged to take along their own home-carved pumpkins and enter them into a competition for £1 each.

Admission costs £1 per adult, with accompanied children free, and proceeds will go to cancer charity CLIC Sargent and Beccles Lido.

Free parking will be available at Morrisons.

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For more information visit the Beccles Pumpkin Festival Facebook page.