Knutsford will be ready to welcome residents and visitors to its annual Pumpkin Path

Knutsford will be ready to welcome residents and visitors alike to its annual Pumpkin Path trail on 31st October from 4pm to 7pm.

Like last year Knutsford Town Council are organising the event in conjunction with many of the town’s retailers and businesses. As per previous years the event will see youngsters and their parents scouring King Street’s shops and restaurants to find the eleven carved pumpkins which spell out “PUMPKIN PATH” before submitting their entries to the Heritage Centre’s spooky post box. A huge number of local traders will join in the fun to make Knutsford a truly special and spooky place to visit.

Sandra Curties, Town Centre Manager, said “This year is a true community led event with dancing provided by Fuchsia School of Dancing, singing from local choir Knutsford Beats plus Tesla will also be making an appearance. It is so lovely to see so many shops stay open late and join in – not just the Pumpkin Hosts and see local (and not so local) families having fun. There will be a few spooky characters along the path and Wallwood will be decorated in true Halloween style”.

As well as the shops hosting pumpkins (kindly donated by Jonty’s Fruit & Veg of Knutsford Market Hall) the whole of the community has got involved. A huge variety of retailers will be decorating their windows, including Pizza Express, Oxfam, Town & Country, Lockton’s, The OId Session House and Zo & Co to name but a few. People can vote for their favourite by completing the entry form on the night and the top three will be announced by the Mayor the following day. One of the original Pumpkin Path organisers and sponsors, Julia Chard of Mr Simms said “We are delighted to be sponsoring our 6th Pumpkin Path and supporting businesses with sweet donations to help them with the event. Pumpkin Path has grown to become one of the highlights of Knutsford Events Calendar and with the feedback we are getting from our lovely customers, I really think this will be the biggest night yet”.

Knutsford Market Hall will also be staying open on the night hosting traditional Halloween games, mulled wine from Morgan Edwards, Face Painting by Sylvia from Serendipity and some Halloween food from The Market Café.

Local company Event Buddha are providing traffic management services and volunteer groups Knutsford and Districts Lions and Knutsford Hosts plus some students from Knutsford Multi Academy Trust are assisting with marshalling duties. Tatton Perk will be kindly providing hot drinks for all volunteers on the night.

Road Closures
To enable the 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 pay suspension from midnight Tuesday 30th October from King Street junction with Tatton Street to junction with Drury Lane to enable two-way traffic to enable residents’ access to be maintained.

All affected residents have been contacted directly

Press Contacts please call 01565 635929 and speak to Sandra Curties

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