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Giant Pumpkin Party set for October 5

September 25, 2013

GRAHAMSVILLE, NY — The 28th annual Giant Pumpkin Party and Children’s Parade will be held on Saturday, October 5 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the fairgrounds. A benefit for the Daniel Pierce Library, it’s a family day out in the country with a costume parade, pony rides, giant-pumpkin-growing contest, haunted house, petting zoo, live country music, hay rides, hay maze, a “better” book sale, harvest baking contest, food and other amusements.

The children’s costume parade will begin the day’s activities. Once the parade has entered the fairgrounds, the daylong musical entertainment will get underway. The Giant Pumpkin Party stage welcomes the Tri-Valley School Band and a variety of old time music, mountain tunes, traditional ballads, blue grass and folk songs.

Giant Pumpkin partiers may participate in the many scheduled contests: the giant-pumpkin-growing contest (adult and children’s categories), pumpkin decorating contest, country bake contest, obstacle course, hay bale throw contest, and theme float contest.

For entry forms, contest rules, a schedule of the day’s events, or additional information, call the Daniel Pierce Library at 845/985-7233 or visit the Giant Pumpkin Party page on the library website