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Pumpkin Festival will bring thousands to Elkin

September 24th, 2007 · No Comments

The 11th annual Pumpkin Festival and the second annual Great Pumpkin Weigh-Off are expected to attract as many as 15,000 visitors to Elkin on Saturday, Sept. 29. The festival’s organizers promise they will enjoy live entertainment, shopping, great food and gigantic pumpkins galore.

The festival begins at 8:45 a.m. when Tristan Davis sings the National Anthem on the Main Stage.

Immediately following will be the Great Pumpkin Weigh-Off at Smith Phillips Building Supply, 257 Standard St. Growers from all over the East Coast will enter their pumpkins, some weighing more than 1,000 pounds, in hopes of placing in the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth top ten.

Elkin’s Main Street will be lined with vendors selling everything from funnel cakes to functional pottery, canned green beans to gourmet coffees, wood furnishings to wine racks, BBQ to baked goods, sand art to sunrooms, and pumpkin butter to polish sausages.

For information about space for vendors, contact the Yadkin Valley Chamber of Commerce Inc., P.O. Box 496, 116 E. Market St., Elkin, NC 28621. Call (336) 526-1111 and/or fax (336) 526-1879.

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