Knutsford will be ready to welcome residents and visitors alike to its annual Pumpkin Path trail on 31st October from 4pm to 8pm.
This year sees Knutsford Town Council organising the event with sponsorship kindly provided by Mr Simms. 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.
The trail will finish at Wallwood at the Tatton Street end of King Street. Wallwood will be decorated by Events2Scare in true Halloween style involving witches and wizards, lighting and music. In addition, Booths supermarket’s Knutsford branch will be kindly donating their extra-large pumpkin. Visiting spooks can have their photo taken alongside it and send to Twitter with the #PumpkinPath. Store Manager, Ruth Wigglesworth said “We are delighted to donate our pumpkin to add some extra fun to this well-established community event. We hope all the little visitors enjoy this Halloween festival!”
As well as the shops kindly hosting pumpkins (donated by Knutsford’s Little Waitrose) the whole of the community has got involved. A huge variety of retailers will be decorating their windows, Pizza Express, Oxfam, Town & Country, Boots, Zo & Co to name but a few. The window competition entries will be posted on Facebook and Twitter for the public to vote for their favourites and the winner will be announced the following week by the Mayor.
Local company Event Buddha are providing traffic management services and volunteer groups Knutsford and Districts Lions and Knutsford Hosts are assisting with marshalling duties. Gusto will be kindly providing hot drinks for all volunteers on the night. Sandra Curties, Town Centre Manager said “We have been overwhelmed with the support from local organisations and retailers. Both large and the smaller retailers are supporting this event. It seems the whole community is coming together to ensure Knutsford’s Pumpkin Path becomes the go-to Halloween event in Cheshire”.
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
There will also be parking pay suspension from midnight Monday 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