Knutsford Town Council News

Pumpkin Path 2017

Knutsfordians and visitors can look forward to lots of spooky family fun as the annual Pumpkin Path returns to Knutsford on Tuesday 31st October 2017 between 4-8pm.

Since its launch in 2013 by the business community, the event has become a firm fixture on Knutsford’s event calendar growing in popularity each year. This year, Knutsford Town Council is leading on the event organisation in partnership with local businesses.

Owner of Mr Simms, Julia Chard, said “It’s been fantastic being involved in organising the Pumpkin Path over the last 4 years and watching it grow into one of Knutsford’s biggest community events.”

“Now is the time to hand over the organising the town council, allowing me to concentrate on being a sweetie lady! We will of course be a sponsor and taking part on the night and look forward to seeing all the scary little monsters, for what promises to be the biggest and spookiest Pumpkinpath yet.”

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. Local traders will join in the fun to make Knutsford a truly special and spooky place to visit.

New this year will be the inclusion of Wallwood at the Tatton Street end of King Street.  Wallwood will be specially decorated with the help of events company Events2Scare in true Halloween style with witches and wizards, special lighting and music.  There will also be the chance to take a selfie with one of the characters to enter a #pumpkinpath Twitter competition.

Knutsford’s new Town Centre Manager, Sandra Curties, said “We are enjoying organising this year’s event with Mr Simms and Knutsford’s business community. It is lovely to see the town come together and enjoy this date on the calendar in such a family friendly way.”

Best dressed window competition

Like last year there will be a light-hearted competition to find Pumpkin Path 2017’s Best Dressed Window – Last year this was won by Dexter and Jones with Nicholas Austen as runner up. We’ll post up pictures of the windows on our Facebook page for the public to vote for their favourites! It is just a fun way to get involved in the event and ensure the whole of Knutsford is decked out in a spooky fashion.

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 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 will be contacted directly.

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