Pumpkin Stroll this Sunday

by beth on October 6, 2021

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Above: Put on your thinking caps if you’re planning to carve something for Rotary’s annual pumpkin display this Sunday. (photos contributed by Southborough Rotary, with right photo credited to Ron Hereema)

This weekend, the Southborough Rotary Club will host their annual Pumpkin Stroll.

It will be the first opportunity to see the jack-o-lantern display lit up after dark since 2018. (2019’s event was held before sunset due to a EEE threat. And we all know what happened last year.)

As is tradition, the event will take place the night before Heritage Day. This year, that’s Sunday, October 10th.

pumpkins are displayed on the stone wall with lit candles inside for night time viewing (contributed by Rotary)Carved or decorated pumpkins should be dropped off from 4:00 – 6:00 pm.

Participants are encouraged to find a place to display their gourds on the stone wall surrounding the Old Burial Ground on Common Street and Saint Mark’s Street. 

Once again, Rotary is using the event to collect items for the Southborough Food Pantry.

Rotary flyer Pumpkin Stroll 2021They are asking for contributions of laundry detergent and/or dish soap. You can drop your donations in the collection box at Rotary’s table in front of the Southborough Library’s Main Street entrance.

For those unfamiliar with the event, Rotary’s table is right before the starting point of the stroll.

The community is invited to walk past the lit display of silly, scary, grotesque, creative, and even beautiful carved gourds. I’ve included some pics from past displays below. 

Pumpkin Stroll 2019 from Rotary Facebook page 09 Pumpkins dropoff by Rotary club 10 pumpkin stroll in the dark cropped from photo by Southborough Police Department Light Up Southborough pumpkin wall 2017 (photo by Beth Melo) 2015 pumpkin display - fish bowl (photo by Beth Melo)

(For photo galleries from the past several years, click here.)

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