Where will you get your pumpkin for the wall?

Above: The traditional “pumpkin wall” takes place the night before Heritage Day (Photo by Joao Melo)

It may be a bit early in the month for carving halloween pumpkins in most towns. In Southborough, this weekend is when we traditionally pull out the carving tools and get creative.

The 15th Annual Light Up Southborough takes place this Sunday night, October 13. (Thank you Rotary Club!)

Drop-off is in front of the Library from 4:00 – 6:00 pm.

The lighting and viewing is from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Pumpkins are displayed along the cemetary’s stone wall that runs up Common Street and turns right onto St. Mark’s Street.

Contributions cover a range of traditional, spooky, beautiful, wacky, and clever. (And sometimes a little bit sick!)

Some kids use the pumpkin to root for their favorite team. Some adults use it to root for a politician.

Every year, something new surprises me. So I’m looking forward to it again this weekend. (Especially since last year’s mosquito problems put a damper on the festivities, pushing the viewing to before sundown.)

I’m trying to help my children come up with ideas for our contributions. But I still have to get my pumpkin.

Where do you buy your pumpkins? Any good tips for the rest of us?

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10 years ago


10 years ago

Just so you know, Roche Bros./Sudbury Farms is giving away free pumpkins to kids that color a coloring sheet they can get there.

Mark Ford
10 years ago

…I’m pretty sure “political pumpkins” are frowned upon, at least they have been in the past.

10 years ago

Gulbankians! Support the local family business!

10 years ago


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