Get your pumpkins ready: Light Up Southborough (Updated)

Left: The crowd enjoys creative contributions to the annual pumpkin wall. (photo by Beth Melo)

As I posted last week, Sunday night is Southborough Rotary Club’s annual Light Up Southborough. For those of you unfamiliar, it’s a display of lit pumpkins that line the stone wall running around the Old Burial Ground.

They begin on Common Street next to the Southborough Library, running up the hill, and around the corner on St. Mark’s Street. (Is it just me, or does the display keep growing?)

The lit display is from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Based on years past, you can expect the Rotary Club to be on hand selling refreshments.

If you are contributing, drop off your pumpkins from 4:00 – 6:00 pm. (If you want them back, make sure to fetch them on Monday.)

Every year, designs cover a range of traditional, spooky, beautiful, wacky, and clever. Something always surprises me. (Check out these highlights from 2013.)

I’m looking forward to it again this weekend. But first, I need to help my kids decorate theirs.

Just in time, Gulbankians is holding their pumpkin decorating event this Sunday afternoon.

Starting at $5, kids can pick out a pumpkin and decorate it there. (Looks like they’ll provide paint, but you need to bring your own carving tools.)

Register by Friday to join in the fun (including face painting.) Walk-ins also welcome Click on the flyer to enlarge for details.

Looking for another option? Last year, I ran a post asking readers to share where they get their pumpkins. You can read what they said here.

Or, share your favorite source for pumpkins below.

Updated (10/10/14 6:40 pm) Gulbankians will welcome walk-ins to their Sunday decorating event.

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