Get your pumpkins ready: Light Up Southborough is Sunday night

by beth on October 6, 2015

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

[Editor’s Note: My events of the week post yesterday was missing the line “Sunday, October 11“, making all of Sunday’s events appear to be on Saturday! Drop-offs and pre-Heritage Day events begin Sunday. Sorry for creating confusion!!]

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts. 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 morning.)

Every year, designs cover a range of traditional, spooky, beautiful, wacky, and clever. Something always surprises me. (Check out these highlights from 2014.)

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

Just in time, Chestnut Hill Farm’s 10:00 am – 4:00 pm festival on Sunday includes pumpkin decorating:

Pumpkin painting (for the littles, but big kids can use the paints too!) and Carving: There will be pumpkins for sale (free to Trustees members) for painting and carving under the big tent. We will have all the supplies to carve or decorate the perfect pumpkin

The farm’s pumpkins are only available to non-CSA members during the festival. (They had to bring in extra for the festival, so they won’t be selling them at their farmstand.)

20151006__gulbankians_pumpkinsSo, if you’re looking for another source in town for pumpkins, you can check out Gulbankian’s Farms. The garden center’s Facebook page is boasting a big selection of pumpkins and gourds.

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