Bungay, Bridge Street Pumpkin Night 2007 – Iceni Post

Bridge Street Pumpkin Night
31st October, 2007
6.00 to 9.30pm


In 2004 a young farmer with a passion for pumpkin growing realised that he had cultivated a large number of excess pumpkins. Gathering his friends together and arming themselves with assorted deadly weapons, they set out to carve the pumpkins into fantastical shapes and donated them to 16th-century Bridge Street in Bungay.

Each house had a lighted pumpkin placed outside on the evening of 31st October (Halloween) for people to come and enjoy. From this light-hearted concept the Bridge St Feasts and Festivals association was born and Pumpkin Night this year will have its 4th birthday.

As trick-or-treating younger children in other parts of the town had been pelted with eggs by older louts in previous years it was decided to close the road to traffic enabling children (both young and old) a secure environment to enjoy a few hours of innocent fun. No entrance fee will be charged as it is simply a social and community venture. We encourage visitors to dress up in clothes suitable for the occasion and prizes will be given for the most original costumes and trick-o- treats.

In 2006 the oldest child was 86 years and the youngest a few weeks old.

There will be Face Painting by the Mini Monsters Creepy Crawly Roadshow from 6 7.30 and the highlight of the evening at 8pm a performance of the Michael Jackson Thriller Zombie Dance down Bridge Street.

The Chequers Pub as usual will offer hospitality for the older witch and wizard.

Children are also invited to enter their own carved pumpkins on the night to be judged by the Wicked Witch.

Look also at the shop windows in town as there will be a prize for the best Halloween Window in the Sponsor a Pumpkin competition. This is an event for everyone said Deirdre Shepherd one of the organisers and is for the whole of the community of Bungay and beyond and we look forward to seeing you on this spookiest of nights. So put the date in your diary and come and enjoy some community fun.

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