Pumpkin Festival 2016

  • Sun 30 October 2016
  • 10 am – 5 pm

Come and celebrate Summer’s bounty with us at our annual Pumpkin Festival as we harvest our wide variety of squashes from the Roth Bar & Grill kitchen garden. We invite you to join us and bring along your own homegrown pumpkins, gourds and other squashes to enter into one of our competitions. This special day includes live barn-dance and ceilidh music, fancy dress and a host of activities for adults and children, including pumpkin carving, face painting and workshops led by environment artist Stephen Whitehead. Children are invited to dress up in their finest pumpkin themed costumes to take part in our Pumpkin Parade. The Roth Bar & Grill will be serving seasonal food throughout the day. Competitions for Children

  • Fancy Dress up to age 12 – your costume must be inspired by a pumpkin or squash, think colour / shape / season. Children will be invited to take part in a parade at 3.30 pm, with a prize for the best costume judged by Manuela Wirth

  • Pumpkin Carving Competition – You may wish to carve your pumpkin at home and bring it along, or we will be running workshops for children all day in our education room, there will be help on hand for you to make an amazing carving to enter into our competition.Parents – for the carving workshops, if you were happy to bring a sharp knife and supervise its use with your child, this would be very helpful.

Competitions for Adults

  • Bring along your homegrown pumpkins, gourds and squashes for our Grand Pumpkin Competition judged by gardener Charles Dowding. We will be handing out awards for the Largest, Best in Show and Best Misfit (enter as many categories as you wish!)

  • Sharpen your knives and get your creative (and pumpkin!) juices flowing, with our Extreme Pumpkin Carving competition, judged by Iwan Wirth.

  • Dust off your apron ready for our Best Pumpkin Bake competition judged by Steve Horrell, Head Chef at Roth Bar & Grill.

To enter any one of the competitions ‘click here’ and fill out an entry form (late entries will also be accepted on the day). All competition entries must be delivered in person by 2 pm on the day. The winners will be announced at 4 pm. For any questions or further information please contact us on: 01749 814060 or email: somerset@hauserwirth.com Pumpkin Festival Programme 10 am – 2 pm Competition entries to be delivered to marquee 11 am – 4 pm Family Activities in Implement Shed 12.15 pm – 1.15 pm Live music from acclaimed ceilidh band Cut a Shine 2 pm – 3 pm Competition Judging 2.15 pm – 3.15 pm Live music from acclaimed ceilidh band Cut a Shine 3.30 pm Fancy Dress Pumpkin Parade 4 pm Announcement of winners The Pumpkin Festival is part of the national Family Arts Campaign and we are collaborating with FACE – Farming & Countryside Education, a charity that educates children and young people about food and farming in a sustainable countryside. We are also working with HubbubFoundation as part of their ‘Pumpkin Rescue’ initiative.

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