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Hauser & Wirth Somerset Pumpkin Festival, 2019. Photo: Ed Schofield

Pumpkin Festival

Sat 31 Oct 2020, 11 am – 4 pm

Somerset

As we remain connected to the changing seasons and autumn harvest, Hauser & Wirth Somerset and Roth Bar & Grill will continue to celebrate our Pumpkin Festival tradition in new and exciting ways. The ever popular competitions and creative displays will come to life online and onsite. The annual activities are once again in support of Hubbub Foundation, inspiring greener ways of sustainable living. Further details on how you can start taking part, whether near or far, listed below.

Roth Bar & Grill is open for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea during the week of the Pumpkin Festival. We strongly advise booking a table in advance to avoid disappointment, bookings can be made by visiting www.rothbarandgrill.co.uk/reservations. Takeaways, including spiced pumpkin soup and children’s hot dogs, should be pre-ordered in advance via our website www.rothbarandgrill.co.uk. Pumpkin lattes, spiced apple juice and mulled cider will be available to order.

Book to visit the galleries between Sunday 25  – Saturday 31 October, 11 am – 4 pm, for an opportunity to view the Autumnal displays in the Implement shed. Please note, there will be a one-way system in place and visitors should follow all government guidance and continue to social distance on site. Numbers will be strictly managed via visitor bookings. We hope the large-scale event will return in its normal capacity in 2021.

The Grand Pumpkin & Squash Competitions
Gardening and homegrown produce has certainly had a resurgence this year, so for the month of October you are invited to send in photographs of your pumpkins, squash or gourds to enter into the categories; ‘Largest Pumpkin’, ’Best in Show’, or ‘Misfit’. The photographs will be installed in a community autumnal display in the Implement Shed and shared on social media. They will be judged on Saturday 31 October. Last entries by midnight Friday 30 October.

Email education@hauserwirth.com to enter the competitions. Please include your name, contact number, category, weight (largest pumpkin category only), photographs of your entries, and social media handles.

Autumnal Artworks
Hauser & Wirth resident artists have often taken inspiration from the landscape and nature surrounding Bruton. We would love to see your child’s paintings and drawings that best represent what autumn means to them during a time when it has become so important to look at and understand our environment. We will print and exhibit your photos of the works in our Implement Shed and share through social media.

We invite everyone aged 12 and under to take part and you can submit your artworks to education@hauserwirth.com. Please include your name, contact number, photographs of your artworks, and social media handles.

Learn more about Hubbub Foundation’s #PumpkinRescue campaign that endeavours to save edible vegetables from being sent to landfill here.