WINNSBORO — Winnsboro will host its annual Pumpkin Fest on Friday night starting at 6 p.m. downtown. Several contests will be held throughout the evening, and trick-or-treating will last throughout.
One of the highlights leading up to the Pumpkin Fest will be a contest for the whole town to participate in.
If you have noticed scarecrows popping up in your neighborhood or throughout downtown, they are there for more than just to scare off crows.
The town will announce which scarecrow was the best on Friday night. At the moment, it is still unclear whether the judging will be based on the number of crows scared off or simply on looks.
For parents wondering which neighborhood is best to take your kids trick-or-treating, there will be plenty of treats up and down Congress Street. Be mindful, though, as there may possibly be a few tricks scattered throughout the festival as well.
At 6:30 p.m., there will be a puppet show at the Gazebo between First Citizens Bank and the Cornwallis Tea Room. Be sure to get there early so you can get a good seat for what is sure to be an entertaining spectacle.
If you prefer activities of a more grown up nature, there will be several food contests starting at 7 p.m. with a pumpkin pie judging. In the spirit of fairness, this writer’s wife will not be submitting her world’s best pumpkin pie.
At 7:15 p.m., the winners of a jelly and jam contest will be announced followed by the best pound cake announcement at 7:30 p.m.
Be sure to have the kids looking extra spooky for the best costume announcement at 7:45 p.m. If you don’t have kids, or if you just prefer dressing up tables rather than children, there will be a best table decoration announcement at 7:50 p.m.
The Pumpkin Fest will wrap up with the announcement of the best jack-o-lantern at 7:55 p.m.
Reach James Inabinet at 803-635-4016.