Pumpkins for carving and other fun activities are on deck for Pumpkin Fest this Saturday at Spirit Square.

Take in the first annual Spirit Square Pumpkin Fest

Drop in to enter the pumpkin-carving contest

Pumpkin Fest’ is happening at Spirit Square on Saturday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

“It’s a new event,” says Square manager Jim Creighton, “a few hours of pumpkin fun.  A celebration of autumn and the harvest, and what vegetable says it better than a pumpkin?”

Drop in to enter the pumpkin-carving contest. There’s four age groups and great prizes for all of the winners. Kids can get their faces painted for free, and look out for the Celebrity Pumpkin Seed-Spitting Contest at 1:45 p.m.

Think you can spit a pumpkin seed further than mayoralty candidate Roy Grant? You’re welcome to try.

Live bluegrass music will be provided by the Mission Hill Band. The big tents will be up for everyone to stay dry.