October 25, 2014 - 10:16 AM
KELOWNA - Families can dress up in their Halloween finery and walk the jack-o'-lantern lit trail at Gellatly Nut Farm Regional Park this weekend.
The Spooktacular Pumpkin Walk takes place Sunday, Oct. 26 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the regional park located just off Whitworth Road in West Kelowna. Carved pumpkins with an LED candle inside can be dropped off for display along the trail from 3 to 5 p.m.
“Families, schools, businesses and sports teams that want to show off their pumpkin carving creativity can enter the ‘best of’ competition for various categories including Scariest, Cutest, Funny and Most Original pumpkin," Regional District spokesperson Bruce Smith said in a media release. "We’ve got some great prizes to award. And after the event, visit the nearby Cove Lakeside Resort for some warm beverages and treats!”
This year a free 'Pumpkin Shuttle Bus' will ease traffic and parking for the event by picking folks up at George Pringle Elementary School where they are free to park and lock their vehicle during the event. The school is located at 3770 Elliot Road in West Kelowna and the decorated bus will run every half hour starting at 4:30 p.m. The last trip back to George Elliot will run at 8:30 p.m.
Parking will also be available in a lot next to the Nut Farm and attendants will be there directing traffic. Drivers are asked not to park on neighbourhood streets because they're narrow and vehicle congestion can pose a safety hazard for emergency personnel and people on foot, partly excited youngsters in costume attending the event.
For more information about the Spooktacular Pumpkin Walk visit the Regional District website or call the Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan at 250-469-6140.
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