|OctoBOOfest in Perrysburg Saturday|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Thursday, 24 October 2013 10:26|
PERRYSBURG - Downtown Perrysburg Inc. and Mercy Health Partners will present OctoBOOfest Saturday.
A free community pumpkin carving extravaganza will be held from noon until 5 p.m. at Hood Park. The goal is to carve more than 500 pumpkins, which will be displayed at the Commodore Perry Monument and around downtown, lit with candles every evening through Halloween.
Judges will be on hand for the pumpkin carving contest and awards at 5 p.m.
Home Depot is donating the pumpkins and American Rent-All is donating the tent and tables to allow the carving to continue, rain or shine. All of the pumpkins will be recycled, made possible by the city's Great Pumpkin Patch Recycle Roundup program.
From 11 a.m. until 6 p.m., the Fall Fest Street Fair extravaganza will include family fun and entertainment for all ages. Back by popular demand will be Chortie the Clown, YMCA Fun Bus and family entertainment activities to include a bounce house and hay rides. Under cover of tent, additional activities will include various seasonal arts and craft activities, face painting, free popcorn, cotton candy and cider and musical entertainment by the Dance Factory and Cindy Slee and Aaron Keaster.
At 2 p.m., costume-clad walkers of all ages with gather along the sidewalks downtown. Along the way, merchants and others might even have treats to hand out. Prizes will be awarded at 5 p.m.
Various vendors and street performers will also be on hand for shopping.
New this year will be an exciting Professional and Amateur Pumpkin Carving Competition.
Pumpkins will be carved along Louisiana Avenue with the amateurs competing from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the professionals competing from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m.
Prize money has been donated by Stella's and Swig, and will be awarded at 5 p.m.
Pumpkins will be on display through Halloween in the front window display of Huntington Bank.
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