Pumpkin Festival planning begins in Millville

Although the event itself is not scheduled until October, planning has already begun for the first-ever Millville Great Pumpkin Festival, which was announced at February’s town council meeting. The festival, which is scheduled for Oct. 10, will be held at the Millville Fire Hall. The time of the event has not yet been decided.

Town Council Member Jon Subity is coordinating the event, with the help of the fire department and a number of volunteers. In these early stages, most of the details are tentative, but the event will feature local businesses, vendors and organizations in an effort to showcase the town and promote community/business interaction. The committee has also discussed activities including a moon bounce, a dunk tank, hayrides, a cooking contest, a pumpkin-painting contest and entertainment by local bands.

Information for the event is being compiled to be distributed to local businesses. Included will be information on how to become involved in the event, how to sponsor an activity and how to become a vendor. Contact Millville Town Hall with suggestions or to express interest in becoming involved in the first annual Great Pumpkin Festival.