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SLIDESHOW Spectacular gourds: Kentville’s fifth annual Pumpkin Walk draws crowds despite the wet weather


KENTVILLE, NS - A little rain couldn’t dampen the spirits of the thousands of people who walked through Miner’s Marsh Oct. 17.

With close to 400 carved pumpkins this year, the fifth annual Kentville Pumpkin Walk drew roughly 3,600 visitors to the downtown.

“It’s disappointing about the rain, we wish it had held off a little longer, but we’ve already had over one thousand people go through,” NSCC Kingstec faculty member Edith Riley said around 7:30 p.m., shortly after rain started and an hour before the event closed.  

The pumpkins ranged from traditional Jack-o’-lantern carvings to intricately-carved Disney, Pokémon and superhero designs carved over the last few days by NSCC’s tourism and hospitality management students. Local businesses pitched in as well to create stunning pumpkins, with local tattoo parlour Everlasting Ink’s contribution drawing wows from the crowd. Completely made out of pumpkin, the eerie-looking pumpkin was infused with dye to make it pop.

It may look like a mask, but this was carved completely from pumpkin, Everlasting Ink utilized dyes to make its contribution extra creepy.
It may look like a mask, but this was carved completely from pumpkin, Everlasting Ink utilized dyes to make its contribution extra creepy.

“A lot of work went into this – our students feel like they’ve been carving forever – and its really great we can partner with the Town of Kentville to put this on,” Riley added. “We really have to thank everyone who helped out, a lot of work went into it.”

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