Great Pumpkin Festival in Stratford Oct. 19

On Saturday, Oct. 19th, the Boothe Park Commission and the Town of Stratford are hosting the annual Great Pumpkin Festival, featuring the Great Pumpkin Carving contest. Watch as carvers sculpt 100-pound pumpkins into works of art for cash prizes.

The festival will be held from 1-5 p.m., for the entire family. It will include a children’s costume parade (3 p.m. sharp) with prizes, DJ music, games, crafts, face painting, refreshments, blacksmith demonstrations, Moonbounces, and horse-drawn hayrides.

The festival will showcase the various historic buildings at the park, including tours of the Model Train Museum and Observatory. Bunnell High School STAGE theater group will perform skits and costumed actors from the Players at Putney Gardens will be strolling the grounds.

For more information, call 203-377-2119.