Halloween starts early with Gellatly Nut Farm pumpkin walk

Gellatly Nut Farm Regional Park will host its annual Spooktacular Halloween Pumpkin Walk this Sunday.

  • Tue Oct 23rd, 2012 7:00pm
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Local families will have the opportunity to dress up for Halloween twice this year.

This Sunday Gellatly Nut Farm will host its annual Spooktacular Halloween Pumpkin Walk.

Participants are asked to drop off carved pumpkins—with an LED candle inside—from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

From 5 to 8 p.m., residents are invited to try out their Halloween costume by wearing it to the park and viewing the lighted pumpkins lined up along the pathways. There will also be an opportunity to vote for the best carved pumpkins.

“This is a fun competition for families, schools, businesses and sports teams that want to show off their pumpkin carving creativity. We’ve got some great prizes to award,” said park interpreter Nicole Marzinzik.

Treats and hot beverages will be provided and visitors will have the chance to have their picture taken with West Kelowna firefighters beside one of their fire trucks.

The Royal Astronomical Society will also be on hand with equipment that, if the weather cooperates, may allow the public to get a glimpse of the moon, star clusters and galaxies.

“This year with the assistance of West Kelowna Community Policing volunteers, we’ve increased the number of people on hand to help direct traffic and vehicles into appropriate parking areas,” said Regional District communications officer Bruce Smith.

Smith added people should avoid parking on local streets to reduce congestion.

The event is free, but guests are encouraged to bring a donation for the West Kelowna Food Bank.

For more information, visit regionaldistrict.com/parks.