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Great Pumpkin Pageant set for weekend before Halloween

Oct 16, 2020
Source: Waterfall Arts Facebook page Waterfall Arts gets into the Halloween spirit Oct. 24.

Belfast — Waterfall Arts will present Belfast's Great Pumpkin Pageant Saturday, Oct. 24, starting at 11 a.m. at Steamboat Landing. The organization's Facebook page offers the following information about the event and how to take part:

It is an all ages art happening to keep creative kids of all ages safe and happy this Halloween, while they show their stuff.

1) Get a pumpkin — a limited number will be available free at Waterfall Arts, 256 High St., Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 17 and 18, thanks to Johnny's Selected Seeds!

2) Decorate or carve your pumpkin however you like!

3) Get in your costumes for a Grand Procession at 11a.m., Saturday, Oct. 24, at Steamboat Landing Park! Carry or cart your pumpkin down the walkway to a spot on the Harborwalk, where it will be displayed for the afternoon. Collect a goody bag, pose for a photo, or loop back to watch the procession!

4) Vote for your favorites! Categories are: Spookiest, Silliest, Most Creative and Most Skillful.

Pumpkins will be transported to downtown businesses at 4 p.m., where they will be on display in storefronts for the week!

Participants must retrieve their pumpkins by Nov 1 or they will be disposed of Nov 3.

Contest winners will be announced via Facebook Live on Halloween, at noon!

This event needs community support to happen. Donate unopened packages of candy or other treats for the goody bags at Alexia's Pizza.

Help is also needed with the setup for pumpkin display, pumpkin transport, event volunteers, and prizes. Contact Waterfall Arts at 338-2222.

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