by Kyla Hurt
Photos by Kyla Hurt
‘Twas a spooky, gooey, festive and enchanted day on the square in downtown Jacksonville. The annual Pumpkin Festival was full of families and friends enjoying the brisk, yet not too brisk Saturday. Put on by Jacksonville Main Street and assisted by a group of terrific volunteers, the fest featured a slew of events on its schedule with $10 covering all the day’s activities.
Children enjoyed an Apple Orchard & Pumpkin Patch, “A Zoo For You” Pony Rides & Petting Zoo, pet and kids’ costume contests, the Blazing Wing Challenge, the Fire Safety House, Pie Eating Contests, Pumpkin Drops and more. Food vendors were available as well as crafts and vendors otherwise. The downtown square was filled with people, often frequenting the local businesses, too.