Flying pumpkins spice up downtown this Saturday

By on October 15, 2014

Pumpkins will become projectiles once again with the return of the Ephrata Mini Punkin Chunkin Contest Oct 18.
The 3rd annual Ephrata Get Your Gourd On event will take place in downtown Ephrata from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
An event for the entire family to enjoy, the day is filled with an array of free activities. The Ephrata Merchants Association will sponsor a variety of contests, games, music, entertainment and the last Ephrata Whistle Stop Open Air Market for the season. Vendors will be on hand with a variety of fun filled fall items to eat, drink and purchase.
Several contests will be happening: the return of the Whoopie Pie Eating Contest for all ages at 10 a.m. on the plaza, the Bubble Gum Blowing Contest at 11 a.m. taking place at the Funest Toy Store and, new this year, Candy Corn Rush. Prizes will be awarded to the winners.
Fall classics such as Make & Take Scarecrows, Pumpkin Bowling and Ring a Witches Hat will take place throughout the day, adjacent to the ENB Bank Building. Want to get those creative juices flowing; there are some leftover screws, nut and bolts to create your own Steampunk Pumpkins! Don’t know what a steampunkin is then stop by the plaza to find out.
Throughout the day listen to live music and entertainment performed by the talents of Insanity Factor.
The grand finale of the day, The Mini Punkin Chunkin Contest, will happen from noon-1 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for the top three farthest chunked. Look for the chunking contraptions behind the Ephrata Chamber & Visitors center.
While at the event, plan on visiting several downtown stores for a great variety of fall wares and special discounts. Need additional information visit the Ephrata Merchants on Facebook or ephratamerchants.com.
Thank you to sponsors: Ephrata Merchants, Borough of Ephrata, Blue Ridge Communications, Beams Music, Salon Art-Tiff, Expressions Limousine, Douple Agency and Ephrata National Bank.

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