Autumn Family Festival @ Royal Victoria Country Park, Southampton (8 October)

Join the Jubilee Sailing Trust at their Autumn Pumpkin Festival on 10th October 2009 from noon at the Royal Victoria Country Park.

The Autumn Pumpkin Festival is an annual event that’s fun for all the family at a wonderful venue on the shores of Southampton Water.

It is surely the Pumpkin party of the year, to celebrate the humble pumpkin and other Autumnal treasures. Pumpkin food of all kinds including pumpkin soup and curry, pumpkin bread and pasties, pumpkin wine and beer tastings, barbecue, informal Big Draw art activities, storytelling poetry and rhymes.

  • Gardening and allotment advice
  • BBC Breathing Places info
  • Woodland Trust tree for all info
  • Facepainting
  • Crafts
  • Scarecrow Avenue – bring along your friendly scarecrow to sit amongst the hay bales and sweetcorn stalks
  • Morris dancing
  • Irish dancing
  • Lots of stalls and games

Bring along your prize pumpkins large or small. Why not carve or decorate a pumpkin for the display. In 2008, they had the new European Champion pumpkin weighing in at 1457lbs and they are hopeful of a good attempt at the world record for 2009. Don’t miss it!

See you there!

The event is a charity fundraiser for the Southampton based national charity the Jubilee Sailing Trust.

  • Adults £1.50
  • Children over five 50p
  • Car park charges apply.

The postcode for the site is SO31 5GA and parking is available within the Royal Victoria Country Park.

Bus number 16 goes to Netley Village from Southampton. From the village, follow the brown tourist road signs into the park via the main entrance along the coast road. For more details, please contact First Bus tel 023 8022 4854. Red Rocket A from Eastleigh or Hamble stops in Netley Village. Contact Solent Blue Line 023 8061 8233.

Children are welcome to attend the event and dogs are allowed on site as long as they’re kept under control.

There are toilet facilities available on site.

For more information
Contact Sonja Davison on 0238 0641882 or at [email protected]