Pumpkins prepare…


Knutsfordians and visitors can look forward to lots of spooky family fun again this year, as the annual Pumpkin Path returns on Thursday 31st October (4-7pm). 

The event, first launched in 2012, has become a firm fixture on Knutsford’s event calendar.

It’s grown massively in popularity each year and the event is delivered by Knutsford Town Council in partnership with local businesses.

Youngsters and their parents will again have the chance to scour King Street, Minshull Street and Regent Street to find the eleven carved pumpkins which spell out the phrase ‘PUMPKIN PATH’ before submitting their entries at the spooky post boxes.

Once again it will be a true community event with Fuchsia School of Dancing showcasing their dancing talents and local choir Knutsford Beats singing some spooky tunes.

Knutsford Town Council’s town centre manager, Sandra Curties said: “We are enjoying organising this year’s event with Knutsford’s business community.

“It is lovely to see the town come together and enjoy this date on the calendar in such a family friendly way.

“If any local business wants to get involved, please give me a call on 01565 653 929.”

Posters will be put up around town soon and look out for flyers in school book bags before October half term.



Entry forms will be given out on the night.

To alleviate the financial burden on shops providing sweets on the night and keep the event free for all to enjoy,  there will be a special ‘I survived the Pumpkin Path’ bookmark produced, plus a bag of sweets given out at the end to all those who complete the Pumpkin Path.

Many shops will still be giving out treats but there will be an emphasis on playful tricks this year.


Knutsford’s Best Dressed Halloween Window

As last year, there will also be a light-hearted competition to find Knutsford’s Best Dressed Halloween Window.

People can vote for their favourite on the entry cards they collect during the evening.  


Road closures

To enable the Pumpkin Path to take place safely, road closures will be in place as follows:

King Street at the junction with Church Walk to the junction with Drury Lane, Minshull Street. 

There will also be parking pay suspension from midnight Wednesday 30th October from King Street junction with Tatton Street to junction with Drury Lane to enable two-way traffic to enable residents’ access to be maintained.

All affected residents will be contacted directly.



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