It has been a busy week followed by the craziest weekend in our town’s calender and I can see it being a bit mad for the rest of the week 🙂
First we found out that “Pixie” is not a girl HE is now a Pixel but is growing stronger and more boisterous by the day – this is him taking over Meg’s bed.
All of this led us to the weekend and the Annual Pumpkin Festival. It is turning into an amazing event. Friday we headed down to watch the opening parade, we even brought our own pumpkin in the shape of Rachel 🙂
The parade is always fantastic but this year was even more special because Caitlin was taking part. An amazing group of street performers from Donegal came down and trained the kids and provided them with costumes, make up and props over 90 kids from the primary school were involved.
Saturday the rain unfortunately bucketed down but most of the events were indoors that day
with fancy dress parties for the kids and a concert by Bell X 1.
Sunday the rain let up which was great as the closing parade is even bigger than the opening one.
There was even more spectacles to see and acrobats and this time the secondary school was involved too.Becca was down practising for most of Sunday and Caitlin went down in the afternoon to join in.
There were great big “giant” puppets as well – the town did it self proud honestly every year the parade gets better and better. And I love that the kids were able to be involved in it – it made the parade for them.
After the fireworks we went back up to the fair and went on as many rides as we could, Becca even went on the slingshot which is basically a ball contraption that flings people way up in the air- she is braver than me.
We finished the evening with a healthy dinner of chips and candyfloss before leaving the revellers for the adults fancy dress to it – and the were some costumes on display I can tell you !!
Great weekend was had by all .