Pumpkin Festival offers everything from applebutter to zombies


Eight-year old Kaleigh Burnette found herself in a precarious situation as zombies close in as her foam dart gun jams. The Carroll County Extension Service 4-H program zombie hay ride returned to the Carroll County Pumpkin Festival Saturday to give children a chance at monster slaying.


David Broyles | The Carroll News

Six-year old Ryder Trivette heads for higher ground as a group of “zombies” bears down on him. Trivette’s family members said he is fascinated with the fictional creatures and wants to “spend his whole life shooting zombies.” The group traveled to the Carroll County Pumpkin Festival Saturday. The event featured pumpkin slingshots, artisan demonstrations and a corn maze.


David Broyles | The Carroll News

Harmony Grove Church member Patsy Bowers stirs apple butter Saturday at the Carroll County Pumpkin Festival at the Southwest Virginia Farmer’s Market. The cooking was a group effort with Mountain Plains United Methodist Church with proceeds going to help local food pantries and the Mountain Plains Cemetery Fund.


David Broyles | The Carroll News

Pumpkin Festival participant Presley Talley gets ready to let a gourd go airborne as he works a pumpkin slingshot. The event appeared well attended in spite of Saturday’s chilly temperatures. The event included a variety of competitions and exhibits including kid friendly crafts and a pumpkin pie bake off.


David Broyles | The Carroll News

Artisan Kenneth Wright demonstrates using a shaving horse method in woodcarving during Saturday’s Pumpkin festival. The event featured a pumpkin cannon, hayrides, family games, and competitions including the best carved pumpkin and a scare crow competition.


David Broyles | The Carroll News

Four-year old Mason Ogle dances in a pit of corn kernels Saturday at The Pumpkin Festival at the Southwest Virginia Farmers Market. Family friendly activities at the event included pumpkin painting, a bounce obstacle course, hayrides, food, family games and a corn maze.


David Broyles | The Carroll News

Eight-year old Kaleigh Burnette found herself in a precarious situation as zombies close in as her foam dart gun jams. The Carroll County Extension Service 4-H program zombie hay ride returned to the Carroll County Pumpkin Festival Saturday to give children a chance at monster slaying.

Eight-year old Kaleigh Burnette found herself in a precarious situation as zombies close in as her foam dart gun jams. The Carroll County Extension Service 4-H program zombie hay ride returned to the Carroll County Pumpkin Festival Saturday to give children a chance at monster slaying.
http://thecarrollnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_TCN102115PunkinFestival1.jpgEight-year old Kaleigh Burnette found herself in a precarious situation as zombies close in as her foam dart gun jams. The Carroll County Extension Service 4-H program zombie hay ride returned to the Carroll County Pumpkin Festival Saturday to give children a chance at monster slaying. David Broyles | The Carroll News

Six-year old Ryder Trivette heads for higher ground as a group of “zombies” bears down on him. Trivette’s family members said he is fascinated with the fictional creatures and wants to “spend his whole life shooting zombies.” The group traveled to the Carroll County Pumpkin Festival Saturday. The event featured pumpkin slingshots, artisan demonstrations and a corn maze.
http://thecarrollnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_TCN102115PunkinFestival2.jpgSix-year old Ryder Trivette heads for higher ground as a group of “zombies” bears down on him. Trivette’s family members said he is fascinated with the fictional creatures and wants to “spend his whole life shooting zombies.” The group traveled to the Carroll County Pumpkin Festival Saturday. The event featured pumpkin slingshots, artisan demonstrations and a corn maze. David Broyles | The Carroll News

Harmony Grove Church member Patsy Bowers stirs apple butter Saturday at the Carroll County Pumpkin Festival at the Southwest Virginia Farmer’s Market. The cooking was a group effort with Mountain Plains United Methodist Church with proceeds going to help local food pantries and the Mountain Plains Cemetery Fund.
http://thecarrollnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_TCN102115PunkinFestival3.jpgHarmony Grove Church member Patsy Bowers stirs apple butter Saturday at the Carroll County Pumpkin Festival at the Southwest Virginia Farmer’s Market. The cooking was a group effort with Mountain Plains United Methodist Church with proceeds going to help local food pantries and the Mountain Plains Cemetery Fund. David Broyles | The Carroll News

Pumpkin Festival participant Presley Talley gets ready to let a gourd go airborne as he works a pumpkin slingshot. The event appeared well attended in spite of Saturday’s chilly temperatures. The event included a variety of competitions and exhibits including kid friendly crafts and a pumpkin pie bake off.
http://thecarrollnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_TCN102115PunkinFestival4.jpgPumpkin Festival participant Presley Talley gets ready to let a gourd go airborne as he works a pumpkin slingshot. The event appeared well attended in spite of Saturday’s chilly temperatures. The event included a variety of competitions and exhibits including kid friendly crafts and a pumpkin pie bake off. David Broyles | The Carroll News

Artisan Kenneth Wright demonstrates using a shaving horse method in woodcarving during Saturday’s Pumpkin festival. The event featured a pumpkin cannon, hayrides, family games, and competitions including the best carved pumpkin and a scare crow competition.
http://thecarrollnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_TCN102115PunkinFestival5.jpgArtisan Kenneth Wright demonstrates using a shaving horse method in woodcarving during Saturday’s Pumpkin festival. The event featured a pumpkin cannon, hayrides, family games, and competitions including the best carved pumpkin and a scare crow competition. David Broyles | The Carroll News

Four-year old Mason Ogle dances in a pit of corn kernels Saturday at The Pumpkin Festival at the Southwest Virginia Farmers Market. Family friendly activities at the event included pumpkin painting, a bounce obstacle course, hayrides, food, family games and a corn maze.
http://thecarrollnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_TCN102115PunkinFestival6.jpgFour-year old Mason Ogle dances in a pit of corn kernels Saturday at The Pumpkin Festival at the Southwest Virginia Farmers Market. Family friendly activities at the event included pumpkin painting, a bounce obstacle course, hayrides, food, family games and a corn maze. David Broyles | The Carroll News
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