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Pumpkin Fest promotes fall fun

By October 6, 2022No Comments
Ustym, Demian and Leonardo were all smiles at the second annual Legacy DIY Pumpkin Fest, held in downtown Lloydminster this past Sunday. The boys posed in front of a record-breaking 2,537 lb pumpkin, grown right here in Lloydminster. Taylor Weaver Meridian Source

 

The changing of seasons was once again celebrated in the Border City as Legacy DIY hosted its second annual Pumpkin Fest throughout the downtown core.

The event was held last Sunday from 3-7 p.m. and featured a scavenger hunt, pumpkin pie, a community barbecue, a pumpkin-carving contest, a street market, and live music.

“This is our second annual Pumpkin Fest,” said Lorne Davidson, COO of Legacy DIY.

“Last year was a great hit and this year’s event seems to have a better turnout, which is awesome.”

Davidson went on to explain the event is geared as an end-of-summer community celebration as well as a way to boost traffic in the downtown.

“Our downtown has suffered for quite some time, and events like this really bring a lot of attention to the downtown core,” he said. 

“Continuously holding events like this also drives attention to downtown businesses that are here, and we’re lucky enough to be able to collaborate with a few of the businesses to host these successful events.”

With the sun shining down and vibrant smiles on the faces of all in attendance, Davidson said this year’s event was one for the books and is looking forward to similar festivals in the future.

“It’s amazing,” he said. “We’ve been blessed with the weather that’s here, and as you can hear throughout the downtown, we’ve got some great musical acts and it’s a great atmosphere.”

For anyone unsure as to who Legacy DIY is and what they do, Davidson described the company as “Canada’s third-largest maker space.”

“It’s kind of like a gym, but instead of bench presses we’ve got drill presses, so, pottery, sewing, laser-cutting, 3D printing, CNC, we have a wood shop, a welding shop, blacksmithing, silkscreening, all available for public use,” he said. “We teach classes for everything we offer and we also host over 100 entrepreneurs in a real-time market.