EVENT DETAIL

Pumpkins, Popcorn & Politics
10/15/2016 (All Day) to 10/16/2016
Nautical Mile Park -
Marine City, MI 48039


FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY!
DJ Kevin in Drake Park ~ Saturday, October 15th (time TBD)
Costume Contest
Pumpkins & Popcorn Zone - St. Clair Street & Water Street
Face Painting
Straw Bale Maze for children
Old Fashioned Corn Sheller
Popcorn Truck
Children's Activities
Trick or Treat at local businesses and restaurants (signified by a carved pumpkin face in the window)
Pumpkin Carving Contest - Saturday, October 15th
Corn Maze at Vandenbossche Farms - Free Admission Ticket with purchase of a pumpkin kit
Wagon Ride at Vandenbossche Farms
FALL FESTIVAL FLAIR Decorating Contest ~ You Vote For the WINNER!

The current Guinness World Books record is 1,060 simultaneously carved pumpkins. Marine City's goal is to break this record by 140 pumpkins. 1,200 pumpkins will be set up in Nautical Mile Park (Rotary Park) on Saturday. The Online registration along with kits will be sold online beginning September 1st. Check-in and pumpkin carving area assignments will begin Saturday from 9:00 am -12:00 noon.  Carving will begin at 12:30 sharp.

The kit will include a pumpkin, carving kit, tea light, plastic bag, certificate and a Guinness World Record attempt sticker.  All carved pumpkins will be lit in the park at night along the river’s edge and on hay bales. Carved pumpkins will remain in the park until 2:00 Sunday. Pumpkin owners may pick up their pumpkins after 2:00.  The 10 best carved pumpkins will receive a prize - tbd. Saturday night the pumpkins will be lit and illuminate the sidewalks and create a pyramid in Nautical Mile Park.

The Popcorn Kit includes all you need for your family or your group to create a 100' popcorn string to be used in the Guinness World Book Record attempt (popcorn, string, needles, floater). There is no cost for the popcorn kit. Check in and pick up of popcorn begins at 8:00 am on October 16th at the Drake Park across the street from the Mariner Theater. Stringing can begin immediately once kit is picked up with completion at 4:00 pm.  ALL STRINGS HAVE TO BE STRUNG WITHIN A 24 HOUR CYCLE AND ARE LIMITED TO 60 STRINGS.

To make it even more exciting it will then be used to connect the USA to Canada.

Popcorn & pumpkins are provided by Vandenbossche Farms, Marine City, MI

TOLL FREE: 800-852-4242  LOCAL: 810-987-8687

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