Monday, October 5, 2009

Virginia Pumpkin Festival

With the launch of Dublin's Oktoberfest tomorrow, I got thinking about what other fairs and festivals there were coming up in the next month or two, and which of them have decided to utilise digital or Social Media elements to help promote themselves. Without too much difficulty I found the perfect example - the Virginia Pumpkin Festival.

Now in it's third year, the festival will be held on the October 23rd to 26th bank holiday weekend in Virginia, County Cavan. The highlight of this years festival, aside from the pumkins ;) is the chance to catch one Bell X1’s last autumn performances. But be warned, the festival is expected to attract up to 20,000 people!

As I mentioned, the festival has taken the move this year to adding a Social Media element to their promotional suite. Their Facebook page can be found here, and has already attracted over 110 fans.

The festival is a great excuse to enjoy a beautiful part of the countryside, and an opportunity to see the town lit completely with candles, filled with fire throwers and acrobats and home to a host of other family orientated activities.

Activites taking place over the weekend:
Teddy Bear’s Picnic - Saturday, October 24 at 12 noon
Bell X1 - Saturday, October 24 at 9pm
Pumpkin Soap Box Derby - Sunday, October 25 at 3pm
Pumpkin weigh in and prize giving - Sunday, October 25 at 5pm
Street Carnival Parade - Sunday, October 25 at 6pm
Fantastic Fireworks Display - Sunday, October 25 at 7pm
Giant Fancy Dress - Saturday, October 24 at 9pm


Anonymous said...

10pm GIANT FANCY DRESS with Lightning Strikes and Disco in the Pumpkin Marquee is on the Sunday not the Saturday!

Christian Hughes said...

Hey there Anonymous,
The press release I have says that the Fancy Dress is on the Saturday at 9pm. If that is incorrect, my apologies.