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Pumpkin Parade Brings Spook-tacular Seafront Fun
Halloween starts early in Eastbourne.
Halloween starts early in Eastbourne this year with a pumpkin parade lining Eastbourne’s seafront prom on Saturday 21 October, complete with local Sussex fayre and spook-tacular fireworks.

Part of Feastbourne, Eastbourne’s first food and drink festival, the pumpkins were grown by local school children and will be carved, candlelit and on display as part of Produce on the Prom. The market will appear at the seafront bandstand with free entry from 10am, closing with fang-tastic fireworks at dusk.

Eastbourne Borough Council Spokesperson for Tourism, Councillor David Elkin said “Feastbourne is all about promoting the best of Sussex and we really have some fantastic food and drink here right on our doorstop. As well as stocking up the larder it’s also a great day out for the kids, from pumpkin lantern making to fireworks, its definitely an early Halloween treat not to be missed.”

Featuring 40 local producers, visitors can pick up fresh produce including organic fruit and veg, wines, beer, olives, cheese, pies and spicy sauces from Chilli Pepper Pete’s chillies to Haji Baji’s bajis.

Visitors can also inspect the horticultural results of local school children from Bourne, Oakwood and Ocklynge schools, as the best pumpkin is judged by the Mayor of Eastbourne at 4.30pm. Pumpkins will then be carved, lit and displayed by Sussex Police Cadets on the lower promenade, prior to the fireworks at 6pm.

Feastbourne which runs from 12 – 22 October, comes to a close this Sunday as Master Chocolatier Alan Whatley cooks and presents the best chocolate in the world, at the final in a series of master classes at the University of Brighton’s state of the art Culinary Arts Studio.
18 October, 2006

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