Yelvertoft Pumpkin Festive all set for Halloween

Following the success of the 2020 Yelvertoft pumpkin festival which saw 40 displays entered around the village, Yelvertoft Pre-School Committee are organising a repeat event on Sunday 31st October, Halloween.

Parent-led committee members of the Yelvertoft pre school are calling for entries for the 2nd annual pumpkin festival. Organiser and father of three, Jason Adams, is hoping to see imaginative pumpkin displays created throughout the village, leading up to Sunday 31st October, Halloween.

Jason commented that ‘Last year over £600 was raised for the children at Yelvertoft Pre-School’. ‘This year we would like to try and aim for a similar figure so that we are able to purchase a waterproof awning for the children to be able to continue to play outside, even if the weather is slightly inclement’. ‘We are so fortunate to have such a wonderful rural location for pre-school, with a dedicated staff team, and so it’s important to us as parents and volunteers of the setting to be able to create an environment that enhances the outdoor space and encourages open-ended play through the Curiosity Approach we have adopted’.

The committee are grateful to B & A Dairies for their continued sponsorship towards the event. Ian Grimsley of B & A Dairies said ‘We are hugely supportive of the 2021 Yelvertoft pumpkin festival’. ‘The village of Yelvertoft has shown tremendous support towards the company and myself personally’. ‘I have been delivering milk and goods to the community and surrounding villages for the past 25 years’.  Last year’s event was an incredible event although I did get a shock when I drove round doing my milk round at 5am early one morning seeing all the spooky displays!!’.

The preschool committee wish to inspire everyone of all ages, to enter the competition and raise funds to provide the children with resources for our countryside setting.

Pumpkin displays of any shape or size, should be entered into the competition by midnight on Tuesday 26th October by visiting:

On Sunday 31st October between 10 and 3pm, anyone wishing to explore the village displays can pick up a map outside of Elkins Close and cast their vote on who should be crowned the winning display.

For more information on the event, visit Yelvertoft Pumpkin festival 2021 event page:


Yelvertoft pre school is a small, curiosity approach inspired preschool, based in a rural setting on the Northamptonshire, Leicestershire and Warwickshire borders. Registered charity number: 1024632

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