Over 30 Jack-o’-Lanterns Line the Path at 4th Annual Pumpkin Parade

Photo: Organizers Dominic Wong (back left) and Sara Hsaio (back right) with Daru and Nazhu. After the event, all the pumpkins are collected and composted.
By Joanne Rodgers, Bruce Peninsula Press

Lion’s Head Pumpkin Parade continues to enjoy great community support for its fourth year. The event held on November 1, 2023 drew many returning and first time supporters.

The pathway from the Lion’s Head Pavilion towards the Harbourside Stage was lined with over 30 Jack-o’-Lanterns of all shapes, sizes and various creative designs. The Northern Bruce Peninsula Community was invited to bring their jack-o’-lanterns out to the evening event. The event was billed as an opportunity to see the amazing talents of the local cravers, and with the jack-o’-lanterns being all in one location, it showcased an impressive line-up of carved pumpkins.

The calm night with a wintry setting and light snow, brought out over 50 community members, eager to see the creative talents of their fellow community members. A local resident stated the jack-o’-lanterns “light up the night with fantastic fun.”

Organizers Dominic Wong and Sara Hsaio were pleased that so many jack-o’-lanterns participated and that many patrons thanked them for organizing the event.

Photo: Lucy and Graeme contribute two jack o’lanterns to the parade.