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Are you going to enter Great Yarmouth’s pumpkin X Factor?

PUBLISHED: 19:57 29 September 2016

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Spooky squashes will light up Great Yarmouth seafront when a pumpkin competition puts a smile on the face of Halloween.

The family event is now looking for creative carvers to make the illuminated characters who are the stars of the show.

Pumpkinanza was launched last year and saw 70 entries for an event now hailed as Norfolk’s biggest pumpkin carving competition.

The gallery of gourds is the centrepiece of an evening which also features a free fireworks display and “horrid history” tales as storytellers bring hidden heritage to life.

The event, on Wednesday, October 26 is organised by Greater Yarmouth Tourism and Business Improvement Area Limited.

There are four age categories for the competition: Under 5, 5-10 years, 11-17 years and 18-plus.

To enter download an entry form from the website www.great-yarmouth.co.uk

After designing and completing your creation take it along to the Sea Life Centre Gardens between 4pm and 6pm.

Tea lights will be provided so they can be displayed for all to enjoy.

Winners and runners-up in each category will be announced on the Heart roadshow stage by Mayor Malcolm Bird shortly after 7pm.

There are prizes in all categories, with family passes to the Sea Life Centre and Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens. Adult winners also get two Classic race day tickets including afternoon tea; under 17s a family pass to Pleasurewood Hills, 5-10s a family gold pass to Joyland and under-5s a family pass to Pettits Animal Adventure Park.

There is also a Haven family short break prize for the two overall winners of the combined under-5s and 5-10 years and 11-17 years and 18-plus categories.

At 7.30pm the free firework display will be set off.

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