Bedford is not done celebrating autumn with festivals.
Old Bedford Village is hosting its annual Pumpkinfest for two weekends this month, beginning today.
The harvest-themed event features a number of seasonal activities, including hay rides, cider making, scarecrow making, pumpkin carving and pumpkin pie eating contests for both children and adults. There’s also the mix of historical demonstrations and games that are typically found at the Village’s events.
“There’s something for everyone,” said Joy Cooper, the event’s coordinator. “It’s a family friendly atmosphere. We want them to feel that when they come here. It’s something they can do together as a family.”
The festival, which has been held annually at the Village for more than two decades, will be 9 to 5 p.m. Oct. 16 and 17, as well as Oct. 23 and 24. It was expanded to two weekends this year due to the possibility of rain this weekend.
Cooper said hundreds of people usually attend the event through both days, depending on weather.
“One year we had over a thousand both days,” she said. “(Weather) has a lot to do with it.”
Pumpkin fest is the last big event at the Village until its annual Christmas festivities. Tickets for adults are $10. Children 14 and under are admitted for free. There are additional fees for some of the activities, such as scarecrow making.