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Fun for all on first day of 2018 West Virginia Pumpkin Festival

By LUKE CREASEY

The Herald-Dispatch

Visitors check out Bob Cyrus’ 1, 583-pound pumpkin Thursday at the West Virginia Pumpkin Festival in Milton.
(Herald-Dispatch photo by Lori Wolfe)

MILTON, W.Va.  – From pumpkin pie fudge and homemade apple butter all the way to chainsaw carving and comedy shows, the 33rd annual West Virginia Pumpkin Festival is off to a hot start this year.

The Pumpkin Festival kicked off with a “School Days” celebration Thursday as hundreds of students from schools from all across the area flooded Milton’s Pumpkin Park throughout the morning and afternoon. The students were entertained with comedy acts, puppet shows and various other activities throughout the day. The Pumpkin Festival will continue “School Days” Friday.

All weekend long the festival features vendors from across the state and region with something for just about everyone.

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