Friends of Tooting Common: Pumpkin Parade 2021

The Friends of Tooting Common Pumpkin Parade returned to the common in 2021, after the virtual parade in 2020.

For the second year running, the Friends of Tooting Common ran the Pumpkin Parade on Hallowe’en itself … results are below. Thank you to everyone who entered, everyone who spread the word, and to the judges and organisers … particularly to Peter, Judy, Clare, Leonie, Mike, and Simon.

The weather was glorious for the parade, despite the forecast and lots of rain over the previous few days. As in previous years, there were classes for the Funniest, Scariest and Most Artistic carved pumpkins, as well as fancy dress for under fives and over fives.

Thank you to everyone who entered the competitions, and to people who came and watched. Hope you had as much fun as us, and the trick or treating later on was great fun.

Entry to the competitions was free but we invited donations to the Royal Trinity Hospice towards the great work they do.  We are very pleased that £170 has been raised so far.

We’re delighted to have returned to hosting events on the common (although events in cyberspace were fun too), and look forward to holding more events soon.

Stay safe.

Thanks from the Friends of Tooting Common.

2nd November 2021

Some photos from the event are below … pumpkins were named by us, not by the entrants (or the pumpkins themselves) so apologies if some aren’t quite right.

The winner’s table …
Funniest: 1. One pumpkin on top of another; 2. A bit ill; 3. The twins.
Most artistic: 1. Feathered cake; 2. Freaky hands; 3. Cat silhouette.

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