Friends of Tooting Common run an annual Pumpkin Parade at the end of October.
Pumpkin Parade 2022
FOTC’s annual Pumpkin Parade on Tooting Common on 30 October 2022 was a very successful event, with a very good number of people and families attending. There were some excellent carved pumpkins in the three categories – for funniest; most artistic; and scariest – and also some excellent fancy dress. And, alongside the competitions, there was a very interesting session on willow star decoration.
FOTC donated the proceeds from the event – £100 – to Royal Trinity Hospice, to help support the excellent work they do.
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.
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.
Pumpkin Parade 2020
For 2020, we needed to hold the Parade as a virtual event, because of the pandemic. The report on it is below……..
The Friends of Tooting Common present the 2020 *VIRTUAL PUMPKIN PARADE* (Hallowe’en, 31st October 2020) … results below. Thank you to everyone who entered, everyone who spread the word, and to the judges and organisers … Peter, Fio, and Geraldine.
So we couldn’t be out & about on the common, which was a shame as it was a lovely evening, but we did the next best thing & hosted the pumpkin parade in cyberspace. As in previous years, there were classes for the Funniest, Scariest and Most Artistic carved pumpkins!
Funniest Pumpkin results … In reverse order (although they’re all very funny) …
Scariest Pumpkin results … In reverse order (and, I don’t know about you, but they all scared the heck out of me) …
Most Artistic Pumpkin results … And finally, in reverse order (and everyone has really gone to town in this category, so it was very difficult to judge) …
So that’s all from us.
Thank you so much to everyone who entered their pumpkins in the Friends of Tooting Common virtual pumpkin parade (and a spooky BOOOOOOOO! to all the pumpkins that didn’t enter the parade, hope you are all having a fun Hallowe’en too.)
We’ll send out certificates as soon as we can, and we hope to see you all on the commons at our events as soon as we are allowed.
Thanks from the Friends of Tooting Common