Despite the drizzly weather, there was a good turnout for the annual Healdsburg Farmers Market Pumpkin Festival on Oct. 30.

Saturday’s festivities marked the return to the popular community event after a year-hiatus due to COVID-19.

The event included a pumpkin carving contest, a pumpkin race car decorating contest, a costume contest and of course the famed pumpkin races, which are emceed by longtime resident Kip Miller.

While many pumpkin cars only made it halfway down the track, a few cars, such as a pumpkin with an RV aesthetic, made it all the way down the wooden track.

Costumes included princesses and butterfly outfits, but there were also a number of creative homemade costumes such as chocolate Kiss, a strawberry, a s’more, a Pikachu card and pair of croissants with their baker.

Staff Writer

Katherine Minkiewicz-Martine has been a staff writer with The Healdsburg Tribune and SoCoNews for over two years. She graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in journalism.

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