A grand array of merchants hopes to pump a little extra into your Halloween spirit beginning Friday as St. Joseph Today hosts Pumpkins on Parade through the central business district in a robust pumpkin decorating contest.
St. Joseph Today is inviting everyone to join the fun from Friday, October 23rd through Sunday, November 1st, as businesses and restaurants throughout the downtown district offer up their artistic best in the pumpkin decorating department.
The public is being invited to visit the participating locations and then voting for your favorite creation through online balloting. Voting will be available at the link below from 10am on Friday, October 23rd through 11:59pm on Sunday, November 1st, with the top three winners slated to be announced on Monday, November 2nd on the St. Joseph Today Facebook page. Here’s the link for voting, but keep in mind it doesn’t “go live” until 10am on Friday:
These are the participating locations in the Pumpkins on Parade promotion:
- 221 Main Restaurant & Cocktail House
- Baroda Founders Winery
- Bistro on the Boulevard
- Chartreuse Art Co-Op
- City of St. Joseph Public Works Department (located at City Hall)
- Edgewater Bank
- G&M Variety
- Grins of St. Joseph
- Krasl Art Center
- Lazy Ballerina Winery
- Perennial Accents
- Plank’s Tavern on the Water
- ReVive Spa
- Schu’s Grill & Bar
- Silver Beach Pizza
- St. Joseph Today
- Statements Style Lounge
- Sturgis Bank & Trust Co.
- The Buck Burgers & Brew
- The Toy Company
- Third Coast Surf Shop
- Tim’s Too
- Waterfront Framing & Design
- White Pine Winery
St. Joe Today is offering special thanks to Silver Beach Pizza and Prillwitz Fruit Farms for the coordination and donation of pumpkins for the event.
The crew at St. Joe Today also invites you to catch these upcoming fall and winter events:
- Luminary: Friday, November 20th (5:00pm-8:00pm)
- Small Business Saturday: Saturday, November 28th (all day)
- Window Wonderland: Friday, December 4th (7:00pm-8:30pm)
- Reindog Holiday Parade: Saturday, December 5th (3:00pm)
St. Joseph Today is a 501(c)(3) membership-based organization dedicated to developing and promoting events and businesses in St. Joseph and its surrounding communities.