Pumpkin Show to begin Wednesday

Wanda English Burnett

The 108th Versailles Pumpkin Show will get underway Wednesday, September 22 with opening ceremonies at 5:00 p.m. on the stage on the north side of the courthouse in Versailles.

Kristen Hobbs will perform from 5:15 to 6:00, with the South Ripley Young Confederates on stage from 6:15 to 6:45. The King and Queen Contest will begin at 7:00 p.m. followed by music by Over the Edge at 8:30 p.m. Note times in The Versailles Republican last week were not correct. Wednesday is also one ticket ride night.

Thursday night entertainment will include live music by Firequest a Christian music band, the Prince and Princess Contest at 7 p.m., sponsored by Ripley Publishing Co., followed by a Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest with seniors from area schools participating.
Friday the rides will open at 5:00 p.m. with a night full of musical stage entertainment you won't want to miss.

Saturday, the annual parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Tyson Street near the old Tyson School building. Weighing in of the giant pumpkins will be at 8:00 a.m. at Gilpin Monuments on US 421 in Versailles just south of the stoplight.

Saturday will continue with a full day with the kids pumpkin decorating contest, pedal tractor pull and race, lots of live music and the cheerleading contest.