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Pumpkin Carving Contest announced for Baileyfest 2009

By Staff | Oct 15, 2009

Anyone who participates in the Baileyfest 2009 Pumpkin Carving Contest will receive a free pumpkin. Simply purchase a pumpkin from Bailey’s General Store between now and Sunday, Oct. 25 and keep your receipt. Bring your carved pumpkin and your receipt to the customer service desk inside Bailey’s for a full refund any time on Saturday or Sunday morning.

The winner will be announced at 3:30 p.m. at Baileyfest and will receive a freshly cooked turkey from Bailey’s General Store.

Baileyfest will be held on Sunday, Oct. 25 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Bailey’s Center, located at the corner of Periwinkle Way and Tarpon Bay Road. The Baileyfest stage will run from 1 p.m. and feature acts from local performers such as The Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theatre, BIG Arts, Jennifer Valiquette (saxophone player), The Sanibel School Steel Drum Band, Ring of Emerald dancers and more.

The family-oriented event will include food and beverages, crowning of Baileyfest King and Queen, mule and wagon rides, a bounce house, dunk tank, inflatable slide, miniature golf and traditional games, including an egg and spoon race, hula hoop contest, tin can alley and fastest pitch. All proceeds will benefit Sanibel and Captiva non-profit organizations.