Bradford Pumpkin Show announces pageant

Staff report

BRADFORD – On Wednesday, Oct. 7, the Bradford Pumpkin Show will be hosting its 10th Annual Little Miss & Master Pumpkin pageant.

The pageant will begin at 4:30 p.m. on the north-end stage with the winners announced following the parade. All contestants must be between 2-5 years of age as of Oct. 1, 2015 and must be able to walk onto the stage by him/herself.

The theme for this year’s pageant is “What I did last summer.” Did you take a family vacation or spend the summer playing your favorite sport? Maybe you spent the summer swimming or doing your favorite hobby. Whatever you did, this is your opportunity to be creative and show off what you did through your pageant attire.

All contestants will be judged on stage in the following categories: appearance, stage presence/poise, originality and crowd response. There will be no pre-judging or interviewing of the contestants.

The Little Miss & Master Pumpkin winners will each receive $50 and a trophy. 1st runner-up winners will receive $25 and a trophy, and 2nd runner-up winners will receive $15 and a trophy. A trophy will also be awarded to the Best Dressed Little Miss & Master Pumpkin contestants.

All contestants are invited to ride through Wednesday’s parade in their own vehicle. If participating in the parade, you must have your vehicle marked on both sides with the child’s name and be at the Bradford High School at 6:15 p.m. for the parade line-up. If interested in entering, please send a $20, non-refundable check, made payable to the Bradford Pumpkin Show, Kathy Weldy, 426 School Street, Bradford, OH 45308.

Entry deadline is Sept. 30. Along with the entry fee, please include the child’s name, date of birth, parent’s names, e-mail address and telephone number where you can be reached. Also include a note of any special interest(s) the contestant may have (favorite cartoon, pet, hobby, etc.). In addition, please note whether or not you will be participating in the Wednesday evening parade prior to the contest.

Online registration is also available on the Pumpkin Show’s website Again this year a Little Miss & Master Pumpkin Float Contest will be held prior to the parade. Parade organizers ask that all floats be brought to the Bradford High School parking lot on Wednesday by 6:15 p.m. for judging.

Best Float Overall will receive $75 and a trophy, second place will receive $50 and a trophy, and third place receives a trophy. It has been asked that the Little Miss & Master Pumpkin winners ride on the royalty float in the parade on Thursday and Saturday of the 2015 Bradford Pumpkin Show. Float winners are also invited back to participate in these parades. Please be at the Bradford High School by 6:15 p.m. for the parade line up on Thursday and 3:15 p.m. on Saturday. For any questions or more information contact Kathy Weldy at 937-417-3010.

Staff report