Pumpkin Art on the Avenue begins tonight behind Oak Bay Municipal Hall. (Keri Coles/Oak Bay News)

Pumpkin Art on the Avenue begins tonight

Hundreds of carved pumpkins on display behind Municipal Hall. Opens tonight and runs to Halloween.

Pumpkin Art on the Avenue begins tonight in Oak Bay Village and runs from Oct. 27 to 31. The annual event, hosted by the Oak Bay Business Improvement Association (BIA), features hundreds and hundreds of pumpkins created by John Vickers that will be displayed in the green space behind Oak Bay Municipal Hall. The pumpkins range from funny to spooky with carvings featuring well-known personalities and characters such as the Royal Family, the Beatles, cartoon characters, prime ministers, presidents, Star Wars, and CBC history. This year, there will also be a display of pumpkins carved by Oak Bay High School students.

The event is open from 5 to 9 pm each evening and until 10 pm on Halloween night (Oct. 31). The BIA is excited to announce that donations to Pumpkin Art on the Avenue this year will benefit Oak Bay Sea Rescue and support their purchase of a new vessel.

For up-to-date details, follow the Facebook event page.

UPDATE:

WINNERS OF THE MERCHANT CARVING CONTEST:

Congratulations to the winners of the BIA merchant carving contest!

Best Pumpkin first place went to Dig This and second place went to Oak Bay Flower Shop Ltd..

Best Display first place is The Penny Farthing Public House and second place is Gage Gallery.

Be sure to check them out as you wander the Avenue on Halloween.

 

Pumpkin Art on the Avenue begins tonight behind Oak Bay Municipal Hall. (Keri Coles/Oak Bay News)

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