Bessemer Pumpkin Festival rings in fall


October 1, 2018

Richard Jenkins

FINNEGAN BYRNE, of Ironwood, selects which pumpkin he wants to take home from the Gogebic County 4-H display Saturday during the 40th annual Pumpkin Festival in Bessemer.

BESSEMER - While the temperature left little doubt fall has arrived on the Gogebic Range, the lack of rain or much wind meant the crowds were out in Bessemer Saturday for the 40th annual Pumpkin Festival.

"(It) is going well ... there's no rain and the wind is minimal," festival co-chair Donna Frello said. "So it's going as good as can be expected when it's 40 degrees."

Along with popular annual staples such as the craft fair, Klassic Kruiser's car show, kiddies parade, and pumpkin decorating contest; Frello said this year's festival featured an appearance by the band Lake Effect and a zomb...

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