Bessemer's Pumpkin Festival brings weekend joy


September 29, 2022

P.J. Glisson/The Globe

SINGER AND ventriloquist Dave Parker - aptly dressed as a pumpkin - leads last Saturday's kiddie parade during the Pumpkin Festival in Bessemer. He performed afterward from "Pumpkin Square."


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BESSEMER - The 42nd annual Pumpkin Festival filled the main street of Bessemer with bustling pedestrians - many dressed in a nod to Halloween - and an endless slate of activity last Saturday.

The event ran from Sept. 23-25 with last Saturday being the biggest day of the family-friendly extravaganza.

South Sophie Street - the main street - was strictly a walking zone, with vendors selling various wares and a team of folks in orange T-shirts selling 50-50 tickets.

Picnic tables were strewn along the sidewalks, and free carnival rides were available wit...

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