Bessemer's Pumpkin Festival brings weekend joy
September 29, 2022
By P.J. GLISSON
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...