A familiar buzz filled the city Saturday as metal shopping carts stacked to the brim with bright orange pumpkins made their way to Main Street. Children dressed as princesses, superheroes and monsters proudly carried their pumpkins to the 2013 Pumpkin Festival’s welcome centers, after having navigated Keene’s busy streets with their families to make it to the annual event.
And to the pleasure of the festival’s organizers and attendees, a bright blue sky and comfortable autumn day ushered in a full line up of activities, and contributed to the massive turnout from mid-day through evening. Some festival-goers even dared to wear t-shirts and shorts, leaving the winter coats and mittens needed in past years’ brisk temperatures at home.
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