Halloween fun at Wilton Lodge Park

Wilton Lodge Park will host a hair-raising afternoon as the second annual scarecrow design and pumpkin carving competition takes place this Sunday 23 October.

Published: Monday, 16th October 2017

Wilton Lodge Park hosts its third annual scarecrow design and pumpkin carving competition on Sunday 22 October from 1pm to 3pm in the Walled Garden.

All ages are invited to enter their best scarecrow with the winning entries taking top place in the garden for spring planting.

Wilton Lodge Park’s Events Manager Gordon Webber

“The pumpkin carving activity has become very popular, with many of the participants having their own design ideas.

“It is becoming a tougher competition each year to produce the scariest carved pumpkin. We also look forward to new entries for our ‘head scarecrow’ for the Walled Garden. Over the years they have been a great addition to the life of the garden.”

There will also be craft activities and spooky surprises at the event, which is free aside for some small charges for craft materials and pumpkins.


An image is available at our Flickr page.

We are funding the £3.64million Wilton Lodge Park regeneration project alongside the Heritage Lottery Fund. A number of infrastructure projects have already been taken forward, including:

  • New bridge and playpark
  • Zandra Elliot Bandstand
  • Improvements to Hawick Museum
  • Cycle paths
  • Walled Garden.