If you’re looking for the best pumpkin festival around, look no further than Viriginia, Co. Cavan.
Surprised? Don’t be!
It’s actually very fitting considering it was the Irish that invented the jack-o-lantern!
It originated from the story of Stingy Jack who was cursed by the Devil to forever roam the Earth with only a hollowed out turnip to guide him.
However, when this tradition moved over to North America the pumpkin was found to be easier to carve and it became the new vegetable associated with Halloween.
The Virginia Pumpkin Festival is an annual event filled with fun and festive activities for the whole family.
Events include Pumpkin Competitions, Live music & Street Entertainment, a Haunted Forest Walk, a Fancy Dress Ball, an Artisan Food and Craft Fair, a Children’s Disco and of course the Sunday Night Parade and Fireworks extravaganza!
Click here to find out more about the Virginia Pumpkin Festival.