Saturday is Pumpkin Day in Berlin

More than 5,000 people attended last year’s RiverFire in Berlin, so the event is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to show off his or her carving skills.

The Androscoggin Valley Chamber of Commerce, which organizes the RiverFire, provides pumpkins for people to carve for the event.

Even though it has been a tough year for pumpkin growers because of dry weather conditions, Androscoggin Valley Chamber of Commerce Executive Direction Paula Kinney expects to have enough pumpkins to light up the RiverFire Pumpkin Bridge.

Saturday, Oct. 7, is the day to get started. Pumpkins will be available for pick up at the Service Credit Union Heritage Park on Riverside Drive between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. You can access the park using the entrance across from the VFW.

Carved pumpkins are to be placed on the Pedestrian Bridge during the day on Oct.14. The chamber will see to it that they are ready and lit up for their show by nightfall.