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Port Elgin Pumpkinfest’s Cinderella’s Carriage Rolling Car Show switched to Virtual Show due to Covid-19

September 24, 2020


Port Elgin, ON:  The Pumpkinfest Board of Directors has made the decision to revert to our original plan for the car show for 2020.  Cars will be showcased online and during the live stream on October 3. 

“Regardless of the careful thought and preparation that has gone into the OLG Cinderella’s Carriage Rolling Car Show to keep both the participants and local community safe, we must put the health and safety of our community first”, says Sharon Shular, Car Show Chair.  She continues,  "COVID-19 requires the people of our world to be careful and respectful of each other. On Saturday, September 19, a large group of individuals gathered in Ancaster, Ontario for a car event.  This has prompted swift and concise action from the Provincial Government and local health authorities.  We havee also been watching the numbers of COVID-19 cases in our province rise to alarming numbers in the last few weeks and have made this decision on the advice of Public Health Grey-Bruce and the Saugeen Shores Police Services."   

A selection of the hundreds of car show pre-registrants who submitted a photo of their car will be showcased during the live streaming of the Bruce Power International Weigh Off event on Saturday, October 3. You can still add your car to the live stream by submitting your photo at www.pumpkinfest.org/carshow/carshow.

We would like to thank Public Health and Saugeen Shores for working with us to ensure the Weigh Off will continue, and is a safe event.  We have strict protocols and controls in place with no public attendance allowed.  The public must watch from their homes.  Growers arrive in a highly monitored, restricted area, stay in their vehicles until directed to unload and weigh their vegetables one grower at a time and then disperse from the area immediately.  We are highly confident in the measures that have been taken to ensure the safety of all

Be sure to watch Pumpkinfest on Saturday, October 3 starting at 9am to enjoy the whole Pumpkinfest experience from the comfort of your own home at www.pumpkinfest.org.

Stay Home and Stay Healthy.



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Comments (2)

  • Posted by Franl M. on 10/04/20 10:21am

    We have been coming to the Port Elgin Pumpkin Fest for 20 years anf totally respect the decision to cancel this yeats event....can't wait till next year!

  • Posted by RON KNIGHTC on 09/25/20 1:35pm

    Great work Pumpkinfest Team, You made the right decision . Its only a car show, our well being is more important.
    There is always next year which will be bigger and better.
    Thanks team.

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