Photos by WA16PR

THOUSANDS descended on Knutsford town centre for an evening of Halloween fun on Tuesday night, for the fifth annual Pumpkin Path.

The event, now in its fifth year, sees children and parents celebrate the spooky season with a huge trick-or-treat festival involving retailers and businesses.

With children hurrying from shop to shop to find the special carved pumpkins and complete the path, businesses dressed up their premises and staff alike to welcome all comers.

Started up by retailers themselves in 2013, the organisation of the Pumpkin Path was this year taken on by Knutsford Town Council and its new town centre manager, Sandra Curties.

She said: “This was our first experience of organising the event alongside Julia Chard of Mr Simms and it was lovely to see how the whole town – residents, businesses and shops alike came together to support this event.

“The past four years has seen this event grow and grow and it has become a firm fixture on Knutsford’s event calendar.

“It is a lovely, safe and enjoyable way to celebrate Halloween and the word must have got out as we welcomed visitors from all over Cheshire and Manchester.

"As with all events you always come away with ideas for next year’s – so please watch this space.”

With fog machines adding to the festivities, a new addition for this year saw Wallwood – the town council-maintained woodland opposite Laura Ashley – decked out as a ‘haunted house’.

Keep checking knutsfordguardian.co.uk for the Pumpkin Path winners.