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Oktoberfest in Chatham

It’s pumpkin time! Pumpkin people that is. The Chatham Merchants Association is sponsoring Pumpkin People in the park – a display of scarecrows with pumpkin heads created by Chatham families and businesses. The larger than life creations are decked out in themed garb – favorites from 2010 included a Pumpkin Chef created by Gustare Oils and Vinegars and a Fancy Nancy Pumpkin by Where the Sidewalk Ends bookstore. Judging for the pumpkins will take place on the afternoon of October 22nd and will remain on display through Halloween.

Also on October 22nd, Chatham will host Oktoberfest at Kate Gould Park where there will be food vendors, music at the bandstand, bobbing for apples, doughnuts on a string, face painting, pumpkin bowling, and games for kids of all ages. There will also be cupcake and apple pie bakeoff competitions and a storefront window painting contest which will all be judged on Oktoberfest afternoon.

So don’t miss out on these fall festivities. And if that’s not reason enough to visit Chatham this month, consider that we just jumped into winter rates at the Captains House Inn. Plus, for all wine lovers out there – Joe’s at the Barleyneck Inn in Orleans is offering their annual wine sale where all bottles on their award winning list are discounted by 50%! Hope to see you soon.

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