The 20th annual Pumpkin Fest will take place this Friday and Saturday, October  26th and 26th in downtown Norwich.  The event is a much anticipated celebration of fall with entertainment, vendors, food, and of course, pumpkins.   Will it be the final festival?  Hopefully not, but event coordinator Tyler Oliver is stepping down from the position, and the search is on for new blood to step in and take over.

Organizers say it's time for new members, new faces, and especially, new ideas.  They say it's time for a fresh look, and perhaps, a new venue.  Among the scheduled events are a pumpkin bake-off, a scarecrow contest, and the YMCA Halloween parade.

Let's hope someone out there is ready to step up and take the reins to keep this great tradition going!