Spooktacular Pumpkin Carving Workshops

As the leaves start to turn golden and the crisp autumn air sets in, it can only mean one thing – Halloween is right around the corner!

Following on from the success of last year’s event, Blackburn town centre is getting into the spooky spirit once again with an exciting event that promises to bring out your inner artist and get you in the Halloween mood.

Spooktacular Pumpkin Carving Workshops will take place on Saturday 28 October from 10.30am to 3.30pm on King William Street and are an absolute must-attend event for families, friends, and pumpkin enthusiasts of all ages.

The best part? These workshops are entirely FREE!

So, what can you expect at this fang-tastic event?

Carve a Frightful Face or Petrifying Pattern

At the Spooktacular Pumpkin Carving Workshops, the possibilities are endless. Whether you’re a seasoned pumpkin carver or a first-timer, there’s something for everyone.

Grab a pumpkin, pick up your carving tools, and let your imagination run wild!

From sinister faces that will send shivers down your spine to intricate and spooky patterns, your pumpkin canvas is waiting for your personal touch.

Not sure where to start? Here are some top tips on how to carve the perfect Halloween pumpkin:

  1. Choose the right pumpkin: Select a pumpkin that’s smooth, free of blemishes, and has a sturdy stem. This will make carving easier and ensure your creation lasts longer.
  2. Plan your design: Sketch your design on paper before you begin carving. This will help you visualise the final result and avoid any mistakes.
  3. Use the right tools: Pumpkin carving tools will be provided including child-friendly pumpkin carving knives, scoops, and detailed carving tools. They make the job much easier and safer.
  4. Start small: Begin with simple designs if you’re a beginner. As you gain confidence, you can move on to more complex patterns.
  5. Light it up: After carving, place a tea light or battery-operated LED candle inside your pumpkin to give it that eerie glow. Never use a real candle, as it can be a fire hazard.
  6. Preserve your creation: Extend the life of your pumpkin by applying a thin layer of Vaseline to the cut edges of the pumpkin. This helps to seal in moisture and prevent premature drying and shrivelling. Keep it in a cool, dry place when not on display.
  7. Have fun: Most importantly, enjoy the process! Pumpkin carving is a fantastic way to have fun and make memories with family and friends – and let your creativity shine.

At Blackburn BID’s Spooktacular Pumpkin Carving Workshops, our team will be on hand to help you put these tips into practice.

So, mark the event in your calendar for 28 October and make your way to King William Street in Blackburn town centre between 10.30am and 3.30pm.

We look forward to welcoming all the ghouls and boys on the day.