John Ratzenberger is the honorary chairman of the Second Annual Pumpkins on the Pier Event, taking place this Saturday, October 13, at Walnut Beach.
The festival will run from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is free and there will be a free shuttle service from Jonathan Law High School, beginning at noon.
Ratzenberger, known for his entertainment repertoire – Cliff Clavin from Cheers and has been the voice for various Pixar movie characters (Hamm-Toy Story, Mack-Cars, P.T. Flea-A Bugs Life, Gordon the Guard-Brave) – will be on hand to turn on the lights at the pier at Walnut Beach at 7:30 p.m.
In addition, Ratzenberger has provided movie memorabilia that attendees can bid on throughout the day.
“This event is a great way to kick off the fall in Connecticut and the club is honored that John Ratzenberger will be lighting up the Pier,” said Jorge Santiago, President of the Board of Directors for the club. “The excitement is revving up for the event; the members, staff, and Board of Directors are excited to host local residents for a day of fun-filled activities.”
Event sponsors include the Milford Bank, Tri-City Appliance, TD Bank, OEM Sources, Bishop, Jackson & Kelly, Whole Foods, Key Hyundai, Maryhelen & Bob Burk, Tom Bach Jr., Mark Pucci and L. Sazio Concrete.
The annual event will include activities for all ages. There will be a Pumpkin Decorating Area, Pumpkin Playground, Antique & Classic Car Show, Tractor Hay Ride, Horse and Buggy Ride, Children’s Game Area, entertainment and more.
Attendees can also enter to win the Giant Pumpkin Auction, with a pumpkin weighing over 100 pounds, but can also purchase other pumpkins -just in time for fall festivities and decorating.
“The Boys & Girls Club of Milford and members are very excited about this event,” said Megan Altomare, Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Club of Milford. “It is a grand celebration of fall, family, friends, and of course – pumpkins. Spend a day making memories with family and friends, which will all result in the future memories of club members.”
For further information, visit: www.pumpkinsonthepier.com.