Vector Hi Res copy 1Port Elgin Pumpkinfest will host an open house event for both new and returning volunteers on Thursday, September 17 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Interested individuals are invited to Pumpkinfest Headquarters (Saugeen Shores Chamber office at 559 Goderich St.) to meet key staff members and learn what exciting volunteer opportunities are available at the festival.

Volunteers are a vital component to Port Elgin Pumpkinfest. In 2014, over 150 volunteers contributed more than 2,000 hours, providing everything from children’s programming to retail operations as well as completing special projects. It is the generous time given by community members that make Pumpkinfest Family Fun Second to None!

The festival takes place on October 3 and 4 and volunteers will leave the open house festival-ready with tee-shirts, wristbands and food vouchers in hand and the first 100 to sign-up will also leave with their very own pumpkin courtesy of local grower and committee member Doug Court!

For more information contact Pumpkinfest Headquarters at 519-389-3714.