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The Pumpkin Trail wrapped up for another year

2022 trail winners Amy Hansell her son James Hansell and daughter Violet Hansell L

It's time to wrap up another Pumpkin Trail, now we have a snap of these three smiling faces! This is the Hansell family, mum Amy, her son James and daughter Violet, proud winners of 2022's competition hamper!

Full of treats from the businesses that took part in the Pumpkin Trail, Amy and the kids were over the moon when we knocked on the door to hand-deliver the hamper.

It wasn't just those who entered the trail too that were rewarded. This year, for the businesses that took part in our window dressing competition a £50 Ole Ole voucher was up for grabs.

Judged by our team and Lincoln BIG, this is a highly coveted title, one that those businesses who take part in Visit Lincoln's annual Pumpkin Trail are encouraged to get involved with. The competition was fierce but we're thrilled to say that it is Eco Pantry on Bailgate taking home the title! A big round of applause to the team there whose Halloween decor efforts were not only prominent but on-brand too - did you spot the spooky soaps?

Eco Pantry window display winners 22 Pumpkin Trail Displays Autumn 2022 6 Pumpkin Trail Displays Autumn 2022 4 Pumpkin Trail Displays Autumn 2022 28

Businesses that took part in the Trail have been sending us their feedback too, so we can see where improvements can be made in anticipation of next year's event. The comments are fantastic and really reflect the community approach to business growth that we're working to champion.

"Great to see lots of people exploring this beautiful city."

"It is great to be involved in a popular fun activity."

"It raised good awareness and it’s likely some of those who took part are now aware of my shops, who weren’t beforehand. It brought families into the area."

Over on socials and the Pumpkin Trail received quite a lot of attention. On TikTok, the Lincoln Pumpkin Trail 2022 video received 1209 views, 87 likes, and 5 comments adding to the overall video views sitting at 9,384 for October.

A huge thank you to all who took part this year. We're already working on how we can improve next year's Trail to take onboard your comments around questions and prizes. If you would still like to give feedback, you can access the quick form here.


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