Perfect weather and record crowd for Punkin’ Days

Floydada Lion Tony Whitfill plops some batter onto the griddle during the Lions Club Pancake Breakfast during Punkin' Days on October 9, 2021. (Ryan Crowe/Floyd County Record)

FLOYDADA — Perfect weather set the stage for a record crowd attending the 34th Annual Punkin’ Days celebration on Saturday.

A child peeps through the fence to peer at a goat inhabiting the petting zoo at the 2021 Punkin’ Days celebration in Floydada. (Ryan Crowe/Floyd County Record)

The event welcomed in excess of 5,000 from a 100-mile radius of Pumpkin Capital, USA, gathering around the courthouse square to enjoy food trucks, arts and crafts booths, games, and of course, pumpkins.

Floyd County AgriLife Extension Agent Mark Carroll said the demand for pumpkins the 4-H were selling was overwhelming. Other booth attendees offered similar sentiments.

It was also a great day for the Assiter Punkin’ Ranch, as they welcomed many visitors from the Lubbock area on the way home from the annual event.

Plans are already underway for the “coral” (aka 35th) anniversary of the celebration in 2022.

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