The 50th annual Pumpkin Roll will be held in historic Knights Ferry on Sunday.
The event always is held on the first Sunday after Halloween. Every year, a pickup load of pumpkins is donated by George Perry and Sons of Manteca, one of the area’s largest growers, Carol Davis told The Bee via email.
Sign-ups start at 11 a.m. in front of the Knights Ferry Community Club. The registration fee is a small donation, Davis said.
First up are the toddlers to 5-year-olds, competing at noon on the tennis court.
The main event, for age 6 and older, begins at 1 p.m. In the event, contestants roll pumpkins bowling-ball-style along Main Street, with the goal of getting them as close as possible to a white painted line about 25 feet away.
The day starts with a pancake breakfast at the International Order of Odd Fellows Hall on Main Street from 8 until noon.
The event also features a holiday craft fair and food for sale, including the Garden Club’s pumpkin roll desserts, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum upstairs in Miller’s Hall will be open, as will the ice cream shop. To learn more, call (209) 881-2214 or (209) 881-3217.