Thousands turn out for Night of 1,000 Pumpkins

By: Laura Newell, Of the Telegraph
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The Folsom Historic District was once again lit with pumpkins at the annual family event down Sutter Street.

The Night of 1,000 Pumpkins was Friday, Oct. 26, and brought in thousands of people.

“Pumpkins lined Sutter Street and the outdoor amphitheater,” said Stephanie Rodgers, Folsom Historic District Association director.

There were also performances from Cynthia’s Dance Studio, family-friendly movies and a raffle drawing at the outdoor amphitheater.

A pumpkin carving contest was also a hit with participants who received a raffle ticket for every carved pumpkin dropped off, Rodgers said.

The evening also included trick or treating with merchants in the Historic District and a children’s costume contest on stage in the amphitheater.

Stacia Delucchi, of Rancho Murieta, brought family and two children trick-or-treating in the district before having dinner at Hampton’s On Sutter.

“We have come here every year and love it,” Delucchi said. “This is such a great event that the Historic District offers. We can bring out kids here and trick-or-treat. It’s a fun night for everyone.”

Her 4-year-old daughter Emily said she liked getting candy and dressing in her Halloween costume for the Night of 1,000 Pumpkins.