A PUMPKIN festival is to return to a Hampshire town once again.

Sunnyfields Farm in Totton has grown ‘thousands’ of pumpkins in many different varieties for picking during the events throughout October.

The festival officially opens on Saturday, October 13, from 10am-5pm until Sunday, October 14.

The festival will reopen on Saturday, October 20, and close on Wednesday, October 31.

From Thursday, October 25, the festival will be open from 10am-9pm where fire pits will be lit. Admission and parking is free, and dogs are welcome if kept on leads. Visitors can pick their own pumpkin from the fields or choose a readily harvested one from the displays, carve their own pumpkin for £2.50 and enjoy food from the Pumpkin Cafe.

For more information, visit: www.sunnyfields.co.uk/events/pumpkin-festival-at-sunnyfields-farm.