Hampshire provided a bumper dose of Halloween fun at the weekend as families prepared for the big day.

Organisers of Eastleigh Pumpkin Festival were forced to find a new venue at short notice after days of heavy rain left the proposed site waterlogged.

The festival was staged by Steph Harwood and Sarah Knight of Dream Empire Market Co, supported by Blake Entertainments.

Steph said: "We were hoping to use Leigh Road recreation ground but the ground was pretty horrendous and we had 48 hours to organise more of a market-style event in the precinct.

"We had 50 stalls, a fancy dress contest, a scarecrow competition, and a pumpkin contest.

"The event attracted about 2,000 people - not as many as we'd have had on a nice sunny day but it was busy from start to finish."

A pumpkin carving event was also held at Totton by Donna Paynter and her husband Adam.

The spook-tacular attraction featured theme music from The Addams Family and The Munsters, plus other suitable tunes.

Donna said: "We had 35 people, which is quite good for a first event. It was wonderful to see children with a smile on their face."