Posted: 15.10.20 at 16:32 by The Editor
Running between October 26 and November 1, the brand new Autumn Festival Trail is providing Kenilworth residents the opportunity to decorate their houses in order to celebrate the autumn season, as provide some fun for local children this coming half term.
Decorations can be as big or as small as you can manage and can draw from any autumn festival. This could be halloween, harvest, Diwali, or even Día de los Muertos, whatever theme suits you best.
Participants are being asked to complete a short online registration form by Wednesday 23 October, 23:59. Organisers will then produce a map of all the decorated houses across the town for local children to follow and spot all the fantastic decorations during their half term holidays.
The registration form can be found by following this link.
The maps will be free to access, and it is free to enter your decoration just to be part of the fun.
However, there is also a competition running as part of the event, and the money raised will be given to the various primary school PTAs that have helped organise the trail.
Those decorating their houses are able to donate £5 to a school of their choice, and then be automatically enrolled in the competition.
A public vote will be held as to which is the best house decoration in the town, and the winners will receive a prize.
Prizes have already been donated by the Tree House Bookshop, The Tiltyard, and The Artibus Yard. If you own a business, and are able to donate a prize then please do contact the organisers.
This event however, is as much about inclusivity and community as it is about supporting local schools.
Speaking to Nub News ahead of the event, organisers said "its really a way to celebrate all the autumn festivals.
"We wanted an event where we could get all of the primary school PTAs to work together.
"We are hoping to make this a yearly thing, Kenilworth is so beautiful in the autumn, and we'd love for people to know Kenilworth as somewhere that always decorates itself this time of year."
Organisers have put together a comprehensive guide as to how to get involved, which you can read in full here.
There is also a Facebook page that you can follow in order to keep up to date with all the latest news across the trail!