Competitions and Specials

Check this page for updates about more competitions and pumpkin specials throughout the festival! Click the tabs below to see what’s on.

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Pumpkins at Cambridge Farmer's Outlet

8 Lensfield Rd, City Centre, Cambridge CB2 1EG, UK

If you want to get local pumpkins, the place to go is Cambridge Farmer’s Outlet. As well as supporting local farms and producers, they have a wonderful window display that is well worth a look!

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Pumpkin Products at Daily Bread

Unit 3, Kilmaine Close, King’s Hedges, Cambridge, CB4 2PH

Get your hands on many delicious pumpkin-related products, and pumpkin recipes, at Daily Bread Co-Operative, as well as a range of ethically-sourced natural foods at affordable prices.

Bridges Cambridge Pumpkin Special

20 Bridge Street, CB2 1UF, Cambridge

Pop to Bridges to enjoy a range of tasty pumpkin specials during the Pumpkin Festival week. They will be posting daily which special is available and have planned delicious dishes including: pumpkin soup, pumpkin & avocado salad, pumpkin & quinoa salad, pumpkin & courgetti salad, pumpkin & prawn fried rice, and spicy mushroom & pumpkin stew. We want to try them all!


Radmore Farm Shop Pumpkin Special

30 Chesterton Road, Cambridge, CB4 3AX

Take a look in Radmore Farm Shop for great pumpkin specials, all made from a pumpkin purée base, alongside lots of seasonal veg! They’ll be roasting pumpkin seeds too, to rescue even more of their pumpkins!


Garden Kitchen Recipes

82 Mill Road, Cambridge CB1 2AS

The Garden Kitchen will have pumpkin recipes and ideas everyday for the duration of the festival!

Special Pumpkin Filling at Nanna Mexico

33 Regent St, Cambridge, CB2 1AB

Nanna Mexico will be offering a spicy pumpkin salsa during the week of the Pumpkin Festival!

Afternoon Tease Pumpkin Special

13 King St, City Centre, Cambridge CB1 1LH

Fancy a pumpkin twist on afternoon tea? Pop into Afternoon Tease during the Pumpkin Festival. They will be serving their popular pumpkin and dark chocolate bundt cake, a homemade pumpkin pie, and a roasted pumpkin, feta, toasted pine nuts, roasted & caramelised red onion sandwich, on toasted sourdough!


Black Cat Cafe Pumpkin Special

2 The Broadway, Mill Rd, Cambridge CB1 3AH

Come and try the Black Cat Cafe’s pumpkin specials during the festival. They will be serving honey roasted pumpkin and goat cheese on sourdough bread, and pumpkin cake!

Urban Larder Pumpkin Special

9 The Broadway, Cambridge CB1 3AH

Urban Larder will be serving butternut squash, pumpkin and peanut butter soup, with chilli flakes and halloumi croutons, during the Pumpkin Festival! Sounds delicious!

Pumpkin Special at The Urban Shed

62-64 King St, Cambridge CB1 1LN

Pop into The Urban Shed during the festival, to taste their cumin roasted pumpkin, goats cheese, watercress and toasted sunflower seeds sandwich.

Pumpkin 'combined use' competition

The Cambridge Organic Food Co. is challenging readers of the COFCO newsletter to not only demonstrate flair in the carving of their pumpkins, but also a commitment to the reduction of food waste by using the same pumpkin to create a delicious dish. The competition is free and you enter simply by submitting photographic evidence of both the carved pumpkin and the dish that was created from it, along with a brief explanation, to by Sunday 6th of November. You do not have to be a member of the COFCO box scheme to enter. The winning entrants will be printed in the COFCO newsletter and also receive a hamper of organic goodies.

Pumpkin Carving Competition

Bridges Cambridge are running a pumpkin carving competition with three fantastic prizes, ranging from a lunch for four to sweet treats and free drinks.
The competition runs from the 22-29th and the deadline of submission of entry is 31st October. Competition details will be posted on the Bridges webpage in October.