Pineville's Autumn Fest, an event which draws thousands annually, will be held on October 29. "This year will be bigger and better," said Pineville Mayor Tim Ellison. Businesses will set up for tailgating and the chili cook off beginning at 5 p.m., he indicated. Traditional features of the festival will all be part of the fun, including costume contests for children and adults and a pumpkin painting and carving contest. The best decorated booth will be recognized, and there will be an old fashioned cake walk. "We're working on possibly having live entertainment and additional activities for the young," Ellison remarked. A fireworks display the mayor describes as "gigantic" will be held at 9:30 p.m. Planning sessions for the festival are being held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at City Hall. Anyone with questions about the festival can call Pinevilles City Hall Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.